UK results: Conservatives win majority

After 650 of 650 seats declared
UK results
Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 365 203 48 11 8 15
Change +47 -59 +13 -1 -2 +2

Fife North East

Parliamentary constituency

LD GAIN FROM SNP

Results

  1. Liberal Democrat
    Wendy Chamberlain
    • Votes: 19,763
    • Vote share %: 43.1
    • Vote share change: +10.2
  2. Scottish National Party
    Stephen Gethins
    • Votes: 18,447
    • Vote share %: 40.2
    • Vote share change: +7.3
  3. Conservative
    Tony Miklinski
    • Votes: 5,961
    • Vote share %: 13.0
    • Vote share change: -11.1
  4. Labour
    Wendy Haynes
    • Votes: 1,707
    • Vote share %: 3.7
    • Vote share change: -5.9

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LD majority: 1,316
  • Registered voters: 60,905
  • % share:
    75.3%
  • Change since 2017: +4.1

Vote share

Party % share
Liberal Democrat 43.1%
Scottish National Party 40.2%
Conservative 13.0%
Labour 3.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +10.2 Gained
  • Scottish National Party +7.3 Gained
  • Labour -5.9 Lost
  • Conservative -11.1 Lost

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Exit polls don't tell full story

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SNP lose North East Fife

The SNP won North East Fife by the smallest margin in Scotland - a paltry two votes - in 2017. They've lost it this time around. The Lib Dems unseat Stephen Gethins.

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Fife North East: Liberal Democrat gain

Wendy Chamberlain has been elected as the MP for Fife North East, beating the SNP's Stephen Gethins by 1,316 votes.

The Liberal Democrats overturned a two-vote majority to take the formerly Scottish National Party-held seat.

Tony Miklinski of the Conservative Party came third and Labour's Wendy Haynes came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 4.1 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 46,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

One of the four candidates, Wendy Haynes (Labour), lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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A 75.6% turnout in fiercely-contested North East Fife

The turnout in North East Fife is 75.6%. Remember, in 2017, Stephen Gethins won this seat for the SNP by the tiniest majority in Scotland - only two votes.

SNP's Gethins arrives in Glenrothes

The SNP's Stephen Gethins, who won North East Fife by the incredibly small margin of two votes in 2017, has arrived at the count in Glenrothes.

Can SNP hold three Fife seats?

North East Fife, the last constituency to declare in 2017, looks to be keenly contested this time around. The SNP's Stephen Gethins held the seat by just two votes.

Our reporter Steven Godden reckons the nationalists are confident about holding both Glenrothes and Dunfermline & West Fife

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North East Fife 'looking like a tight contest between the SNP and Lib Dems'

Steven Godden
bbc

BBC Scotland reporter Steven Godden says North East Fife is once again looking like a tight contest between the SNP and the Lib Dems.

This seat was held by the narrowest margin in the entire of the UK in 2017, with the SNP's Stephen Gethins seeing off a Lib Dem challenge by just two votes - after three recounts.

The Lib Dems have thus had their eye on this as a target for some time. They selected their candidate, Wendy Chamberlain, in June 2018.

The SNP and Lib Dems are locked in a fierce battle for the backing of pro-European voters - particularly here, given the above-average Remain vote in the area.

So the result in this squeakiest of seats will answer a lot of questions about this election. Whose vote is going up and whose is going down, how much tactical voting is going on, and who can capitalise best on pro-European votes?

NE Fife stats
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Counting under way in Fife

Darkness has fallen at the Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre in Glenrothes, where four constituencies - North East Fife; Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath; Glenrothes; Dunfermline and West Fife - will be counted overnight.

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