Danny Kruger - our new Member of Parliament, a resounding victory
Danny Kruger has been elected as the Member of Parliament representing the Devizes Constituency. Achieving 32,150 votes - more than Claire Perry achieved in any of her three victories and the largest since Michael Ancram's first victory for the Conservatives in 1992, Danny's share of the vote was 63.41% which was the greatest share since Percy Hurd won for the Conservatives in 1931.
Jo Waltham restored the LibDems to runner-up position for thr first time since 2010 achieving 8,157 votes, Labour was a narrow third with Rachael Schneider Ross attracting 7,838 votes, with Emma Dawnay in fourth place for The Green Party with 2,809 votes.
Turnout was consistent with recent elections at fractionally under 70% (69.44%). Below are the results in table form:
|Kruger, Danny||Conservative Party||32,150||63.41%|
|Waltham, Jo||Liberal Democrats||8,157||16.09%|
|Schneider Ross, Rachael||Labour Party||7,838||15.46%|
|Dawnay, Emma||Green Party||2,809||5.54%|
|Total votes cast||50,954|
In his address for marlborough.news, Danny Kruger expressed his belief in how to support those who are now his constituents, whom he represents: "Every day I discover another amazing local charity or community business or volunteer project. This gives me confidence that the deep social problems our area faces - challenges for young people leaving schools without the skills they need; the plight of older people struggling to get medical or social care; families living in poverty - can be tackled by a combination of good government, national and local, and community effort." We wish him well.....