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Plaistow, New Hampshire votes for Donald Trump in US election

PUBLISHED: 10:22 15 November 2016

President-elect Donald Trump, who won the most votes in Plaistow, New Hampshire     Picture: PA Images/Andrew Milligan

President-elect Donald Trump, who won the most votes in Plaistow, New Hampshire Picture: PA Images/Andrew Milligan

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The results are in – and our American namesake chose Trump.

MP Lyn Brown with Barbara and Julian KiszkaMP Lyn Brown with Barbara and Julian Kiszka

Voters in Plaistow, New Hampshire picked Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election on Tuesday last week.

The small town – which sent representatives to Plaistow, Newham in September – went 57.5 per cent for the billionaire and soon-to-be 45th president of the United States.

Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, managed to win only 38pc of the vote.

Speaking to the Recorder in February last year – just after Trump won the Republican primary in New Hampshire – Plaistow town manager Sean Fitzgerald said the area had become increasingly “purple” (a mix of blue Democrats and red Republicans) in recent years.

During a visit to Plaistow, Newham on September 29, selectman (like a councillor) Julian Kiszka said he found east London “wonderful”.

In an assessment of his own town, he said: “Our Plaistow is probably like this Plaistow was 500 years ago – at least in terms of population.”


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