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General Election 2017: Vernon Coaker keeps Gedling seat


Vernon Coaker has held on to his seat in Gedling after securing victory with 26,833 votes.

Mr Coaker, who has been MP for Gedling for the last 20 years, saw off competition from Conservative candidate Carolyn Abbott.

He also managed to increase his majority by more than 50 percent to 4,694.

Labour also celebrated successfully keeping hold of their Nottingham East seat with an increased majority.

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Chris Leslie, who has represented the area since 2010, won 28,102 votes, while Conservative Simon Murray took 8,152 for the Tories.

Nottingham North got a new MP in the form of Labour’s Alex Norris. Mr Norris, who secured 23,067 votes, replaces long-standing Graham Allen – who stepped down a few months ago.

Results from all constituencies in Gedling borough are as follows:


WINNER: Vernon Coaker – 26,833

Carolyn Abbott, Conservative Party – 22,139

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Rebecca Connick, Green Party – 515

Robert Swift, Liberal Democrats – 1052

Lee Waters, UK Independence Party – 1143

Nottingham East

WINNER: Chris Leslie 28,102

David Bishop, Elvis and The Yeti Himalayan Preservation – 195

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Kat Boettge, Green Party – 698

Robert Hall-Palmer, UK Independence Party – 817

Barry Holliday, Liberal Democrats – 1,003

Simon Murray, Conservative Party – 8,512

Nottingham North

WINNER: Alex Norris, Labour – 23,067

Stephen Crosby, UK Independence Party – 2,133

Tad Jones, Liberal Democrats – 674

Kirsty Jones, Green Party – 538

Jack Tinley, Conservative Party – 11,907


WINNER: Mark Spencer, Conservative – 27,492

Stuart Bestwick, UK Independence Party – 1,801

Morris Findley, Green Party – 664

Mike Pringle, Labour Party – 22, 294

Becky Thomas, Liberal Democrats – 1,113

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