Dem MP Evan Harris loses Oxford West and Abingdon
said it was a "great disappointment"
Democrat Evan Harris has lost the seat for Oxford West and Abingdon to Conservative
Nicola Blackwood. In a surprise defeat Dr Harris, who took the seat from
the Tories in 1997, polled 23,730 votes - only 176 less than Ms Blackwood's
count was so close that the votes had to be recounted.
who said opponents had told untruths against him during the campaign, said
the result was a disappointment but he would come back.
During the campaign, Dr Harris criticised an opponent's leaflet campaign
describing him as "Dr Death".
Animal Protection Party claimed Dr Harris had an "enthusiasm for euthanasia",
but Dr Harris dismissed the attack as "disgraceful".
said: "I feel rather elated; I have to say this wasn't the result I
expected when I came over in the car this evening. "It
has been rather a tense evening. We've had several recounts but when it
comes down to it this was a seat where every single vote counted."
Ms Blackwood then
fulfilled a promise to sing live on air on BBC Oxford. Earlier in the night
she promised she would sing if she won - after fellow Tory MP Ed Vaizey
revealed she was a trained opera singer.
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