NIGEL Evans was again voted in as Ribble Valley MP but with a reduced majority.

The Conservative MP, who has represented the constituency since 1992, received 25,404 votes, down from 26,298 from the 2010 general election.


After a strong showing from the Labour candidate David Hinder, who increased his party's vote to 11,798, Mr Evans saw his majority fall from 14,769 to 13,606.

The Lib Dems narrowly avoided losing their deposit of £500 after attracting 2,756, down from 10,732 from five years ago.

Mr Evans, who again dedicated his win to his late mother Betty, said: "It's great that I have been endorsed by the people of the Ribble Valley to be their MP for the next five years.

"It's amazing that around half of the people who took the time to turn out to vote decided to vote for me and I hope to represent them well during this parliament."

Lancashire Telegraph:

Graham Sowter, who represented The Green Party, polled 2,193 while independents David Brass and Grace Astley got 1,498 and 288 respectfully.

Independent Political Alliance Party candidate Tony Johnson polled 56 votes after attracting 232 in 2010.

The turnout in this year's poll was 52,414 which represented 67.74 per cent of the electorate, an increase from 67.32 per cent in 2010.

The number of ballots spoiled was 160. 


Nigel Evans Conservative 25,404
David Hinder Labour 11,798
Shirley Parkinson UK Independence Party 8,250
Jackie Pearcey Liberal Democrat 2,756
Graham Sowter Green 2,193
David Brass Independent 1,498
Grace Astley Independent 288
Tony Johnson Independent Political Alliance Party 56