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UK General Election 2010 Results: Liberal Democrats Gain Redcar from Labour

The Liberal Democrats have pulled off one of the biggest swings of the 2010 UK General Election by taking the Redcar seat from Labour, with a swing of over 21% from the 2005 result.

The Liberal Democrat candidate, Ian Swales, increased his Party’s vote by 25% from the last election, taking most of these votes directly from Labour, who’s vote fell by a huge 18.6%, handing a comfortable 5,214 majority to the Lib Dem candidate.

Redcar 2010 General Election Results:

  • Ian Swales – Liberal Democrat – 18,955
  • Vera Baird – Labour – 13,741
  • Steve Mastin – Conservative – 5,790
  • Martin Bulmer – UK Independence Party – 1,875
  • Kevin Broughton – British National Party – 1,475
  • Hannah Walter – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 127

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