After weeks of winter campaigning, Conservative candidate Victoria Prentis was re-elected as Member of Parliament for North Oxfordshire with an increased majority of 16,813.
Full results were as follows:
Victoria Prentis, Conservative: 34,148
Suzette Watson, Labour Party: 17,335
Tim Bearder, Liberal Democrat: 8,831
Ian Middleton, Green Party: 2,607
Speaking after the count, which took place at Spiceball Leisure Centre in Banbury, Victoria said: “I am honoured to be re-elected as the Member of Parliament for North Oxfordshire. It has been a real privilege to serve my home constituency for the past four and a half years. I hope we can continue to make progress on the issues that matter most to us locally.
I will continue to campaign to restore an obstetric-led maternity service at the Horton Hospital as well as pushing for new investment to make our hospital fit for the future. I will also work to secure the pledged per-pupil funding increase for local schools and for our share of the 20,000 police officers to keep our streets safe. For me, climate change will continue to be a key priority as well as protecting our beautiful local countryside. Finally, we need to get Brexit done. I will be voting for the Prime Minister’s deal as soon as it is brought back to Parliament. We must leave the EU in an orderly way.
I would like to thank the voters for placing their trust in me once more and my amazing team of volunteers who braved all types of weather to help my campaign. Also, thank you to my fellow candidates, Suzette, Tim and Ian for a spirited but fair campaign.”