Buoyant Berwick Tory candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan has congratulated David Cameron for steering the party towards a majority government, but admits that the Conservative performance nationally has exceeded her expectations.
Speaking at the count at Alnwick’s Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre this morning, where a result is expected at around noon, she said: “I am so excited for David Cameron and the fact that we will be having a majority government, whatever happens here.
“I put a bet on that we would win 312 seats and that was considered optimistic by a lot of pundits. I am thrilled that we have gone well over that.
“I think there has been a sense of enthusiasm from people who want to see us carry on with the project and with our message of taking things forward for a strong economy. There has been a real decisive voice from the people in England, saying ‘we want stability and we want the Government to keep going’.”
Anne-Marie said she was hopeful of snatching the Berwick seat away from the Liberal Democrats who have held it for more than 40 years.
In what has been a dramatic election, the SNP romped to victory in Scotland, taking 56 of the 59 seats. Anne-Marie said: “It is an extraordinary strong statement of intent. They want Scotland to be heard really clearly. It is something that, on the border, we will need to take a close view of.”