RESIDENTS in Wokingham parliamentary constituency has decided to re-elect Sir John Redwood as MP but with a greatly reduced majority.
In the 2017 general election, the veteran MP received 56.6% share of the vote, polling 33,806 votes.
But this time round, he had 30,734 votes and a 49.4% share.
Coming second was his main challenger, Dr Phillip Lee for the Liberal Democrats. He polled 37.5% share of the vote and had 23,351.
This was nearly three times what Clive Jones gained for the party two years ago: he had a 15.9% share of the vote and 9,512 votes.
This means that Sir John’s majority is now 7,383. It was 18,798 in 2017.
Labour’s share of the vote declined significantly.
In 2017, Andy Croy had 15,008 votes and a 25.1% share, however, Dr Annette Medhurst had 6,450 votes and a 10.4% share.
The Green party’s vote was pretty static: despite not campaigning, Kizzi Johannessen scooped 1,382 votes (2.2% share), 500 votes more than Russell Seymour had (1,364 and 2.3% share of vote) in 2017.
The newcomer was Annabel Mullin, who had just 80 votes.
Neither Ms Johannessen or Ms Mullin attended the count.