Re-elected Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning achieves largest Labour to Conservative swing in country

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Features Writer

The re-elected MP for Hemel Hempstead has achieved the largest Labour to Conservative swing in the country according to reports.

Popular independent election blog, UK Polling Report, has revealed that Conservative MP Mike Penning achieved a 14.4 per cent swing from Labour to Conservative in Thursday’s General Election.

Mr Penning received 24,721 votes, increasing his majority from 499 in 2005 to 13,406 in 2010.

The Labour Party, represented by candidate Ayfer Orhan, was pushed into third place with 10,295 votes.

In 2005, when represented by Tony McWalter, the Labour Party received 18,501 votes - 8,206 more votes compared to last week's election figures.

Mr Penning said: “I am still reeling in shock at the scale of this result and am absolutely delighted.

“I am overwhelmed at the level of support, it’s a huge amount of trust that people have put in me.

“I pledge to honour that trust and do my best to represent the interests of this constituency at Westminster and to help any resident who comes to me with their problems.”

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4:15pm Tue 11 May 10

Tudor247 says...

Could this result be related to the fiction he was putting about about the closure of Watford General in favour of one in his area? He and Dick Harrington never sorted out what to say together.
Could this result be related to the fiction he was putting about about the closure of Watford General in favour of one in his area? He and Dick Harrington never sorted out what to say together. Tudor247
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