MP David Heathcoat-Amory loses Wells to Lib Dem Tessa Munt as expenses scandal claims major scalp


MP David Heathcoat-Amory has lost his seat in Wells after demanding a recount with Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt winning by 800 votes.

The long standing member of Parliament had paid back almost £30,000 following the House of Commons expenses audit.

Heathcoat-Amory said: ‘Expenses damaged all incumbants and perhaps me particularly. I faced a negative campaign, that’s the tough way politics is.’

Tessa Munt Liberal Democrat 24,560
David Heathcoat-Amory Conservative 23,760
Andy Merryfield Labour 4,198
Jake Baynes UK Independence Party 1,711
Richard Boyce British National Party 1,004
Chris Briton Green 631


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