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Stephen Morgan more than doubles majority to win Portsmouth South

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Stephen Morgan has been re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South after more than doubling his majority at Thursday’s General Election.

Mr Morgan took the seat with 18,857 votes (48%), well clear of the candidates for Reform UK (15%) and the Conservatives (14%).

Further behind were the candidates for the Liberal Democrats (13%), Green Party (8%) and independent (2%).

The city MP’s majority has increased to 13,155, more than double what it was in 2019 (5,363).

The swing from Conservatives to Labour in Portsmouth South at this election was 11.3% – a bigger swing than in 2017 when Mr Morgan first won the seat for Labour.

Commenting, Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan said:

“Being the MP for the city I love has been the greatest privilege of my life.

“I am honoured and humbled to have been given the opportunity to continue serving the people of Portsmouth, and I thank the people of this great city for putting their trust in me to deliver for them again.

“At this election, the message from Portsmouth voters is clear. They have voted to change our city and country for the better. Now is the time to roll up our sleeves and get to work to deliver that change.”

In 2017 Mr Morgan made history by becoming the first ever Labour MP for Portsmouth South in the snap election.

In 2019, the city MP trebled his majority in the constituency, bucking the national trend at that election.

Across the country Labour won the election in a landslide, winning 412 seats and securing a majority of more than 170.