Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright thanks voters and remembers those who 'lost more than election' - The Leamington Observer

Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright thanks voters and remembers those who 'lost more than election'

Leamington Editorial 9th Jun, 2017   0

KENILWORTH and Southam MP Jeremy Wright has thanked those who voted for him.

Mr Wright comfortably secured the seat once again with 31,207 votes, followed by Labour’s Bally Singh with 13,121; Lib-Dem Richard Dickson with 4,921; the Green’s Rob Ballantyne with 1,133; and UKIP’s Harry Cottam with 929.

He said: “Thank you to my wonderful wife Yvonne, my family and the support they have offered – I couldn’t do it without them. Thank you to my wonderful campaign team.

“Thank you to my opponents, we in Kenilworth and Southam have shown we can disagree with civility and set an example on how politics should be conducted.

“This has been an unusual campaign for all sorts of reasons and we remember those citizens who have lost a lot more than an election during this campaign. In the terrible attacks in Manchester and London a great deal has been lost.

“But those who perpetrated those attacks thought they could destroy the freedoms we hold dear in our society, and one of those is the right to hold free and democratic elections. By holding such an election we have shown they have failed.

“It is a huge privilege to represent the people and Kenilworth and Southam. It’s the third time I have been given this honour and I feel this sense of privilege and responsibility as keenly now as when I was first elected.

“I will do my best to represent all those who are members of this constituency however they voted.”


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