Dunne re-elected as MP for Ludlow

After a hard fought campaign, Philip Dunne has been re-elected as Member of Parliament for the Ludlow Constituency. Mr Dunne increased his vote share to 54.3%, and nearly doubled his majority to 18.929 - a record for the Ludlow Constituency.

Mr Dunne said: “I am delighted to have been returned as Member of Parliament for the Ludlow Constituency. In the months leading up to the election, I set out my priorities for our area through my Plan for the Ludlow Constituency.

These priorities will help direct my efforts as your MP over the next five years: backing local business to grow and create quality, secure jobs for local people; raising the personal allowance to £12,500, taking lower earners out of Income Tax altogether; fighting for fairer funding for our rural schools, more apprenticeship opportunities and a new University in Shrewsbury; working to secure quality healthcare, including campaigning for Urgent Care Centres in our local community hospitals and more effective GP access and ambulance cover; campaigning to improve broadband and mobile connectivity across South Shropshire; and standing up for pensioners to ensure a fair state pension, capping care costs and reforming savings.

But a strong and thriving economy is the best way to achieve all of these aims – it is the foundation upon which we can properly invest in Britain’s future. So I will be making the case in Westminster for our long term economic plan, which has delivered so much for Shropshire over the past five years, to be continued.”