LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s ruling Conservative Party held the parliamentary constituency vacated by David Cameron but saw its majority cut significantly as thousands of voters flocked to a pro-European Union opposition party.
Former Prime Minister Cameron said last month that he would resign as a lawmaker just weeks after he lost a referendum to keep Britain in the European Union.
The Conservatives retained the southern English seat of Witney garnering 17,313 votes, but saw their share of their vote fall from 60 percent to 45 percent compared to the General election result last year.
The second-placed Liberal Democrats, Britain’s most consistently pro-European party, won 11,611 votes, significantly increasing their vote share to 30 percent, according to official results. The opposition Labour Party slipped into third place.
Larry Sanders, the brother of U.S Senator Bernie Sanders, stood for the Green Party and came fourth in the poll.