Sir Mike Penning was delighted at securing re-election as the Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead in the early hours of this morning.
“I am chuffed to bits with this result. It is a great honour to represent the people of this fantastic constituency and I am delighted to have been re-elected again – especially by such a margin.
“I thank everyone who voted for me and who helped me during this election campaign.
“We can now return to Parliament and put an end to the indecision over Brexit. I will back Boris all the way and we will leave the EU on 31 January.
“We can then get on with the things that really matter – negotiating our future relationship with Europe and honouring our election promises on the NHS, police and schools.
“Locally, I will continue to push for the new money promised for West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust to be spent on a new hospital on a new site – not wasted on a revamp of the Watford site.”
Sir Mike won the seat with 28,968 votes which at 56.5% is the highest share of the vote ever. He secured a majority of 14,563.