Opponents positive despite losing out
THERE were mixed results for David Rutley’s General Election opponents.
Labour’s Tim Roca won 11,252 votes and moved his party into second place, after its third place in 2010.
He said: “It was a privilege to stand in the area I grew up in.
“I’m proud of the positive campaign we ran and delighted Labour increased its vote, to become the clear alternative to the Conservatives.”
It was a good night for UKIP, with an increase from 1,418 votes in 2010, moving into third place this year with 6,037 votes for Adrian Howard.
Green Party candidate Joan Plimmer also enjoyed an increase in votes for her party.
The Greens had 840 votes in 2010 but this time around won 2,404.
Joan said party membership in Macclesfield has increased in line with the national surge.
It was a bad night for the Liberal Democrats, with candidate Neil Christian in fourth place with 3,842 votes, slipping from the party’s second place with 11,544 votes in 2010.
Mr Christian said: “The Macclesfield Lib Dem result was roughly in line with the national average.
“Liberalism and Social Democracy is still alive and I’ll continue to fight for those values.”