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12th June 2017

Alumni Nick Hurd and Matt Hancock hold their seats in parliament

Nick Hurd MP (credit DFID) and Matt Hancock MP (credit TechCrunch)

Congratulations to Nick Hurd (1981, Literae Humaniores) and Matt Hancock (1996, PPE), who have both held their seats in parliament.

In the general election on 8 June Nick Hurd was re-elected as member of parliament for┬áRuislip, Northwood and Pinner. The Conservative MP took 57.2% of the votes, almost 14,000 votes clear of his nearest challenger, Labour candidate Rebecca Lury. After the result Mr Hurd tweeted: “Thank you to the people of Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner for re-electing me as your MP. It is a huge honour and one that I have never taken for granted.”

In the constituency of West Suffolk the Conservative’s Matt Hancock received 61.2% of votes, an increase of 9% from the 2015 election. He received 17,063 more votes than second-placed Labour candidate┬áMichael Jefferys. Mr Hancock said afterwards: “It is a great honour to be re-elected as the MP for West Suffolk – a job I’ve done now for seven years and given my heart and soul to. … I’ve worked hard these past seven years to deliver right across West Suffolk. We’ve seen unemployment at record low levels, we’ve had more investment, and I hope I’ve provided a strong voice in Westminster on a positive local agenda.”

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