Conservative Simon Hoare said he was ‘thrilled’ after being re-elected at the Memeber of Parliament for North Dorset in yesterday’s general election.
Writing on Twitter he said: ‘Thrilled and honoured to be re-elected as the Member of Parliament for beautiful North Dorset. I look forward to continuing to serve all of my constituents. Thank you for your support.’
Mr Hoare was returned with a majority of more than 24,000.
He picked up 35,705 votes while nearest challenger David Chadwick, for the Liberal Democrats, received 11,404. In third place was Labour’s Pat Osborne on 6,737 while the Green candidate Ken Huggins picked up 2,261 votes.
The turnout was 73.44 per cent of the electorate compared with 73.40 per cent in 2017.
More details of the results in Dorset can be found here.