Richard Benyon "Delighted to be re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Newbury".

Richard Benyon has been successfully re-elected as Newbury’s Member of Parliament, following a six week period of hard campaigning. Richard was declared the victor in the early hours of this morning with an increased majority of 26,368. Speaking after the declaration, Richard said: “I am incredibly grateful to all those who voted for me and the Conservative Party. It has been a great honour to represent the people of Newbury over these past ten years and I am now excited to get back to work, representing this wonderful constituency”. He continued: “I would like to thank my team of volunteers, fellow Conservative candidates and of course, my family. Without their efforts and support, this would simply not have been possible. I would like also like to pay tribute to my fellow candidates for the good natured spirit in which this election has been fought”. Notes:1. Richard was re-elected with 61 per cent of the vote and a majority of 26,368.2. When Richard was selected to fight the Newbury constituency in the 1990s, it had a Liberal Democrat majority of over 22,000