THE Liberal Democrats held on to the Westmorland and Lonsdale seat as Tim Farron was re-elected as MP with an increased majority.

The results were as follows: 

Tim Farron (Liberal Democrats): 25,795

James Airey (Conservatives): 23,861

Phillip Black (Labour): 2,293

Steven Bolton (Brexit Party): 763

Tim Farron, who increased his majority from 777 (2017) to 1,934, said: “On a night where some results may go for us and some against us - it’s very clear that the Conservatives have won a huge majority – that for us to win here against that backdrop is not very much short of a miracle, but it is a miracle that has been engineered by a team of volunteers, hundreds of them right across our community, working every village and every town, listening to people and working on their behalf.”

Conservative James Airey, who received 22,909 votes, said: “Can I just wish Tim well. He’s got the best job I think in the country and I wish him every success for the future.”