Labour candidate Justin Madders has held Ellesmere Port and Neston.

He succeeds Andrew Miller who held the seat since 1992.

Mr Madders, an employment lawyer, beat off competition from six other candidates polling 22,316.

Businesswoman Katherine Fletcher, a newcomer to politics, polled 16,041 for the Conservatives.

Previously Labour opposition leader on Cheshire West and Chester Council and leader of Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council, Mr Madders, married with three children, said at his selection he was honoured to have been chosen as Labour’s candidate.

“As someone who has grown up in the area I know the place well and the challenges we face,” he said. “I will stand up for the people of Ellesmere Port and Neston.

“I know from my work as a councillor how difficult people are finding things and I want to do my bit to create a better future for us all.

“I’ll always do what is best for Ellesmere Port and Neston.”


Justin Madders (Lab) 22,316

Katherine Fletcher (Con) 16,041

Jonathan Starkey (UKIP) 5,594

Trish Derraugh (Lib Dem) 1,563

Michelle Palmer (Green Party) 990

Felicity Dowling (Left Unity) 192

John Dyer (Independent) 31

Majority: 6,275