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“The proudest moment of my life!” Richard Tice celebrates Reform wining Boston and Skegness seat

Richard Tice has described being elected as MP for Boston and Skegness as the ‘proudest moment of my life’.

The Reform UK candidate secured 2,000 more votes than Matt Warman, the constituency’s Conservative MP for the past nine years.

“No-one had known us, we had 0% of the polls and we had no money in the bank,” said Mr Tice in his post-election speech, referencing his party’s rapid rise.

Richard Tice and partner Isabel Oakeshott celebrate
Richard Tice and partner Isabel Oakeshott celebrate

“I was sneered at and mocked by so many, but just three years later across the whole of England, Scotland and Wales, millions and millions and millions of people have voted for Reform.

“It’s a really significant moment.”

See the full Boston and Skegness result here.

Mr Tice’s victory ended decades of Tory representation in the area.

Richard Tice gives a TV interview
Richard Tice gives a TV interview

Boston and Skegness has been blue since its inception in 1997, with Boston being Tory as far back as 1966, leading Mr Tice to claim Reform will be the main opposition to Labour following a disastrous election for the Tories.

“I want to thank those who have worked with me over the past nine years,” Mr Warman said in his outgoing speech.

“I want to say sorry. I’m sorry we didn’t win as I’m passionate about this country and this constituency.”

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