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Election 2017: ‘Time to pick up the pieces’ says Bromley and Chislehurst Conservative MP Bob Neill

PUBLISHED: 09:37 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:56 09 June 2017

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Results were announced early on Friday morning

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The returning MP for Bromley and Chislehurst has said it is time for the party to “pick up the pieces” after a snap general election called by the prime minister backfired.

Seen by many as a chance for the Tories to strengthen their grasp on Westminster, results from yesterday’s general election have instead seen Britain left with a second hung Parliament in seven years, amid calls for PM Theresa May to step down.

Fellow Tory MP Bob Neill was elected for his fourth term in charge of the constituency, which followed the national trends with a resurgent Labour party.

“Single issue elections seldom do, what is important now is for us to pick up the pieces and see where we go from here, I’ll be in discussion with fellow party members later today (Friday) and we will discuss what happens next.”

The election saw Mr Neill gain a 54 per cent share of ballot papers, one per cent more than in 2015.

But as the Tories lost 12 seats in the election, Mr Neill assured he took no chances in the election.

He said: “I never took anything for granted, it was clear that we had to keep listening to voters, and I’m very happy with the result locally, a lot of the votes for other parties collapsed and went to Labour instead, but we still proved popular.

“I’m grateful to all those who voted for me and I will continue to serve Bromley and Chislehurst and work for the constituents as best I can, as any MP should.”

Despite being considered a Tory safe seat, Labour candidate Sara Hyde saw the party’s share of the votes soar by 11.2 per cent as just over a third of voters backed the Jeremy Corbyn-led party.

Ms Hyde said she was “delighted” with the party’s progress at the election, which saw it add more than 5,000 votes to its 2015 total by finishing with 15,585, adding she was “very grateful”.

To view the results in full, click here.

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