Wrekin, The

Parliamentary constituency


General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats



Mark Pritchard Votes 27,451 header_vote_share 55.4 Net percentage change in seats +5.7



Dylan Harrison Votes 17,887 header_vote_share 36.1 Net percentage change in seats +10.1



Denis Allen Votes 1,656 header_vote_share 3.3 Net percentage change in seats -13.4


Liberal Democrat

Rod Keyes Votes 1,345 header_vote_share 2.7 Net percentage change in seats -1.6


Green Party

Pat McCarthy Votes 804 header_vote_share 1.6 Net percentage change in seats -1.6



Fay Easton Votes 380 header_vote_share 0.8 Net percentage change in seats +0.8


, with candidate Mark Andrew Pritchard
, have the following results:
  • 22,579 total votes taken.
  • 49.7% share of the total vote
  • +2.0% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Katrina Gilman
, have the following results:
  • 11,836 total votes taken.
  • 26.0% share of the total vote
  • -1.1% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Jill Seymour
, have the following results:
  • 7,620 total votes taken.
  • 16.8% share of the total vote
  • +12.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Rod Keyes
, have the following results:
  • 1,959 total votes taken.
  • 4.3% share of the total vote
  • -13.1% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Cath Edwards
, have the following results:
  • 1,443 total votes taken.
  • 3.2% share of the total vote
  • +3.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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NB: UKIP only fielded candidates in two out of the five seats.


Wrekin MP planning 'a slightly more expensive honeymoon'

The Wrekin MP Mark Pritchard got married mid-way through the general election, on 13 May and had to give up his honeymoon to campaign for the seat.

He said it had been a "baptism of fire" for his wife and joked that he'd given up the Dordogne for supporting a fellow-candidate in Dudley and Newport, Rhode Island for Newport Shropshire.

Mark Pritchard

Now that the election is over he said he expected it would be a "slightly more expensive honeymoon".

Wrekin MP hits out at 'extreme left'

After winning for a fourth time in The Wrekin constituency, Mark Pritchard hit out at what he called the "extreme left" in the Telford area.

He said Labour needed to moderate itself and accused some activists of "personal" attacks.

Mark Pritchard

Mr Pritchard saw his majority cut, but received nearly 5,000 more votes than in 2015.

I think the Labour party have some good people in locally, moderate people. But they appear to have been hijacked by the hard left, the extreme left."

Mark PritchardMP for The Wrekin

Watch: Wrekin MP thanks wife after victory

Carlie Swain

BBC Local Live

After retaining The Wrekin constituency for the Conservatives, Mark Pritchard had a lot of people to thank - including his new wife.

They had to put off their honeymoon to USA to campaign during the election.

The victorious Wrekin candidate put off his honeymoon to campaign in the election

New bride has election 'baptism of fire'

General Election 2017: MP thanks bride after 'Newport' honeymoon
Mark Pritchard who held onto The Wrekin for the Conservatives got married during the campaign.
His wife did not get the honeymoon she expected.

The Wrekin: Conservative hold

Election Graphic

BreakingThe Wrekin: Conservatives hold

The Conservatives have held onto the Wrekin seat.

Their candidate, Mark Pritchard, has seen his majority cut by around 1,000.

General election: Independent candidate wants more hospital services

While the NHS is talking about downgrading some services at Telford's hospital, the independent candidate standing in The Wrekin constituency is calling for an expansion of the Princess Royal Hospital instead.

Speaking in a constituency debate on BBC Radio Shropshire, Fay Easton said that with the population of Telford predicted to expand over the coming years, there could be no reduction of hospital services.

Fay Easton

Tonight, the five candidates for the Shrewsbury constituency will be involved in their own constituency debate on BBC Radio Shropshire from 18:00.

General election: UKIP candidate says Telford has busier A&E

Denis Allen, who is contesting The Wrekin constituency for UKIP, says the accident and emergency at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital is "far busier" than the one in Shrewsbury.

But, he said his party will fight for two full A&Es in the county, because there is "no slack anywhere".

Denis Allen

An NHS review has recommended basing emergency care at the Royal Shrewsbury hospital in the future and downgrading A&E services at Telford's Princess Royal hospital.