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

Bedford

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Mohammad Yasin
    • Votes: 20,491
    • Vote share %: 43.3
    • Vote share change: -3.5
  2. Conservative
    Ryan Henson
    • Votes: 20,346
    • Vote share %: 43.0
    • Vote share change: -2.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Henry Vann
    • Votes: 4,608
    • Vote share %: 9.7
    • Vote share change: +3.9
  4. Green
    Adrian Spurrell
    • Votes: 960
    • Vote share %: 2.0
    • Vote share change: 0.0
  5. The Brexit Party
    Charles Bunker
    • Votes: 896
    • Vote share %: 1.9
    • Vote share change: +1.9

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 145
  • Registered voters: 71,581
  • % share:
    66.1%
  • Change since 2017: -1.4

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 43.3%
Conservative 43.0%
Liberal Democrat 9.7%
Green 2.0%
The Brexit Party 1.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +3.9 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +1.9 Gained
  • Green +0.0 Gained
  • Conservative -2.2 Lost
  • Labour -3.5 Lost

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Captain Tom Moore 'lifted lockdown blues'

Phil Shepka

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A lot has happened since lockdown began, but one man was labelled "a beacon of light through the fog of coronavirus".

The pandemic has changed everyone's lives, some tragically, but those were the words of Prime Minister Boris Johnson when fundraiser and veteran Captain Tom Moore was awarded a knighthood.

Captain Tom Moore
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Capt Tom started his momentous fundraising effort back in early April when he pledged to complete the 2.5km (1.6 miles), 100-lap garden challenge at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire by his 100th birthday on 30 April.

Here's how he raised a phenomenal £33m and captured the hearts of the nation.

Faith group continues to feed key workers

Alex Pope

BBC News Online

Since 2 April a faith group has been making thousands of meals for NHS staff, key workers and care homes.

The Sri Guru Ravidass Sabha in Bedford, promised to make the meals for as long as the coronavirus pandemic remains and it has stayed true to its word.

Yesterday was its 40th day of food service, and to mark the event, it received a thank you letter from the Labour MP for Bedford and Kempston, Mohammad Yasin.

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Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

For all the parents homeschooling one of the most popular activities on Monday has been taking part in a 30-minute live workout.

Joe Wicks, the fitness instructor and TV presenter, attracted more than 800,000 viewers to his YouTube channel offering a daily 30-minute workout for kids to start the day.

Mother excerising
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General election 2019: What happened in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire has seen no change to its party representation but there are two new MPs - unless you count Richard Fuller who has returned to Parliament in a new constituency, making it three.

  • In Bedford, Mohammad Yasin has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Bedford, with a decreased majority. There were just 145 votes between Labour and Conservative candidate Ryan Henson
  • Labour still has two MPs in Luton with Sarah Owen elected MP for Luton North after Kelvin Hopkins stood down and his daughter, Rachel Hopkins, elected for Luton South. She replaces Gavin Shuker, who left the Labour party in February and became "convener" of the Independent Group
  • The Conservatives have held North East Bedfordshire, with Richard Fuller elected after Alistair Burt stood down. Fuller has previously been MP for Bedford until he lost his seat on 2017
  • Elsewhere, Nadine Dorries has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Bedfordshire Mid and in Bedfordshire South West, Conservative Andrew Selous has been re-elected - both with increased majorities

Bedford: Labour hold

Mohammad Yasin has been re-elected as the MP for Bedford, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Ryan Henson by just 145 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Henry Vann of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Adrian Spurrell came fourth.

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

More than 47,000 people, roughly two-thirds 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 five candidates, Adrian Spurrell (Green) and Charles Bunker (the Brexit Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Just 145 votes between Labour and Tories in Bedford

Mohammad Yasin has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Bedford.

There were just 145 votes between the Labour and Conservative candidates.

Mr Yasin received 20,491 voted while the Conservative candidate Ryan Henson got 20,346.

Bedford recount
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