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

Bassetlaw

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Brendan Clarke-Smith
    • Votes: 28,078
    • Vote share %: 55.2
    • Vote share change: +11.9
  2. Labour
    Keir Morrison
    • Votes: 14,065
    • Vote share %: 27.7
    • Vote share change: -24.9
  3. The Brexit Party
    Debbie Soloman
    • Votes: 5,366
    • Vote share %: 10.6
    • Vote share change: +10.6
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Helen Tamblyn-Saville
    • Votes: 3,332
    • Vote share %: 6.6
    • Vote share change: +4.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 14,013
  • Registered voters: 80,024
  • % share:
    63.5%
  • Change since 2017: -3.0

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 55.2%
Labour 27.7%
The Brexit Party 10.6%
Liberal Democrat 6.6%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +11.9 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +10.6 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +4.3 Gained
  • Labour -24.9 Lost

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Labour leader pays tribute to former MP Joe Ashton

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Tributes are being paid to the former Labour MP Joe Ashton who has died aged 86.

Joe Ashton
LDRS

Sheffield-born Mr Ashton was MP for Bassetlaw, as well as an award-winning national newspaper columnist, author, playwright and director of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.

He was also a councillor for Sheffield.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he will be "sadly missed" and was a "lifelong and faithful servant" of the party.

He said: "He grew up in poverty in Sheffield and never lost sight of the suffering and struggles people endure in and out of work and this guided his political life.

"He was a huge character and leaves a rich and lasting legacy. He will be sadly missed."

David Blunkett, former MP for Sheffield Hillsborough, said his contribution to the wellbeing of others was “massive”.

He said: "Joe was one of those characters, who was grounded and had a real sense of humour that has been so missing from frontline politics for too long."

Richard Caborn former MP for Sheffield Central, said: "He was honest, you got what you saw with Joe. He was a typical Sheffield lad who always stood up for what he believed was right."

Former Labour MP Joe Ashton dies

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Former Labour MP Joe Ashton has died aged 86, his family has confirmed.

Joe Ashton
LDRS

Mr Ashton, who was born in Sheffield, represented the Nottinghamshire seat of Bassetlaw for 33 years from 1968-2001.

As well as being a politician, Mr Ashton became a columnist, an author and a playwright as well as director of Sheffield Wednesday football club.

His death was unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic, and his family said he had been been suffering with dementia.

There will be no public funeral because of the current restrictions, however a memorial service is due to take place later in the year.

Joe Ashton
PA Media

Bassetlaw: Conservatives thump Labour

The Conservatives have achieved an 18,000-vote swing in Bassetlaw to take it from Labour.

Tory Brendan Clarke-Smith has been elected as the MP, beating Labour's Keir Morrison by 14,013 votes.

That overturned a 4,852-vote Labour majority.

Debbie Soloman of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Helen Tamblyn-Saville came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 3 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 51,000 people, 63.5% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

All four candidates keep their deposits, after receiving more than 5% of the votes.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingConservatives win Bassetlaw

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

Brendan Clarke-Smith has won Bassetlaw for the Conservatives first time since the 1930s.

Exit poll indicates 'worst election for Labour in Bassetlaw'

Alex Regan

BBC News

The Labour leader in Bassetlaw District Council Simon Greaves says the exit poll indicates that his party could face "the worst election we've ever seen for Labour in Bassetlaw".

The seat had previously been held by Labour's John Mann, who retired as an MP to take a seat in the House of Lords, and was critical of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership on dealing with anti-Semitism in the party.

The BBC predicts that Bassetlaw has a 99% chance becoming a Tory gain for the first time since 1935.

Mr Greaves said: "There has been a lot of work done on the ground by local activists, and I think that if things transpire in the way they are projected then the national party have got some serious thinking to do."

Simon Greaves
BBC
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