Conservatives hold South Northamptonshire with much reduced majority


Andrea Leadsom had 62 percent of the vote in 2019

by Nadia Lincoln, Local Democracy Reporter

The Conservative Party have held onto South Northamptonshire – despite a night of heavy losses nationally.

Sarah Bool was named the constituency’s new MP after picking up 19,191 votes.

Murmurings throughout the night anticipated the seat being a close call, despite it being a long-standing Conservative safe seat.

In the end, Labour’s Rufia Ashraf received 15,504 votes,  leaving the Conservatives with a much-reduced majority of 3,687.

Reform UK candidate Paul Hogan placed third with over 8,962 votes and the Liberal Democrats came in fourth with 4,989.

This was Sarah Bool’s second attempt to win a parliamentary seat, with her name going down on the ballot paper in 2019 for Vauxhall.

The full results are:

  • Rufia Ashraf, Labour- 15,504
  • Sarah Bool, Conservative Party- 19,191
  • Paul Hogan, Reform UK- 8,962
  • Ian McCord, Independent- 1,556
  • Stuart McCutcheon, Independent- 209
  • Mick Stott, Workers Party of Britain- 246
  • Stewart Tolley, Liberal Democrats- 4,989
  • Emmie Williamson, Green Party- 3,040

Turnout was 53,882 (68.7 per cent).

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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