The Wokingham Paper
Featured General Election 2019 Politics Wokingham

VOTE 2019: Sir John Redwood's majority slashed following Lib Dem challenge

General Election 2019

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.

Related posts

Views wanted over changes to buses in Woodley and Earley

Gemma Davidson

CHURCH NOTES: Living life to the full

Phil Creighton

John Lewis stores to close and staff to be redeployed to Waitrose stores

Phil Creighton

Leave a Reply

2 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
w Richardskaren Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
w Richards
w Richards

First Dr Philip Lee wore a Blue coat.
He then turned his coat into a Yellow jacket.
Why did he not stand as a Liberal in his own constituancy Bracknell?
Answer he thought Wokingham would be an easy target due to the popularity t the LibDems in the local elections.
However the Wokingham electorate are astute enough to know that local and national elections are completely different and voted Conservative.
However not all is lost for Dr Philip. He can return to full time General Practice and put on another coloured coat.
A White one!


Phillip Lee is using the Lib Dem ticket . He was a Conservative in Bracknell until booted out by the membership . He has some very un – Lib Dem views . Just a self promoter .