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General Election 2019: The new MP for Stamford and Grantham is Gareth Davies

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The ballot papers have been counted and the results are in - voters have made Conservative candidate Gareth Davies the new MP for Stamford, Bourne and Grantham.

He won by a comfortable majority over the other three candidates.

Born in Yorkshire, Mr Davies' home is in Stamford and his office is in Bourne.

Gareth Davies (Conservative)
Gareth Davies (Conservative)

Following the announcement of the result, Mr Davies thanked his team and voters.

He said: "Tonight I could not be more grateful for all those who wanted to make me their MP."

The full results from the night's Stamford and Grantham count are:

Stamford and Grantham results (24138100)
Stamford and Grantham results (24138100)

In his campaigning over the past month, Mr Davies made addressing safety on the A1 one of his key priorities. "As MP, I want to raise this at a national level and work with the county council and Highways England, to secure funding for safety upgrades," he had said.

The former businessman, is also a backer of independent businesses and has said he will work to attract new investment and support existing high street shops. This will include reducing business rates for our shops and pubs.

Mr Davies also promised to visit local state schools and make sure Lincolnshire Police is 'fully equipped' to tackle crime in our towns and in the countryside.

But, ultimately, he has promised to deliver "the democratic will of the people in the 2016 EU Referendum" and leave the European Union.

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