Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Howell overwhelmed by re-election

7.25am reaction: JOHN HOWELL talks to the Henley Standard following his re-election as MP for Henley.

7.25am reaction: JOHN HOWELL says he is ?overwhelmed? by the confidence shown in him by his re-election as MP for Henley.

The Conservative retained his seat this morning (Thursday) with a majority of more than 25,000 votes, the highest margin since he was first elected in 2008.

Mr Howell told the Henley Standard: ?It is absolutely fantastic. I didn?t expect to have a 25,000 majority.

?I arrived at the count at 4.15am and I had an idea that I had won because I was getting messages about how the count was going but I took nothing for granted.?

He added: ?I feel it is a very personal vote as I regard it as the people of the Henley constituency saying they have confidence in me. It is a great feeling.?



6.45am: RESULTS ROUNDUP JOHN HOWELL has retained his seat as Member of Parliament for Henley by more than 25,000 votes.

The Conservative is re-elected with 32,282 votes, almost five times the number for his nearest rival, Labour candidate Sam Juthani. Mr Howell?s winning margin, representing 58.4 per cent of the total vote, is his largest win since he replaced Mayor of London Boris Johnson following a by-election in 2008.

The turnout for yesterday?s poll was 70.3 per cent, three per cent down on the 2010 general election.

Mr Juthani, who was standing as a candidate for the first time, attracted 6,917 votes. He garnered 1,082 more votes during his election campaign than Richard McKenzie, who stood for Labour at the last election.

Liberal Democrat candidate Sue Cooper, who lives in Ewelme, finished third, picking up 6,205 votes, while UKIP candidate Chris Jones claimed 6,007 votes.

Mark Stevenson, of the Green Party, received the fewest number of votes with 3,815 but attracted 2,487 more than when he stood at the last election.

The count for the South Oxfordshire District Council elections will begin at 2pm at the White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon and the count for the Henley Town Council election will take place from 10am to 2pm at Henley town hall tomorrow (Saturday).

All results for the Henley Standard circulation area and reaction from the candidates will be published at www.henleystandard.co.uk and on Twitter @henleystandard

A full report with pictures will appear in next week?s Henley Standard.



6.15am:JOHN HOWELL has retained his seat as Member of Parliament for Henley with a majority of 25,375 votes.

The Conservative is re-elected with 32,292 votes. His nearest rival, Labour candidate Sam Juthani received 6,917 votes.

More information and reaction to follow shortly.



5.15am: THE COUNT is under way for Henley's Member of Parliament as the General Election results start coming in thick and fast.

Conservative incumbent John Howell stood for re-election against Liberal Democrat candidate Sue Cooper, Labour's Sam Juthani, Green Party candidate Mark Stevenson and UKIP's Chris Jones.

The returning officer at the White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon, where the count is taking place, has indicated Henley's vote should be in at around 6am.

We will update this story with the result and reaction as soon as it is declared.

Turnout in the constituency is 70.3 per cent.

Nationally a shock exit poll has put the Conservatives much further ahead than generally anticipated, with some pundits now saying that the party could even get a small overall majority - very different to predictions of a second hung parliament which were widely given before the polls closed.

The count for the South Oxfordshire District Council elections will begin at 2pm in Abingdon and the count for the Henley Town Council election will take place from 10am to 2pm at Henley town hall tomorrow (Saturday).

All results for the Henley Standard circulation area and reaction from the candidates will be published at www.henleystandard.co.uk and on Twitter @henleystandard

A full report with pictures will appear in next week?s Henley Standard.

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