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.