LABOUR MP Colleen Fletcher says she is extremely proud to have been re-elected as MP for Coventry North East and that people can be assured she will always stand up for the interests of the community and the city.
Mrs Fletcher is celebrating a resounding election night victory – securing 29,499 votes – nearly 16,000 more than her closet rival, Conservative Timothy Mayer who received 13,919 votes.
UKIP’s Avtar Taggar finsihed third with 1,350 votes, while Lib Dem Russell Field followed closely behind with 1,157.
Green Party candidate Matthew Handley posted 502 votes while Independent Afzal Mahmood received 81 votes.
Speaking after her re-election, returning Coventry North East MP Mrs Fletcher said: “I’m extremely proud to have been re-elected as MP for Coventry North East,
“This is the community that I was born and raised in and continue to live in with my family.
“The fifth generation of my family is now being brought up in Coventry North East, going to the schools and using the hospitals.
“What happens in Coventry is as important to me as it is to you.
“People can be assured that I will always stand up for the interests of our community and our city.”