Voters in Abingdon voted in the UK’s third general election in five years, and the second election in 2019. Key issues were Brexit and the NHS.
The vast majority of signs round Abingdon were Lib-Dem. The majority of the literature we received was also Lib-Dem.
There was surprisingly little literature from the Conservatives, and fewer Conservative signs than usual. There were no high profile visits.
Labour brought us a couple of leaflets.
There was one leaflet from the Brexit Party.
It was a wet polling day. The rain got heavier after about 10 am and eased off towards evening.
Umbrellas were common at the polling stations where there was little parking, including Trinity, and the Guildhall,
and St John’s Ambulance station.
There were fewer umbrellas where parking was easier. The tellers at Preston Road and Long Furlong told me there was a good turnout.
The road was blocked near the Northcourt Centre Polling Station as new gas mains are being put in.
Candidates for Oxford West & Abingdon were Layla Moran (Liberal Democrats), James Frederickson (Conservatives), Rosie Sourbut (Labour), and Allison Wild (Brexit Party).
The result was:
Layla Moran (Liberal Democrats) 31,340 votes (held seat)
James Frederickson (Conservatives) 22,397 votes
Rosie Sourbut (Labour) 4,258 votes
Allison Wild (Brexit Party) 829 votes.