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  1. General election 2017 results and reaction from across Lincolnshire
  2. Lincoln: Labour gain from Conservative
  3. Lincoln: Karen Lee takes seat from Karl McCartney
  4. Boston and Skegness: Matt Warman retains for Conservatives
  5. Boston and Skegness: UKIP's Paul Nuttall in third
  6. Gainsborough: Edward Lee retains for Conservatives
  7. Grantham and Stamford: Nick Boles retains for Conservatives
  8. Louth and Horncastle: Victoria Atkins retains for Conservatives
  9. Sleaford and North Hykeham: Caroline Johnson retains for Conservatives
  10. South Holland and the Deepings: John Hayes retains for Conservatives

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All times stated are UK

The new political picture in Lincolnshire

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

That's it from me after a somewhat busy few hours, but before I go here's a quick rundown of the thrills and spills we've had in Lincolnshire as the general election results flowed in:

  • Lincoln is now an island of red in a sea of blue after Karen Lee clinched the seat for Labour
  • The Conservative MPs who've been re-elected in our region have all gained increased majorities
  • UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has announced his resignation at a press conference in Boston after coming third in the constituency

Watch: Lincoln's young voters have their say

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Labour's success in Lincoln has been put down in part to the number of young people coming out to vote.

Lincoln has a large number of university students and we asked young people in the city what persuaded them to vote:

Man dies in crash near Grantham

A 20-year-old man has died after the car he was driving came off the road at Londonthorpe near Grantham and overturned.

It happened at about 22:35 yesterday night on High Road, police say.

A 19-year-old local man who was a passenger in the car was taken to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains in a very serious condition.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is being asked to get in touch with police.

Lincolnshire's mental health services 'good' - health watchdog

Lincolnshire's mental health services have been rated "good" by a national health watchdog.

The Care Quality Commission report follows an inspection carried out in April which said services at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust required improvement overall.

The latest report says supervision and maintenance of patient records still need improving though, and demand on beds and acute care remain high - reflecting national pressures.

But, safety, caring and responsive staff and leadership are all rated good, the report says.

Lincoln's new MP aims to continue nursing

Karen Lee, Lincoln's new Labour MP, also happens to be a nurse at Lincoln County Hospital.

Karen Lee

She's preparing to take her seat at Westminster after having pushed out Conservative Karl McCartney.

Despite this, she says she hopes she can still do some nursing shifts as well as carrying out her duties as the city's new MP.

Ms Lee says: "I would really like to carry on, perhaps doing the odd bank shift and keep my registration current. I had to work very hard to be a nurse and I enjoy being a nurse."

Extra police kept close eye on election counts

There were extra officers on duty at election counts across the country last night.

These officers were on patrol at the Guildhall in Hull:

Officers at Hull count

And there were armed officers on duty at the count in Boston:

Police in Boston
Kim Edwards police interview: 'I never got on with my mum'
A teenager who murdered her mother and sister said she killed her mum because they 'never got on'.

Spalding murders: Daughter Kim Edwards named as killer

The couple believed to be Britain's youngest double murderers have been named, after a judge lifted a ban on identifying them.

Lucas Markham and Kim Edwards
Lincolnshire Police

Kim Edwards and her boyfriend Lucas Markham murdered Edwards' mother Elizabeth, 49, and her younger sister Katie, 13, at their home in Spalding, Lincolnshire, in April 2016.

The killers, who were 14 at the time, were both jailed in November.

A bid to stop their names being made public was rejected in the High Court.

General Election rundown for Lincolnshire

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Wow, what a rollercoaster of a day so far in the aftermath of the general election!

Here's a rundown of what's happened here in Lincolnshire:

BreakingPrime Minister to meet the Queen

Theresa May has just left Downing Street for Buckingham Palace.

Despite failing to win a majority in the general election, she's expected to ask the Queen for permission to form a new government.

Watch: UKIP leader's resignation speech

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Paul Nuttall has conceded defeat both as UKIP's leader and as candidate for the Boston and Skegness constituency where he came third in the general election.

Resigning his post as leader of the party, this is some of what Mr Nuttall had to say:

Lincoln MP adds to record number of female MPs elected

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

There'll be more than 207 women in this parliament following the general election, outnumbering the 196 women elected in 2015.

About 30% of general election candidates were women this year - up from the previous record of 26% in 2015.

One of those women is Karen Lee, who's won the Lincoln seat for Labour by beating Conservative Karl McCartney into second place:

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Nuttall quits after 'hubristic, foolish and politically naive' election

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

More on the news that UKIP leader Paul Nuttall's announced at a press conference in Boston, Lincolnshire, that he's resigning his post.

Paul Nuttall

He says the party's been a victim of its own success.

He came third in Boston and Skegness.

Mr Nuttall says: "We forced the referendum and we helped win Brexit and some people mistakenly think our job is done but it's not.

"What a hubristic, foolish and politically naive election to call. It has put our Brexit at risk."

BreakingUKIP leader Nuttall resigns

Paul Nuttall has resigned as the leader of UKIP after his party failed to gain a single seat in Westminster.

He stood for election in the Boston and Skegness constituency and came third.

Brigg and Goole MP: Corbyn 'dangerous'

Andrew Percy has held his seat for the Conservatives in Brigg and Goole, but he says the results for the party nationally are "sad".

Andrew Percy

He says: "I've supported Theresa May from day one. I think it's very sad, actually, that the results are as they have been.

"The people of this country voted to leave the European Union and the idea that somebody like Jeremy Corbyn would be negotiating for us is just dangerous."

Watch: Ringing endorsement for Jeremy Corbyn from new Lincoln MP

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Karen Lee's been speaking as the new Labour MP for Lincoln.

She won with a majority of more than 1,500- taking the seat from the Conservative's Karl McCartney.

Severe accident: A17 Lincolnshire both ways

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Lincs MP - 'I think we're in for an interesting few days'

Lucy Parry

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The Conservative MP for Louth & Horncastle Victoria Atkins has been reacting to her re- election.

She won the seat comfortably with a majority of 19,641 votes.

Victoria Atkins

Speaking after the result Ms Atkins says 'I'm absolutely delighted that I've been given the chance to continue working hard for Louth & Horncastle... I think we're in for an interesting few days if I can put it that way.'

25,000 majority for Tories in South Holland & The Deepings

Paul Russell

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

John Hayes held South Holland and The Deepings for the Conservatives.

He received 35,179 votes- that's 70% of the vote.

John Hayes MP

Mr Hayes says 'I care about this place, I think they know I care about it, they've entrusted me as their Member of Parliament and I will repay them with all of my effort, with all of my commitment and with all of my dedication."

The result was written in the skies all along!

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

UKIP vote slashed in Boston & Skegness

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire

UKIP's Paul Nuttall was pushed into third position getting 3,308 votes.

That's a cut of more 11,000 votes compared with 2015.

Paul Nuttall
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Matt Warman retained the seat for the Conservatives, boosting his share of the vote by almost 20%.

'You can't take people for granted'

Hope Bolger

BBC Lincolnshire

Gainsborough stays blue this morning as Sir Edward Leigh retains the seat for the Conservatives.

He got 31,790 votes with Labour's Catherine Tite second with 14,767 votes.

Sir Edward Leigh

Despite getting more than 60% of the vote he said:

"You can't take people for granted and that's why I've worked it as hard as I can. If you take people for granted you will gradually get your vote whittled away which has not happened here yet."

Conservatives increase their share in Boston & Skegness

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire

Matt Warman retained the Boston & Skegness seat for the Conservatives and increased his share of the vote by more than 60%.

The UKIP leader Paul Nuttall was beaten into third place with Labour's Paul Kenny second.

Matt Warman

Mr Warman said 'I think we saw a very clear and total collapse in the UKIP vote here... I think it's a lazy assumption to assume that a constituency that backed leaving the EU would necessarily vote for a single issue pressure group."

Great Grimsby MP: 'It's been a strange election'

New MP for Lincoln

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincoln is waking up to the news the city has a new MP this morning.

Karen Lee MP

After seven years the Conservative's Karl McCartney has lost the seat to Labour's Karen Lee.

She clinched it by more than 1,500 votes.

Karen Lee said "I'm very proud to have been chosen to represent the city I was born in and lived in all my life... I'm looking forward to representing students, long terms residents and everyone in the constituency."

Hung Parliament: What happens now?

The general election has ended in a hung Parliament, meaning no party can reach an overall majority. So what happens now?

Here's your answer.

Palace of Westminster
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General Election results: this is what Lincolnshire looks like this morning

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire stays mainly blue with a splash of red.

The shock result of the night was the Conservative loss of Lincoln to Labour.


Gainsborough: Conservative hold

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire


Boston & Skegness: Conservative hold

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Boston and Skegness

Louth & Horncastle: Conservative hold

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Louth and Horncastle

South Holland & The Deepings: Conservative hold

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

South Holland & The Deepings

Grantham & Stamford: Conservative hold

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Grantham & Stamford constituency
Emma Hardy

Conservative Yorkshire East MP Greg Knight says his party made mistakes during its campaign.

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Watch: Former Lincoln MP walks out of count after losing seat

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The Labour party has taken Lincoln.

The sitting MP Karl McCartney was beaten by local councillor Karen Lee by 1,538 votes.

As you can see Mr MCcartney refused to talk to reporters after the declaration

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Five things you may not know about elections

Ever wondered what happens to your ballot paper after it's been counted or if you can take a 'selfie' with your phone whilst casting your vote?

Well Andrew Flecknor, deputy acting returning officer for City of York Council, has five things you might not have known about general elections.

Brigg & Goole: Conservative hold

Brigg & Goole

Lincoln: Labour gain from Conservative


Scunthorpe: Labour hold

Election graphic

Sleaford & North Hykeham: Conservative hold

Election result