Anne Milton - 2005 General Election

2005 General Election

There was a good deal of interest in the result at Guildford in the 2005 general election, prompted not only by the fact that the seat was highly marginal but also by the relatively rare phenomenon of two female candidates from major parties contesting a seat. Milton highlighted Conservative plans to abolish regional planning bodies and reduce the amount of new housing built in the area, especially on green field sites. The then sitting Liberal Democrat MP Sue Doughty highlighted the fact that Milton lived outside the constituency, in Reigate, prompting Milton to respond, "It isn't in Tierra del Fuego!". Milton won by just 347 votes, after two recounts.

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