BROMSGROVE voters have elected Conservative candidate Sajid Javid as their Member of Parliament.

Townsfolk went to the polls on Thursday, May 6, to choose who they wanted to represent them in Parliament.

After the votes were counted in the early hours of this morning, (May 7) the result was declared shortly before 4.30am.

It was announced Mr Javid was elected having received 43.69 per cent share of the ballot, and polled 22,558.

And Mr Javid was celebrating after increasing Miss Kirkbride's 2005 majority to 11,308.

His closest rival was Labour's Sam Burden, who received 11,250 votes.

Mr Javid said: "The fact we have increased the majority - it is a resounding verdict.

"I never took anything for granted and worked to get every vote.

"I now want to fight for the things local people want."

In a dignified speech after the declaration, Labour candidate Sam Burden wished Mr Javid the "best in the future".

Speaking to the Advertiser/Messenger Steve Morson, UKIP candidate, said he was "surprised" by the result, while Bromsgrove Independent Conservative Party candidate, Adrian Kriss, said he was pleased with the votes polled, as he had stood to give people a choice in the election.

The overall turnout was 71 per cent, up from 67.80 per cent at the last election.

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