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

Ashfield

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Lee Anderson
    • Votes: 19,231
    • Vote share %: 39.3
    • Vote share change: -2.4
  2. Ashfield Independents
    Jason Zadrozny
    • Votes: 13,498
    • Vote share %: 27.6
    • Vote share change: +27.6
  3. Labour
    Natalie Fleet
    • Votes: 11,971
    • Vote share %: 24.4
    • Vote share change: -18.1
  4. The Brexit Party
    Martin Daubney
    • Votes: 2,501
    • Vote share %: 5.1
    • Vote share change: +5.1
  5. Liberal Democrat
    Rebecca Wain
    • Votes: 1,105
    • Vote share %: 2.3
    • Vote share change: +0.3
  6. Green
    Rose Woods
    • Votes: 674
    • Vote share %: 1.4
    • Vote share change: +0.6

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 5,733
  • Registered voters: 78,204
  • % share:
    62.6%
  • Change since 2017: -1.4

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 39.3%
Ashfield Independents 27.6%
Labour 24.4%
The Brexit Party 5.1%
Liberal Democrat 2.3%
Green 1.4%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Ashfield Independents +27.6 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +5.1 Gained
  • Green +0.6 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +0.3 Gained
  • Conservative -2.4 Lost
  • Labour -18.1 Lost

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Losing candidate in tears over 'horrendous' campaign

Natalie Fleet, the losing Labour candidate in Ashfield, cannot hide her emotion at the result.

She said she was "absolutely heartbroken" over the number of people who said they could no longer vote for her party.

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Corbyn factor looms large over Labour defeat

Hugh Casswell

Political reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

I've asked Labour activists in Ashfield which has been the harder sell on the doorstep in this 70% Leave voting area - a second referendum or Jeremy Corbyn? The answer has always been the latter.

Even Natalie Fleet, the Labour candidate, agreed - saying they had lots of problems on the campaign trail but Corbyn cropped up the most.

The Conservative winner here, Lee Anderson, is a sign of what has happened to the Labour vote, as 18 months ago he was a Labour councillor who then defected.

Lee Anderson
BBC

He cited the party's move to the left and, as he put it, the takeover by the Jeremy Corbyn and Momentum group.

In one person you have a snapshot of what has happened to Labour here and across Nottinghamshire.

Ashfield: Conservatives win for first time in 40 years

Lee Anderson has been elected as the MP for Ashfield, beating Ashfield Independents candidate Jason Zadrozny by 5,733 votes.

The Conservative Party overturned a 441 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.

Natalie Fleet of the Labour Party came third and the Brexit Party's Martin Daubney came fourth.

It is the first time the Conservatives have won in 40 years.

Voter turnout was down by 1.4 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 49,000 people, 62.6% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Two of the six candidates, Rebecca Wain (Liberal Democrat) and Rose Woods (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Red wall collapses

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

The East Midlands political map now looks very different to the way it did when Labour were last in government in 2010.

It’s now a region where Labour seats are confined to the cities and everywhere else is Conservative.

Since 2010 Labour has lost every town they represented in Parliament with the exception of Chesterfield. Those seats in the former industrial areas, dubbed the red wall, have actually been collapsing since 2010.

Seats like North West Leicestershire, Sherwood and Amber Valley have now built substantial safe majorities for the Tories.

And Mansfield, which narrowly went blue for the first time in the 2017 election now has a majority of 16,000. Mansfield is a safe Conservative seat. Let that sink in. Bolsover, Bassetlaw and Ashfield are now Conservative seats.

Bassetlaw
BBC

Opposition candidates 'made friends' in campaign

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

Amid all the nastiness of the campaign with candidates, especially women, fearing for their safety the candidates themselves in Ashfield have made friends with each other.

This is the Brexit Party and Labour candidates shortly before it was announced the Conservatives had won.

Candidates
BBC

'This is something the Labour party has to reflect on'

Hugh Casswell

Political reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

Labour's Natalie Fleet gave an emotional interview ahead of the declaration in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

The seat was previously held by Gloria De Piero for Labour but was won by Conservative Lee Anderson who had worked in Ms De Piero's office but defected from the party.

Labour were knocked into third place by Ashfield Independent candidate Jason Zadrozny.

BreakingTory candidate Lee Anderson takes Ashfield from Labour

Alex Regan

BBC News

Former Labour activist-turned Tory candidate Lee Anderson has taken Ashfield for the Conservatives, with 19,231 votes.

The seat was previously represented by Labour's Gloria De Piero, who announced in July she would not seek re-election.

Ashfield parliamentary candidate gets festive

Hugh Casswell

Political reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

We've seen Mansfield candidate Ben Bradley in his blue festive garb, well the Lib Dems can also play that game.

Ashfield parliamentary candidate Rebecca Wain has put on her own festive jumper, with it being National Christmas Jumper Day.

Rebecca Wain
BBC