In 2005 we were successful in winning the Newbury constituency for the Conservatives in one of the biggest swings anywhere in the country. Richard Benyon's victory with a majority of 3460 votes, ended 12 years of West Berkshire being held by the Liberal Democrats. We built on that success by securing a great victory in local elections in 2007. The Conservatives had a majority of 26 on the 52 member West Berkshire Council.
Richard was re-elected in May 2010 with an increased majority of 12,248 and the Conservatives increased their majority on the West Berkshire Council in 2011, having 39 out of 52 members.
Richard was re-elected as Member of Parliament for Newbury on 7 May, 2015 with an increased majority of 26,368, winning 61% of the vote share. The Conservatives also increased the number of members on the West Berkshire Council to 48 out of 52. On the Newbury Town Council, the Conservatives made gains going from 11 in 2010 to 18 in 2015 out of 23 members. Substantial gains were made on the Thatcham Town Council, with Conservative members going from 5 in 2010 to 15 out of 18 members.
Richard Benyon has been re-selected as the conservative candidate for the Newbury constituency, for the general election to be held on 8th June 2017.
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