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GENERAL ELECTION: Labour’s Michael Payne is Gedling’s new MP after securing victory with 23,278 votes


Labour candidate Michael Payne has won the seat in Gedling after convincingly securing victory with 23,278 votes.

His nearest rival, Conservative candidate Tom Randall, attracted 11,397 votes.

Randall had been Gedling’s first Tory MP for more than 30 years back after beating Labour’s Vernon Coaker at 2019’s General Election.

As well as being Labour’s parliamentary candidate – and now MP – Mr Payne also serves as deputy leader of Gedling Borough Council and on Nottinghamshire County Council

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PICTURED: Labour’s Michael Payne arriving at the count for Gedling at Carlton Forum

Following his win he told those at the count: “It is the honour of my life to be given the opportunity to serve the community I owe everything to and so proud to call my home.

“I promise I will work tirelessly for each and every person in Gedling including those who didn’t vote for me today.

“Tomorrow the hard work starts. I know the challenges that lie ahead of us and I promise you this, I will work every single second of every single moment of every single day for the place I am proud to call home and I promise you this: I will not let you down.”

Labour also gained the Sherwood Forest constituency with former Chief Whip Mark Spencer losing his seat. Michelle Welsh becomes the first female MP for the area, renamed at this election from Sherwood to Sherwood Forest.

Ms Welsh achieved nearly 19,000 votes compared to Mr Spencer’s 13,398.

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The result from Gedling is as follows:


Conservative – Tom Randall – 11,397

WINNER: Labour Party – Michael Payne 23, 278

Reform UK – Simon Christy – 8,211

Green Party – Dominic Berry 3,122

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Liberal Democrats – Tad Jones 2,473

Independent – Irenea Marriott -241

TURNOUT: 63.50%

Sherwood Forest

The result from Sherwood Forest is as follows:

Turnout: 62 per cent

Electorate: 78,894

Majority: 5,443

David Dobbie (Lib Dem): 1838

Sheila Greatrex-White (Green): 2216

Helen Rose O’Hare (Reform): 11320

Mark Spencer (Con): 13398

Jeremy Paul Spry (Ind): 183

Lee Waters (Ind): 864

Michelle Welsh (Lab): 18841 (E)

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  1. Since voting in the Carlton West nominations for candidates to put forward to the Geding PPC hustings, I’ve been a supporter of Cllr Payne, and I’m now so glad to see it’s now Michael Payne MP
    Democracy is slow but satisfying.
    Well done!

  2. It isn’t mystifying at all. Coaker was a hopeless time server and yes-man.
    Rather similar to Randall of course. I’m sure Payne will be no better.

  3. Totally different to the triangle decider that 2 in 3 people voted for, because it was orange instead of purple, does it really help in new precincts with shoppers now having to go there twice ?


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