General Election 2019: Rugby's Conservative candidate reacts to exit poll's prediction he will retain his seat

Rugby's Conservative candidate said his predicted win will allow him to carry on the work he has been doing as Rugby and Bulkington's MP to bring investment to the borough.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 2:23 am
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 2:25 am
Counting is underway at the Benn Hall.

Speaking after the exit poll predicted a Conservative majority of 86, with a 99 per cent or more chance of a Conservative hold in Rugby and Bulkington seat, Mr Pawsey said: "I've been watching the results as they come in, it looks as though the exit poll wasn't far off,.

"We're probably not going to do quite as well as the exit poll - but I've been listening to Conservatives winning in seats that the Conservatives have never held before.

"So that gives you a measure of the change that's taking place tonight and the exit poll is pointing very much in the right direction,

"I've been chatting to Conservative members when I arrived tonight, I've had the chance to chat with my volunteers and my team are telling me that our figures are looking pretty good."

He added that the predicted majority will give the Conservatives the ability to 'get Brexit done' - and that such a majority will put it in a strong position for the negotiations that will go on after the UK leaves that EU.

"I'm looking forward to continuing the work I've been doing in Rugby, we've had really strong investment here," he added.

Rugby's result is expected to be heard at around 2.30am.