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Labour holds both St Helens seats

Labour held both St Helens South & Whiston and St Helens North in the General Election 2017, with increased majorities.

Marie Rimmer was victorious in St Helens South and Whiston after gaining 35,879 votes – a majority of 24,343, up from 21,243 in 2015.

Meanwhile Conor McGinn defended his St Helens North seat after winning 32,012 votes – a majority of 18,406, up from 17,291 in 2015.

The turnout for St Helens South & Whiston was 67 per cent, up from 62.3 per cent in 2015.

In St Helens North, the turnout was 66.1 per cent, up from 61.5 per cent in 2015.

Figures for all candidates in both constituencies were:

St Helens South & Whiston

HITCHEN Mark Joseph (UKIP) – 1,953

MCRANDAL Ed (Conservatives) – 11,536

NORTHEY Jess (Green Party) – 1,417

RIMMER Marie Elizabeth (Labour) – 35,879

SPENCER Brian Thomas (Liberal Democrats) – 2,101

St Helens North

MCGINN Conor Patrick (Labour) – 32,012

MORRISON Tom William (Liberal Democrats) – 1,287

NG Jackson (Conservatives) – 13,606

PARKINSON Rachel (Green Party) – 1,220

PEERS Peter (UKIP) – 2,097

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