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Tory MP 'optimistic' of success

PUBLISHED: 04:24 07 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:54 25 August 2010

A TORY MP says he is cautiously optimistic of success for the Conservatives.

A TORY MP says he is "cautiously optimistic" of success for the Conservatives.

Votes for the constituencies of Bexleyheath and Crayford, Erith and Thamesmead and Old Bexley and Sidcup were still being verified at 3.15am.

David Evennett, Conservative candidate for Bexleyheath and Crayford said: "We are cautiously optimistic, it is a very exciting night, I think the country has voted for change, and I am very pleased.

"I think David Cameron will be a great Prime Minister, and lead our country to a better future.

"I am delighted that this looks like history. It gives us great opportunities fir a government that will listen to the people of Bexley."

Teresa Pearce, Erith and Thamesmead Labour candidate added: "What I am really pleased about is the turnout, which seems to be very high.

"I think it would be a shame if it was a hung parliament. We need stability and not a government where people are feeling their way, but it's early days."

James Brokenshire, Conservative candidate for Old Bexley and Sidcup said: "I am very pleased with the way the campaign has gone. I am feeling positive and upbeat awaiting the result with expectation.

The turnout for Bexleyheath and Crayford was 66 per cent.

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