ELECTION 2015: Labour’s Jess Morden scores Newport East hat-trick
LABOUR’S Jessica Morden scored a hat-trick with her third election win in a row for Newport East.
Ms Morden increased her majority to 4,705, up from 1,650 in 2010.
Applause erupted in the Newport Velodrome as Ms Morden was declared the winner.
She said: “It is a huge honour to represent this constituency over the last five years, I look forward to doing it in the future.”
She said she hopes she will not have to spend the next five years fighting the same issues as she has over the last five years.
The turnout was recorded as 62.8 per cent, compared to 63 per cent in 2010.
Jessica Morden (Labour) 14290
Natasha Asghar (Cons) 9585
David Stock (UKIP) 6466
Shangara Singh Bhatoe (SLP) 398
Paul Halliday (Liberal Democrats) 2251
David McLean (Green) 887
Tony Salkeld (Plaid) 1231