Kerry wins third term as our MP

June 30 2017

KERRY McCarthy retained her Bristol East seat for Labour at the 2017 general election with an increased majority.

KERRY McCarthy retained her Bristol East seat for Labour at the 2017 general election with an increased majority.

She polled 30,847 votes while her Conservative opponent Theodora Clarke, who also contested the seat in 2015, received 17,453.

Liberal Democrat Chris Lucas was in third placd with 1,389  votes and the Green Party's Lorraine Francis received 1,100 votes.

The constituency had been targeted by the Tories but Labour increased its hold here and in Bristol South and West, as well as taking Bristol North West from the Conservatives.

Ms McCarthy, who has been MP for Bristol East since 2005, pledged to continue to work hard for all constituents.

Turnout was 70.35 per cent, up from 64.9 in 2015.