DANNY Kruger has been elected as MP of Devizes and has increased the previous majority, set by Claire Perry in 2017.

The Conservative candidate beat opposition from Labour candidate Rachael Schneider, Liberal Democrat candidate Jo Waltham and the Green Party candidate Emma Dawnay.


Danny Kruger received 32,150 votes - this is up from the 31,744 Ms Perry received last time.

Jo Waltham came second with 8,157 votes.

Rachael Schneider came third with 7,838 votes.

Emma Dawnay came fourth with 2,809 votes.

269 papers were rejected.

The turnout for Devizes was 69.81 per cent.

There are 51,223 registered voters in the constituency.

Afterwards, Mr Kruger told the Journal: "I am delighted and honoured to be elected as MP for Devizes. 

"I am quite surprised with the size of our majority, but I am very grateful. 

"To the people that voted for me, I promise to do everything I can to repay your trust, and to the people that did not vote for me, please know, I want to be an MP for everyone.

"I'd like to thank everyone who has worked hard through this long night, also all the staff and volunteers at the polling stations – I had the pleasure of visiting every single one of them today. I was hugely impressed by the dedication.

"I'd  like to thank my fellow candidates – its been pleasure to compete with you.

"Our country has decided to reject division, and move forward together as one country. Every MP elected into this parliament has one imperitive - to restore trust in this country." 

Mr Kruger added: "I want my main priorities to be supporting the NHS, supporting the police in tackling rural crime, and ensuring schools get their fair share of increased funding."