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Last Updated: Friday, 6 May, 2005, 01:09 GMT 02:09 UK
Lib Dems keep most marginal seat
Patsy Calton
Cheadle MP Patsy Calton's seat was a Conservative target
The Liberal Democrats have hung on to the most marginal seat in the country, in Cheadle, Greater Manchester.

Patsy Calton, who won by just 33 votes at the last general election, was voted back in on Thursday, this time with a majority of about 4,000 votes.

She won despite the defeated Conservative MP Stephen Day standing again to try to win his seat back.

Ms Calton was not able to attend the count at Stockport Town Hall as she is being treated for cancer.

She told the BBC she was "very pleased indeed" to have won.

"I'm pleased that the team which we put together early on, as soon as we learned what we had to do, has served local people.

"I think local people have come back and responded to that."





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