It is no change in the New Forest
Tory MP, Dr Julian Lewis has kept his seat with a strong majority in the General Election.
Turn out was about 70%
Thanks very much to all who supported me. I am disappointed of course, but it is quite humbling to think that 7,786 people think I would have made a good MP for the area.
I have been able to almost double the Lib Dem vote from last time around and move us up from a fourth place to third.
I do think we ran a good, positive, campaign and am very pleased to have taken part in the process.
It’s very, very, hard to get elected in a New Forest seat unless you are a conservative.
Only one person has managed it in the last 200 years.
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I am absolutely over the moon to be able to report that the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has acquired a huge area of landholding within the New Forest National Park.
At a recent meeting of residents in Eling, I was told about the hazard of cyclists coming down the hill and failing to stop or even slow down as they reach the pavement along Eling Lane.