Friday 9 June

It was a real honour to be re-elected as Beckenham’s MP and I am eternally grateful to my constituents.  The poll results were as follows:

Marina Ahmad (Labour)                     15,545

Ruth Fabricant (Green)                       1,380

Julie Ireland  (Liberal Democrat)        4,073

Bob Stewart (Conservative)               30,632

Very sadly the national result was far worse than I anticipated.  The Conservatives may have the most seats in Parliament but the lack an overall majority and that is tragic for the good governance of the country.  Right now the way ahead is unclear but I truly hope it is sorted quickly.