OPPERMAN WINS FOR TORIES
Last updated at 16:04, Friday, 07 May 2010
CONSERVATIVE Guy Opperman is the new MP for Hexham. In the General Election result declared at the Wentworth leisure centre on Friday lunchtime, Mr Opperman polled 18,795, giving him a comfortable 5,788 majority.
Liberal Democrat Andrew Duffield finished second, relegating Labour’s Antoine Tinnion into third place.
Independents Steven Ford and Colin Moss lost their deposit, along with British National Party candidate Quentin Hawkins.
Mr Opperman, a barrister succeeds long-serving Conservative MP Peter Atkinson, who stood down at this election.
The Hexham count was one of the last constituency results in the country to be declared.
First published at 15:46, Friday, 07 May 2010
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk