Mary re-elected as Labour MP for Wakefield
Mary Creagh was re-elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Wakefield at the General Election on 6th May. In her speech at Thornes Park Athletics Stadium, the MP said she was honoured to have been chosen by the people of Wakefield to represent them in Parliament.
Mary was returned as the MP for Wakefield after polling 17,454 votes on a turnout of 62% - up from when she was first elected in 2005.
In her speech at the election count, Mary said: "This morning Wakefield is still Labour. I am Labour, you are Labour, and we stand together as Labour for Wakefield.
This has been an historic election where people have chosen hope over fear, optimism over pessimism and the common good over a return to individualism. We now have a great task in front of us as we secure the recovery and build our country's future.
"Tomorrow, I and my colleagues will be back at our desks with renewed energy and purpose."