I want to thank all my campaign team who worked so hard to secure such a great result in our constituency yesterday and to thank all our supporters.
This is the fifth time I have been elected to serve our constituency and I want my constituents to know that I will continue to do my best to represent them, assisting with their problems and speaking up with a firm voice for the whole community.
The result was:
John McDonnell Labour 26,843 59.6%
Pearl Lewis Conservative 11,143 24.7%
Cliff Dixon UKIP 5,388 12%
Satnam Khalsi Lib Dem 888 2%
Alick Munro Green 794 1.8%
Labour Majority 15,700 34.8%