Winner of the 2010 election for Bournemouth East, Conservative’s Tobias Ellwood has said that he feels the Tories have a good chance of being re-elected.
In an interview with YourElection15, Ellwood has said, “We’re looking positive for results here in Bournemouth and nationally”, something that can be predicted from the exit polls seen earlier tonight.
The collapse in the Liberal Democrat’s vote share in the exit poll, along with the predicted growth in Labour votes, could be seen as a challenge to the Tories.
However, when asked about why the Conservatives could be re-elected this term, Ellwood said: “If we wanted Britain to move forward we needed fiscal discipline to get the deficit under control, to get businesses working and to get a rise in employment and we achieved that.”
Ellwood went on to discuss the importance of student issues, saying that Labour’s plans to reduce student fees will not work.
However, with 45%-50% of young people attending university, the Tories want to tackle the issue of student fees “in a way that doesn’t scare people at all”.
Ellwood added that the Tories “don’t want to see Mickey Mouse courses” but want to see universities “advance and grow”.