Ruddington Swings To Labour

In an election outcome which may surprise many Ruddingtonians, Labour has stolen two out of the three available seats on Rushcliffe Borough Council from the Conservatives. The results from yesterday’s poll mean that Labour candidates Jen Walker and Mike Gaunt (pictured above left and centre) are duly elected to the Council for the first time – with third placed Gary Dickman (pictured right) securing the remaining seat for the Conservatives. Former Tory Councillor Martin Buckle was therefore not re-elected. The three Green Party candidates received fewer votes in total than the others,…

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Ken Returned in Rushcliffe

There was no surprise for Ruddington voters in Thursday’s General Election when Conservative heavyweight Kenneth Clarke easily retained his Rushcliffe seat – and so remains our representative at Westminster. He secured over half the vote – with a similar share to the 2015 General Election. This had always seemed a foregone conclusion once the former cabinet minister and now “Father of the House” announced that he would be standing as our MP again – after holding this safe Tory seat for the last 47 years. In fact, Rushcliffe has been mostly a Conservative stronghold since 1950. (Labour regained it…

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