Posted: 07/05/10 by Northamptonshire Chamber
Commenting on the electoral outcome as of 12:00 BST, Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Chamber, said:
"Whilst Election results are still filtering through, it is already clear that Britain is facing its first hung parliament since 1974.
“In a recent British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) survey, companies across the UK have expressed significant concerns about how a hung parliament could affect the decisive action needed to cut the deficit and improve the business environment. The business community expects the parties to put political horse-trading to one side and put the UK economy at the heart of their thinking. Strong leadership and consensus are required to deal with the serious threats still facing the economy. We must avoid a crisis of confidence at all costs. British business wants to see a speedy resolution to political negotiations, the formation of a Government, and an agreed policy of putting the economy first.
"At a local level, we now have an overwhelmingly blue landscape with the Conservatives taking some seats that have been Labour for 13 years, such as Corby and Northampton North."
Results for Northamptonshire are as follows:
Conservative Michael Ellis - Northampton North
Conservative Brian Binley - Northampton South
Conservative Peter Bone - Wellingborough
Conservative Andrea Leadsom - South Northamptonshire
Conservative Chris Heaton-Harris - Daventry
Conservative Louise Bagshawe - Corby and East Midlands
Conservative Philip Hollobone - Kettering