|Justine Greening Retains Putney for Conservatives|
Sitting MP retains seat with over half the votes cast
The constituency of Putney has been held for the Conservatives by Justine Greening who won 52% of the vote, she increased her party's share of the vote by 7.6%. Her majority at the last election was 1,766 whereas this year it was 10,053.
There were minor boundary changes for this election, with the partial loss of Fairfield ward to Battersea. This was Labour target seat number 31- Labour last represented the constituency under Tony Coleman who held the seat for two parliaments after his famous defeat over David Mellor in 1997.
This morning she told PutneySW15.com, " I'm delighted to be reelected as MP. It is a privilege to be reelected as our MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields after the debate we've had locally.
I would like to thank everyone for the support they've shown me and I am going to do my best to continue representing us strongly in Parliament. I'm really looking forward to getting my weekly MP surgeries up and running and getting back into Parliament to represent us there."
The "Clegg Factor" has had little effect to the share of votes for the Liberal Democrats which only increased by 0.6% and the Greens saw a reduction of -1.3% of votes away.
of 64.4% was an increase of 4.6% confirming the national response of increased voter participation
May 7, 2010