Conservative party wins delayed UK poll
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Last Updated: Friday, May 28, 2010, 13:09
London: After emerging as the single largest party in the May 6 general election, the Conservative added to its tally by winning the delayed Thirsk and Malton by election in north Yorkshire.

The Conservative candidate Anne McIntosh emerged victorious with Liberal Democrat candidate Howard Keal was second and Labour's Jonathan Roberts third.

The Conservatives now hold 307 seats in the House of Commons, with the Liberal Democrats on 57 and Labour on 258. The vote was delayed following the death last month of John Boakes, candidate of the UK Independece Party.

McIntosh won the seat with 20,167 votes. Keal polled 8,886 votes while Roberts secured 5,169.

After winning, McIntosh said it was a "very exciting time" to be in politics and said the new coalition Government represented "a new age of politics".


First Published: Friday, May 28, 2010, 13:09

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