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Labour’s Claire Hazelgrove sweeps to victory in Filton and Bradley Stoke

The parliamentary constituency of Filton and Bradley Stoke (FaBS) has a new member of parliament after Labour’s Claire Hazelgrove swept to victory in Thursday’s general election. Her success ends a 14-year domination of the seat by the Conservatives’ Jack Lopresti, who had held it since its inception in 2010. Labour’s share of the vote in FaBS rose from 38.4% in 2019 to 45.3%…

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The five candidates standing for election in Filton and Bradley Stoke

A total of five candidates are contesting the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency seat in the general election that will take place on Thursday 4th July. Conservative candidate Jack Lopresti, who has held the seat continuously since its inception in 2010, is hoping to defend the 5,646 majority he secured at the last general election in 2019. However, he faces a stiff challenge this time round…

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Bradley Stoke town councillor selected as Green Party candidate for FaBS

South Gloucestershire Green Party has announced its general election candidate for the Filton and Bradley Stoke (FaBS) constituency. The party will be represented by James Nelson, a law student who was elected as a Bradley Stoke town councillor for the Primrose Bridge ward in May 2023. The next United Kingdom general election must be held no later than 28th January 2025…

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Final consultation on proposed changes to FaBS constituency boundary

The boundary of the parliamentary constituency of Filton and Bradley Stoke (FaBS) looks set to be adjusted at its western and eastern extremities following the publication of ‘final draft’ recommendations by the Boundary Commission for England. The latest proposals would see FaBS losing the South Gloucestershire ward of Pilning & Severn Beach, while gaining the Emersons Green ward.

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Photo of prospective parliamentary candidates (l-r): Louise Harris, Claire Young and Dine Romero.

Liberal Democrats select prospective candidate for Filton and Bradley Stoke

Liberal Democrat members in South Gloucestershire have selected their prospective candidates for the Filton and Bradley Stoke (FaBS) and Kingswood parliamentary constituencies, after re-selecting Claire Young in January to fight Thornbury and Yate. Louise Harris, councillor for the South Gloucestershire ward of Dodington, was selected for Filton and Bradley Stoke, whilst Dine Romero, Lib Dem group leader on Bath and

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Jack Lopresti holds FaBS but has majority halved

Conservative Jack Lopresti has retained his Filton and Bradley Stoke (FaBS) parliamentary seat but with a much reduced majority of 8.2 percent, compared to 20.0 percent in 2015. His share of the total votes cast was 50.0 percent (46.7 percent in 2015). Labour’s candidate Naomi Rylatt finished second with a 41.7 percent share of the vote, significantly up from the 26.6 percent her predecessor Ian Boulton

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Jack Lopresti (centre) makes a speech after retaining the Filton and Bradley Stoke parliamentary seat in the 2015 general election.

Jack Lopresti retains Filton and Bradley Stoke seat with increased majority

Conservative Jack Lopresti has retained his Filton and Bradley Stoke parliamentary seat with an increased majority of 20.0 percent, compared to 14.3 percent in 2010. Labour’s candidate Ian Boulton finished second with a 26.6 percent share of the vote, slightly up from the 26.4 percent he polled in 2010. Ben Walker, the UKIP candidate, finished in third place, on 14.8 percent.

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