Labour stays strong in Oxford East

first_imgA Labour safe seat since 1987, Dodds gained more votes than the other seven candidates standing in Oxford East. Dodds was first elected in the 2017 general election in which she gained over 35,000 votes. Gaining 28,135 votes, this election narrows her majority. Anneliese Dodds has maintained her seat as Labour MP for Oxford East, winning 57% of the vote. Conservative PCC, Louise Staite, gained 20.9% of the vote, whilst the Liberal Democrats’ Alistair Fernie gained 13.9%. Despite Liberal Democrat and Labour successes in Oxford, the Conservative Party will form a government under Boris Johnson after winning a majority.center_img The Green Party’s PCC, David Williams, gained 4.8% and the Brexit Party gained 2.3%, while the three Independent candidates amassed 499 votes between them. Dodds, an Oxford graduate, was an MEP for South East England from 2014 before her election as MP in 2017. Turnout was down by 5.5% when compared with 2017, with 63.3% of constituents turning out to vote.last_img read more