General Election 2019: Tory Brexiteer Anne-Marie Trevelyan wins Berwick for the third time

The Berwick constituency has backed Tory Brexiteer Anne-Marie Trevelyan once again and returned her as the MP for the third time with an increased majority.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 2:15 pm
Anne-Marie Trevelyan gives her General Election victory speech.

The Berwick constituency has backed Tory Brexiteer Anne-Marie Trevelyan once again and returned her as the MP for the third time.

Despite being first elected to Parliament just four years ago, when long-standing Lib Dem MP Sir Alan Beith had called it a day after 42 years, she has now won three elections due to the back-to-back early polls.

She received 23,947 votes, representing a 56.9% share, an even stronger performance than in 2017 when she secured 22,145 votes or 52.5%.

Her majority also increased, rising to 14,835, compared to the 11,781 margin of two years ago.

Speaking at the count in Blyth Leisure Centre after her election on Friday morning, Mrs Trevelyan described it as an “incredible honour”.

She added that “to get Brexit done and to deliver it is really important for our county”.

Labour were in second place, as they were in 2017, with candidate Trish Williams gaining 9,112 votes, followed by Tom Hancock, for the Lib Dems, with 7,656. The Green Party’s Thomas Stewart received 1,394 votes.

The turnout was 71%, slightly down on 2017’s 71.8%.