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  1. Conservatives hold St Ives

    BBC Spotlight

    Conservative MP Derek Thomas has held his seat in the constituency of St Ives.

  2. Votes arrive by boat for final election constituency

    Boat

    Ballot boxes for the final constituency to announce its results are on their way to be counted after stormy conditions passed.

    In the St Ives constituency, adverse weather had meant boats and a Royal Naval Air Service helicopter from the outer islands of the Isles of Scilly were unable to reach the main island of St Mary's.

    Andrew Walder, a skipper for Tresco Boats, ferried the final votes from St Martin's and St Agnes on Friday morning after conditions had "much improved".

    "The wait is nearly over!" Mr Walder told the PA news agency.

    "We usually are last to declare. (That's) life on the Isles of Scilly - at the mercy of the weather this time of year.

    "Generally why elections are held in the summer!"

    After vote counting was suspended early on Friday morning, Cornwall Council said it hopes to reopen at Truro College at 14:30 to restart.

    St Ives will be the last of 650 seats to declare.

    Votes arrive
  3. Ballot boxes have left Bryher and Tresco

    The only seat still to declare in Cornwall is St Ives.

    The count has been delayed because ballot boxes have not been able to get off all of the islands in the Isles of Scilly.

    The result will not be declared until Friday afternoon at the earliest.

    Ballot papers
    Image caption: The ballot boxes have left Bryher and Tresco

    The ballot boxes have left Bryher and Tresco on the jet boat, Cyclone.

    The boat now has to go to St Martin's and St Agnes but the stormy conditions may prevent their boxes being collected, meaning a delay to the declaration.

    The intention is collect the remaining ballot boxes from St Agnes and St Martin’s at 09:00.

    Photo of ballot box being loaded onto the jet boat on Bryher
    Image caption: Ballot box loaded on to the jet boat on Bryher
  4. Mercer declared winner of Plymouth Moor View seat

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Conservative ‪Johnny Mercer‬ held Plymouth Moor View with a majority of 12,897 over Labour's Charlotte Holloway.

    That's an increase of the 5,019 majority he won at the 2017 general election.

    Former army officer Mr Mercer, 38, also saw off the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party.

    It is Mr Mercer’s third consecutive victory in the constituency which he won from Labour in 2015 with a majority of 1,026.

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    Video caption: General Election: Plymouth Declaration
  5. Double grows margin by more than 5,000

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Steve Double was re-elected as MP for St Austell & Newquay, beating Labour's Felicity Owen by more than 16,000 votes, increasing his margin by 5,384.

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    Video caption: General Election: St Austell Newquay Declaration
  6. The moment Sarah Wollaston lost her seat

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    Former Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston said she joined the Liberal Democrats because it was the best way for her to fight for the UK to remain in the EU.

    Ultimately the change has cost her the seat.

    She received 15,027 of the votes, which trailed the Conservatives on 27,751.

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    Video caption: General Election: South Hams Declaration
  7. 'I could not have stayed as a Conservative'

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Wollaston says she could not have stayed in the Conservative party, despite losing her seat after switching from the Tories earlier this year.

    "There are a lot of the poorest communities in Devon and across this country who have put their trust, I fear, in a government that really has no interest in them and will not protect them," she said.

    "The thing that is profoundly worrying for all of us is that we now have a prime minister and a government that will routinely bury reports that are uncomfortable."

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    Video caption: General Election: Sarah Wollaston
  8. Conservatives hold Devon West & Torridge

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Conservative MP Geoffrey Cox has held his seat in Devon West & Torridge.

  9. Streeter's large majority grows further

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    Gary Streeter has held the Devon South West seat for the Conservatives.

    His majority of 21,430 over Labour’s Alex Beverley is an increase in the majority of 15,816 that he won at the 2017 general election.

    Mr Streeter also saw off the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party.

    The 64-year-old has held the seat for the Conservatives since 1997.

    Streeter
  10. Conservatives hold Devon South West

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Conservative MP Gary Streeter has held the constituency of Devon South West.

  11. Conservatives hold Cornwall South East

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Conservative MP Sheryll Murray has held the constituency of Cornwall South East.

  12. Conservatives hold St Austell and Newquay

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Conservative MP Steve Double has held the constituency of St Austell and Newquay.

  13. 'I promise I won't let you down'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    This is the moment Simon Jupp was re-elected as an MP in Devon East.

    "The hard work truly starts now, and I will make sure that east Devon becomes an even better place to live and work."

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    Video caption: General Election: East Devon Declaration
  14. Pollard wins, but majority shrinks

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Labour MP Luke Pollard has retained his seat in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, but his majority has shrunk by about 2,000 votes.

    Votes
  15. Exeter: Labour hold

    Ben Bradshaw has been re-elected as the MP for Exeter, with a decreased majority.

    The Labour candidate beat Conservative John Gray by 10,403 votes, 5,714 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

    Joe Levy of the Green Party came third and the Brexit Party's Leslie Willis came fourth.

    Voter turnout was down by 3.2 percentage points since the last general election.

    More than 56,000 people, 68.5% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

    Three of the six candidates, Leslie Willis (the Brexit Party), Daniel Page (independent) and Duncan Odgers (UKIP) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

    This story was created using some automation.

  16. BreakingLabour hold Plymouth Sutton & Devonport

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Labour MP Luke Pollard has held Plymouth Sutton & Devonport.

  17. BreakingConservatives hold Cornwall North

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Conservative MP Scott Mann has held his seat in Cornwall North.

  18. Mercer urges country to 'move on'

    Jonathan Morris

    BBC News Online

    Conservative MP Johnny Mercer, who held his seat in Plymouth Moor View, wants the country to "move on".

    "It’s been a very difficult time in politics," he said.

    “I think the British people have given a very clear signal tonight about what they think of the hard left which has infiltrated the Labour Party.

    "I hope we can all move on, join together and realise the extraordinary potential that we know this city has."