Bolton election result: Labour hold onto seat where Theresa May launched campaign

The Conservatives made gains – but fewer than Labour

Andrew Griffin
Friday 09 June 2017 03:44
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General Election 2017: 4AM results

Labour have held onto Bolton, the seat where Theresa May launched her general election campaign.

Sir David Crausby managed to hold onto the seat in Bolton North East, gaining 7.66 per cent more votes than in 2015.

The Conservatives did manage to increase their share of the vote, by 9.4 per cent, apparently at the expense of Ukip. But that wasn't enough to challenge Labour, with the Tory candidate James Daly losing by more than eight points.

That worked out to a 0.87 per cent from Labour to the Conservatives.

Ms May was helicoptered into the Bolton North East constituency in April, soon after announcing that she would call the snap election. There she premiered many of the phrases that would be used heavily throughout the election, including "strong and stable leadership in the national interest".

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