Preston City Councillor wins Southport seat

Damien Moore has become the MP for Southport
Damien Moore has become the MP for Southport
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A Preston City Councillor has become the only Conservative MP to be elected to the whole of Merseyside, Wirral, Halton and Warrington.

Damien Moore, Deputy Group leader for the Conservatives at Preston City Council, won the Southport seat after it held been held for nearly 20 years by the Lib Dems.

The 37 year-old Asda Manager won the seat with a 6% majority with 18,541 votes.

Labour candidate Liz Savage came in second place with 15,627 with 32.6% of the votes and Sue McGuire for Lib Dems came third with 12,661 votes.