At 6:30 on May 7th, David Mowat was officially declared the winner of Warrington South's tightly fought election campaign, by 1,553 votes.
It is the first time in 23 years that the Conservatives have won the seat. Across Appleton, Bewsey, Grappenhall & Thelwall, Great Sankey, Hatton, Stretton & Walton, Latchford, Lymm, Penketh, Stockton Heath and Whittle Hall, David polled 19,641 votes compared to Labour's 18,088. The swing to the Conservatives from Labour was 6%. The Liberal Democrats came in third.
David Mowat said:
"I'd like to thank the Returning Officer and all the counting staff for all their hard work in the last 24 hours. I'd also like to thank the police for all their efforts today. It's a great honour to be elected as member of Parliament for Warrington South and I would finally like to thank all the people who put their trust in me at the ballot box today; together we can help change Warrington for the better."