Nigel Adams has been re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Selby and Ainsty following a stunning result which saw his majority increase to 13,557 votes and his vote share soar to 53% of all votes cast.
The full Selby and Ainsty results were as follows:
Nigel Adams (Conservative) 27,725
Mark Hayes (Labour) 14.168
Colin Heath (UKIP) 7,389
Nicola Turner (Lib Dem) 1,920
Ian Richards (Green) 1,465
Ian Wilson (TUSC) 137
Majority 13.557. Turnout 69.8%
Speking after the results were announced, newly re-elected MP, Nigel Adams said: “It is an incredible feeling to have been re-elected as MP for Selby and Ainsty with an increased majority and I want to thank the people of Selby and Ainsty for putting their trust in me again. Five years ago, we had a great result but this result was stunning.
I think the hard work I have put in over the last five years and the fact that I am the first MP for the area to be truly local has been a factor. We ran a positive campaign highlighting our achievements locally and nationally and what we intend to do to continue the recovery for this part of North Yorkshire and the rest of the country.
To also win an outright majority in the Commons against all the odds with David Cameron back as Prime Minister is really great news because our country still faces many challenges and I know that we will tackle them much more effectively without coalition partners. In particular, I hope that we can properly sort out our energy policy which has a huge impact on the prospects of large local employers such as Drax and Eggborough. I also hope my campaign to end subsidies for inefficient large windfarms comes to fruition soon.
Jobs and getting people into work or training still remains my number one priority. This constituency has had great success over the last five years creating jobs with almost 1000 more local people now in work compared to 2010. But with the unwelcome news at Kellingley and the fruit packing contract being lost at Camblesforth, there is more work to be done to help those people facing redundancy.
Four hours after I was first elected in 2010, I held my first residents advice surgery in Selby and even during the election I was still actively helping residents with their issues and problems. I am looking forward to getting back to work fully now the election is over and continuing my work trying to ensure that our part of North Yorkshire is a better place to live, work and raise a family.
As a son of a caretaker and home help from Carlton, it is difficult to explain how proud I am to represent the area in which I grew up, went to school and have lived for forty years of my life. It is impossible to please everyone in politics and there will be some who would have wanted a different outcome but one thing is for sure, I will always work hard and do my best for people here. I am incredibly honoured and grateful to voters in the Selby and Ainsty constituency for putting their trust in me again.”