Labour Win Big for Knowsley, St Helens South & Whiston

By on Friday, June 9, 2017

In a general election that resulted in a hung parliament – with Theresa May’s Conservatives gaining the most votes of any party – voters in Prescot, Whiston and Rainhill elected Labour to represent them.

In the Knowsley constituency, George Howarth won with 85.3 percent of the votes, up by 7.2 percent from 2015.

In St Helens South & Whiston, Marie Rimmer came in first, with 67.8 percent, an increase of 8 percent since the last election.

Nationwide, Conservatives gained the most seats and the biggest share of the vote, with 42.4 percent. Their 318 seats were not enough to seize a majority, however, and Prime Minister Theresa May is relying on Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to support her minority government.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour exceeded expectations, winning 40 percent of the vote and 261 seats, an increase of 29 seats.

One seat – Kensington, in London – has yet to declare its result.

The full results for Knowsley are as follows:

George Howarth – Labour – 47,351 – 85.3%
James Spencer – Conservative – 5,137 – 9.3%
Neil Miney – UKIP – 1,285 – 2.3%
Carl Cashman – Liberal Democrat – 1,189 – 2.1%
Steve Baines – Green Party – 0.9%

The full results for St Helens South & Whiston are as follows:

Marie Rimmer – Labour 35,879 – 67.8% 
Ed McRandal – Conservative – 11,536 – 21.8%
Brian Spencer – Liberal Democrat – 2,101 – 4%
Mark Hitchen – UKIP – 1,953 – 3.7%
Jess Northey – Green Party – 1,417 – 2.7%

Read the full results of the 2017 General Election at www.bbc.co.uk.

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