Thank you to the voters of Wokingham

I would like to thank all those who voted for me to continue as Wokingham’s MP. The election campaign has given me renewed determination to work for all the people I represent, and has confirmed in my mind the local and national issues which most concern electors. It is great to know more than half those voting gave me their mark, and important to reassure all that I will work for everyone, whatever their politics and viewpoint.

I wish to thank all those helpers who worked on the campaign, and my Election Agent for tirelessly supervising the production of the literature and the work of the volunteers.

My wish is to help create a better and stronger Parliament that can hold government to account, and can help government make decisions which will foster economic recovery, restore liberties and encourage a civil society.

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17 Comments

  1. Duyfken
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    My felicitations and congratulations – with an increased majority too.

  2. alan jutson
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    John

    Congratulations on a job well done.

    Not that your position should ever have been in doubt.

    We wait and see what the real outcome is for UK PLC.

  3. THE ESSEX GIRLS
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Congratulations John.

    If only Mr Brown could bring himself to say things like your quotes below instead of again retreating to his strictly partisan comfort zone!

    "My wish is to help create a better and stronger Parliament that can hold government to account, and can help government make decisions which will foster economic recovery, restore liberties and encourage a civil society."

    "and important to reassure all that I will work for everyone, whatever their politics and viewpoint."

  4. Carol Whitaker
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Congratulations, one of the few good results of the election.

  5. Brian Tomkinson
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Congratulations to you and to the voters of Wokingham for re-electing a high calibre Conservative MP.

  6. Tony E
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Congratulations Mr Redwood.

  7. Socrato
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    congrats JR, i hope this means you will continue your most valued work for your large and grateful internet constituency!

  8. Murray
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Well done, John. I wish you every success as you serve the people of Wokingham and Britain so faithfully.

  9. Luke Seaford
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Mr. Redwood!

  10. Catherine in Athens
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Very well done, John! I read your intelligent take on events in the UK and the wider world daily and believe that the people of Wokingham are most fortunate to have you as their MP. I should like to add my thanks to all the helpers and volunteers who have enabled you to continue working (and using your formidable powers of ratiocination) for the benefit of everyone in Wokingham and your fans beyond your constituency.

  11. Mark J
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    My congratulations Mr Redwood in securing yet another victory with 28,754 votes (52.7%) in Wokingham. It is sad however to see that Labour were not crushed entirely into undeniable opposition, with seats such as Hammersmith and Birmingham Egbaston remaining red when they should have turned blue.

    Gordon Brown's tears and his lies did not work, the cherry on the cake was "bigotgate" that exposed him as a self serving con artist who tried to crush and belittle people that dared to disagree with his arrogant policies.

    It does annoy me that Gordon Brown even now cannot accept defeat, and as I type is trying to concoct a shabby coalaition deal with Nick Clegg and others in order to desperately cling onto power. This is truely disgusting as it has been made quite clear by the UK population as a whole have made it very clear they want Gordon Brown and Labour out after 13 years of damage inflicted to the country.

    Once again my congratulations Mr Redwood on securing victory in Wokingham.

    • sue j
      Posted May 11, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

      Damage! you will soon know the meaning of that now that the idiots are in. Do you not use the health service or our education system you are obviously so rich you do not need to use public services. I am a nurse and I have worked under both governments and I must say the health of our nation is much improved since Labour took over. I hope that you never need the NHS in future as the waiting list under a conservative government will be long just like before. " I am all right Jack sod the rest of them " typical conservative supporters. (Entirely false allegation about myself deleted-ed)

  12. Kevin Peat
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations.

    I voted Conservative and helped to turn our yellow constituency blue (by the tiniest of margins). I'm still not sure that I've done the right thing. Anne Marie-Morris has you to thank for this.

  13. beenish fareed
    Posted May 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Mr Redwood , hope you will continue with your good works and help make UK a better country and clean labour mess.

  14. Ex Liverpool rioter
    Posted May 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Well done John!
    Mike

  15. grahams
    Posted May 8, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations also on the (I think) unique distinction of maintaining a challenging, serious policy blog throughout the campaign.

  16. Annie Hambidge
    Posted May 9, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    As an ex Conservative Councillor in Twickenham2002-2006 I have retained some degree of sanity by reading your diary pages. Thank you . I have also taken the liberty of forwarding them to many people who seemed to be under the spell of X-factor MP's (media savvy and dance well) in the hope that by shining a light on facts they'd see the deception being played.

    When approaching a Polling Station, a man who'd just voted noticing my blue rosette smiled widely. I fairly assumed he'd voted Conservative and thanked him . We engaged in chat, he'd been a soldier: his father too, etc .etc. and all that he then said confirmed he was a true Conservative in his values & principles Then I spoke of Cleggs euphile attitude and ultimate intention to replace our £££ for the euro; give amnesty to illegal immigrants etc…he looked at the floor & sadly raised his head and apologised. In fact he'd voted Lib Dem. Sadly I hadn't met him when canvassing . I am CON-vince-d many thousands more have not voted for the party whose policies most represent their own values. Worse still an extremely intelligent & capable Deborah Thomas failed to remove LibDem Vince Cable MP (the Mansion Tax prince). I know she is a great admirer of your thinking too. Thank you .

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    John Redwood won a free place at Kent College, Canterbury, and graduated from Magdalen College Oxford. He is a Distinguished fellow of All Souls, Oxford. A businessman by background, he has set up an investment management business, was both executive and non executive chairman of a quoted industrial PLC, and chaired a manufacturing company with factories in Birmingham, Chicago, India and China. He is the MP for Wokingham, first elected in 1987.

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