Tory Andrew Stephenson holds Pendle seat with increased majority

Pendle's Tory MP Andrew Stephenson has regained his seat in a tightly fought contest.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 3:05 am
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 3:08 am
Conservative hold

Mr Stephenson, who has been Pendle's MP since 2010, held off the challenge of Labour's Azhar Ali winning 24,076 votes to his opponent's 17,890.

The Minister of State for Africa and International Development increased his majority.

Liberal Democrat Gordon Lishman finished third with 1,548 votes, ahead of the Green Party's Clare Hales with 678 and independent candidate John Richardson who received 268 votes.

The victorious Tories