General Election 2019

The following is taken from the BBC website but Philip Carter tells me that the polling officers told him that there was a terrific turnout by Hankerton – roughly 90% !


Wiltshire North: Conservative hold

James Gray has been re-elected as the MP for Wiltshire North, with a decreased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Liberal Democrat Brian Mathew by 17,626 votes, 5,251 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Jon Fisher of the Labour Party came third and the Green Party’s Bonnie Jackson came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 55,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

One of the four candidates, Bonnie Jackson (Green) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.