Michael Fabricant (centre) celebrating his win with Conservative colleagues

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Lichfield and Burntwood’s MP says his success at the ballot box is because he never pretended to be anything other than himself.

Michael Fabricant was again victorious in the General Election as he retained the seat he has held since 1997.

The Conservative MP kept up his record of increasing the majority at every vote, with his latest efforts seeing the margin rise to more than 23,000.

He told Lichfield Live after the result that his policy of standing by his beliefs had paid off.

“If you’re not true to yourself, if you try and be something you’re not, people see through it.

“I’m just Michael Fabricant who says what he wants. And I like to think – in the nicest possibly way – I get things done as an MP.”

Michael Fabricant

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Despite stretching his majority, Mr Fabricant admitted that he hadn’t been sure it would happen this time around.

“I’m very relieved. Ever since 1997 it’s gone up, but I wasn’t so convinced this time.

“We had all these scare stories about selling off the NHS and I thought the campaign was a little unpleasant in places, so I wondered whether that would affect the result.

“But apparently not.

Michael Fabricant

Full results for the Lichfield consitituency at the 2019 General Election:

  • Michael Fabricant (Conservatives) – 34,844
  • John Madden (Independent) – 568
  • Andrea Muckley (Green Party) – 1,743
  • Paul Ray (Lib Dems) – 5,632
  • Dave Robertson (Labour) – 11,206


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10 replies on “Lichfield and Burntwood MP says being true to himself is the key to continued election success”

  1. “I’m just Michael Fabricant who says what he wants. And I like to think – in the nicest possibly way – I get things done as an MP.”

    My experience is significantly different.

  2. Just think in another 5 years, unless something unexpected happens and we have to have another election, wouldn’t that be exciting though, some or most of the generation who voted him in, the boomers who have had the best of the Welfare system might not be around. I can say this being a ‘Boomer’ myself. And inexplicably why did so many Northerners who lost their livelihoods under Thatcher for goodness sake, now vote for the same again. Suckers for punishment would you say as someone once said to me when I was doing a ‘sweat’ class in the gym. I’m one of the Boomer generation but I didn’t vote for HIM. And the young ones shouldn’t be afraid as Cliff sings, at the Cliff edge, because they will have the power and that day isn’t that far away. The light at the end of the tunnel. Hope I’m here to see that day happen. Please let it be.

  3. You know that painting of Him on the bus shelter at the bus stop on Eastern Ave is really pretty scary. He looks like a clown. Was that meant I wonder. Even so I wouldn’t take my great grandkids past it that’s for sure. Hey give us something more relevant. Let’s say about Climate Change perhaps. That would inspire the kids.

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