Karin Smyth holds Bristol South seat in General Election 2019

Karin Smyth (Labour) retained her Bristol South seat in Thursday’s General Election with 27,895 votes, it was confirmed last in the early hours this morning – with a majority of 9,859.

Karin, who has been MP for Bristol South since 2015, said: “I’d like to thank you for re-electing me as your Member of Parliament and putting your trust in me again. I’d also like to thank everyone who played a part in my election campaign – to all those who delivered leaflets, spoke to people on the doorstep and supported me online.

“It’s been great to get out across Bristol South and speak to so many people in person too. It has reconfirmed my focus on healthcare, education and transport and I will continue to work hard as your MP in parliament and speak up for everyone in Bristol South, regardless of how you voted, to secure improvements in all of these areas.

“It is clear that the Labour Party has much work to do to secure the trust of people in other parts of Britain and I will work with my fellow MPs to achieve this.”