Claire storms to victory to become Labour’s first Filton and Bradley Stoke MP

Labour’s Claire Hazelgrove is the new MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke – unseating Conservative Jack Lopresti after 14 years and overturning a 5,646 majority.

She secured a 10,000 majority, becoming the first Labour MP for the constituency.

Full result:

  • Benet Allen, Lib Dem, 3,596
  • Steven Burge, Reform UK, 6,819
  • Claire Hazelgrove, Labour, 22,905
  • Jack Lopresti, Conservative, 12,905
  • James Nelson, Green Party, 4,142

Ms Hazelgrove told her delighted supporters: “I would like to thank everyone across our community who put their trust in me.”

The turnout was 50,519, or 65.12% of those eligible to vote. This figure is down from 72.6% in the 2019 election.

Mr Lopresti, who has been a supporter of Filton’s defence industries, congratulated Ms Hazelgrove and said: “It has been the honour of my life to represent the people of Filton and Bradley Stoke.”

Jack Lopresti (Conservative), Claire Hazelgrove (Labour), Benet Allen (Lib Dem), Stephen Burge (Reform UK) and James Nelson (Green)

During the campaign, Ms Hazelgrove promised to:

  • Reduce the cost of living. Getting energy bills down with a proper windfall tax on oil and gas giants. Keeping bills down by switching on Great British Energy.
  • Get our public services back on their feet. More doctors, dentists, teachers and police where needed most, and service reform. Funded by closing tax loopholes and exemptions.
  • Build good and affordable homes, with infrastructure. Support local people to stay, while protecting the character of our growing communities.
  • Work to create public transport that works. Speed up bus franchising and give communities the opportunity to take back control of local bus services.
  • Take action on climate and good, local green jobs. Protect nature for future generations and back the skills we need, in aerospace and beyond.

Filton & Bradley Stoke constituency has seen some boundary changes for this year’s General Election, including gaining parts of the former Kingswood seat, which has been abolished, such as Emersons Green.

It has lost Severn Beach, which has moved into Thornbury & Yate, while Staple Hill and Mangotsfield are now part of the new Bristol North East constituency.

Filton & Bradley Stoke comprises the South Gloucestershire wards of Bradley Stoke North, Bradley Stoke South, Charlton & Cribbs, Emersons Green, Filton, Frenchay & Downend, Patchway Coniston, Stoke Gifford, Stoke Park & Cheswick and Winterbourne.