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Andy Slaughter Secures Victory in New Hammersmith and Chiswick Seat

  • July 6, 2024
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Andy Slaughter Secures Victory in New Hammersmith and Chiswick Seat

Labour’s Andy Slaughter has won the newly-formed Hammersmith and Chiswick seat by a margin of over 15,000 votes. Slaughter, who has served as MP for the former Hammersmith constituency since 2010, garnered 24,073 votes. Conservative candidate Andrew Dinsmore finished second with 8,783 votes.

The new constituency was created by merging Hammersmith with part of the Brentford and Isleworth constituency, a move that many predicted would favour Labour. In the 2019 election, Slaughter won the Hammersmith seat with a majority of 17,847 votes.

This year’s voter turnout was 61%, with 75,860 registered voters.

After the results were announced, Slaughter expressed gratitude to his fellow candidates for conducting “a really decent and civilised election,” and commended the quality of the hustings leading up to the vote.

Andy Slaughter also addressed the incorporation of Chiswick wards into his previous Hammersmith constituency, stating: “I’ve done the best I can in a slightly hastily arranged election to make myself known and to meet people in Chiswick. I realise I’ve got a long way further to go, but it is a real pleasure. It’s such a fantastic area to represent.”

Image Credit: Chris McAndrew / UK Parliament

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