North Hykeham

Conservative Caroline Johnson elected new Sleaford and North Hykeham MP with reduced majority

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Conservative candidate Caroline Johnson has been elected as the new MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham following the by-election on Thursday, December 8.

The paediatrician was elected with a reduced majority of more than 13,000, down from over 24,000.

The turnout was just 37%.

UKIP’s Victoria Ayling finished in second place with Ross Pepper of the Liberal Democrats in third.

Johnson replaces Stephen Phillips, who resigned as an MP because of policy differences with the government over Brexit.

Below are the results in full:

  • Caroline Johnson (Conservative) – 17,570
  • Victoria Ayling (UKIP) – 4,426
  • Ross Pepper (Liberal Democrats) – 3,606
  • Jim Clarke (Labour) – 3,363
  • Marianne Overton (Lincolnshire Independents) – 2,892
  • Sarah Stock (Independent) – 462
  • Peter Hill (Monster Raving Loony) – 200
  • Paul Coyne (Independent) – 186
  • Mark Suffield (Independent) – 74
  • David Bishop (Bus Pass Elvis) – 55