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Dame Angela Watkinson holds Hornchurch and Upminster for Conservatives

PUBLISHED: 05:58 08 May 2015 | UPDATED: 05:58 08 May 2015

Conservative's Parliamentary Candidate for Hornchurch and Upminster Dame Angela Watkinson

Conservative's Parliamentary Candidate for Hornchurch and Upminster Dame Angela Watkinson

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Conservative Dame Angela Watkinson has won the vote in Hornchurch and Upminster with 27,051 votes.

She has retained the seat for a fourth term having first been elected in 2001 after a busy campaign trail which saw her visit around 50 of the 60 polling stations in the constituency yesterday.

Her votes slipped slightly from 27,469 in 2010 – a difference of 418 – leaving her with a majority of 13,074.

Dame Angela thanked the constituents for voting her in once again and pledged to help the continue the work of the previous Conservative government in getting the country’s economy back on track.

Lawrence Webb came in second for Ukip with 13,977 votes with Paul McGeary placing third for Labour with 11,103 votes.

Liberal Democrats’ Jonathan Mitchell followed with 1,501 votes and Melanie Collins for the Green party had 1,411 votes.

Finally Paul Borg for the BNP brought up the rear with just 193 votes.

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