Labour’s Neil Coyle keeps Bermondsey and Old Southwark with more than 31,000 votes

Josh Salisbury (13 December, 2019) Politics General Election 2019

Coyle got more than 31,000 votes compared to the Liberal Democrats' 15,597

33826Neil Coyle speaking after holding his seat

Labour’s Neil Coyle has retained Bermondsey and Old Southwark tonight, with more than 31,000 votes.

Coyle, who was first elected to the seat in 2015, successfully saw off a challenge from the Liberal Democrats’ Humaira Ali, who got 15, 597 votes.

The Conservatives’ candidate, Andrew Baker, got 9, 678 votes, while the Brexit Party’s Alex Matthews achieved 1, 617.

The Liberal Democrats’ Humaira Ali

The result has put paid to Liberal Democrat hopes of taking back Bermondsey and Old Southwark, which had been held by the Lib Dem’s Simon Hughes until 2015.

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