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Seats 318 262 35 12 10 13
Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
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After 650 of 650 seats

Bolsover

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD LAB HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LAB

Labour

Dennis Skinner Votes 24,153 header_vote_share 51.9 Net percentage change in seats +0.7
Party

CON

Conservative

Helen Harrison Votes 18,865 header_vote_share 40.6 Net percentage change in seats +16.1
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Philip Rose Votes 2,129 header_vote_share 4.6 Net percentage change in seats -16.4
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Ross Shipman Votes 1,372 header_vote_share 2.9 Net percentage change in seats -0.4

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority

5,288

Turnout

63.3%

Vote share

Party %
Labour 51.9
Conservative 40.6
UKIP 4.6
Liberal Democrat 2.9

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+16.1
Labour
+0.7
Liberal Democrat
-0.4
UKIP
-16.4

Latest updates

Changes to East Midlands Commons constituencies proposed

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Two cross-county constituencies have been proposed in the East Midlands, under the latest proposed boundary changes.

Polling station
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Some of the southern parts of the current Rushcliffe constituency would combine with Loughborough, to create a new Loughborough and South Rushcliffe seat.

Further south, some of the current South Leicestershire seat would become part of a new Daventry and Lutterworth constituency.

In Derbyshire and Derby, a new North East Derbyshire constituency will be created that is in line with its local authority of the same name, and there will be a Bolsover constituency containing the entirety of Bolsover District.

There are no proposed changes to the Bassetlaw, High Peak, Leicester East, Leicester South, North West Leicestershire and Mansfield seats - but all the rest face some minor tweaks which you can see here.

Skinner begins conference speech with trademark quip

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner was given a standing ovation at Labour's Party Conference in Brighton.

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He began his speech with one of his trademark quips: "Dennis Skinner, ex officio, sitting with the national executive but I don't know how I get away with it."

His speech went on to cover workers' rights, zero hours contracts and public sector borrowing.

Dennis Skinner
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More details on his speech can be viewed via BBC Politics here.

Dennis Skinner film praised in House of Commons

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

There's been praise in the House of Commons for Bolsover's veteran MP, Dennis Skinner, after a film was made about his life.

The Nature of the Beast looks at his 47-year career. Here are some of his best moments...

Labour colleague, Valerie Vaz, said it's a good watch: "What members will find is that the Beast of Bolsover, like the sovereignty of Parliament, will endure."

He was also praised by the Leader of the Commons, Conservative MP, Andrea Leadsom.

"Having tried very hard to help a potential colleague of mine to unseat him, it was a great pleasure to visit Bolsover and see what an excellent job he's done over so many years," she told the House.

It's being shown at Derby's Quad cinema tomorrow, followed by a Q&A with the Beast of Bolsover, himself.

Transport projects need HS2 money now, says Dennis Skinner

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

There should be a "reassessment" of the "pie in the sky" plans for the HS2 high-speed rail link, according to Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner.

HS2 rail artists impression
HS2/PA Wire

Mr Skinner said: "Why doesn't the Secretary of State for Transport tell his friends that some of these so-called projects are pie in the sky from the government that's already committed to spending more than £80bn on the HS2.

"Why doesn't he get real and understand there should be a reassessment of HS2... believe me there are a lot of people on both sides of this House are fed up of the idea of spending money in the far distant future for HS2 when there's all these projects on the order paper today where they want action?"

dennis skinner
BBC

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said he "very surprised" that Mr Skinner was opposed to a scheme that would improve rail capacity in the north of England.

The Birmingham to Leeds leg of HS2 is expected to pass through towns including Long Eaton and Sandiacre.

East Midlands MPs at PMQs

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

In the House of Commons for Prime Minister's Questions today...

  • Labour MP for Nottingham East, Chris Leslie, and Tory MP for Erewash, Maggie Throup spoke on voter registration
  • Nottingham North's Labour MP, Alex Norris, asked for police to have resources to tackle cyber security
  • Sherwood's Conservative MP, Mark Spencer, had a good bellow and point at the Labour benches
  • Bolsover's Labour MP, Dennis Skinner, was up and down in a sprightly manner eager to get in
  • Meanwhile Conserrvative MP for Broxtowe, Anna Soubry, came to the defence of tuition fees, saying more working class and poor young people are going to university

Watch: Dennis Skinner's Queen's Speech joke

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

It wouldn't be a Queen's Speech without a quip from Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner and this year was no different...

...the veteran Labour MP's remarks were a nod to the Queen's love of racing and the current Ascot meeting.

Here's a list of some of his other best lines.

'Leavers' vote Tory in General Election

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Not totally surprising but Derbyshire constituencies which voted most strongly to Leave in 2016 tended to see bigger increases in Conservative vote share last week...

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Bolsover: Labour hold

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BBC

BreakingBolsover: Labour hold

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Labour's Dennis Skinner holds his seat in Bolsover.

Bolsover graphic
BBC

Dennis Skinner makes Ted Heath comparison

BBC Radio Derby

The Beast of Bolsover gives his views following the exit polls, which said the Conservatives are set to lose their overall majority...

He compares Theresa May's snap election over Brexit to one called by Conservative prime minister, Ted Heath, during the Miners' Strike.

LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Dennis Skinner
, have the following results:
  • 22,542 total votes taken.
  • 51.2% share of the total vote
  • +1.2% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Peter Bedford
, have the following results:
  • 10,764 total votes taken.
  • 24.5% share of the total vote
  • -0.1% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Ray Calladine
, have the following results:
  • 9,228 total votes taken.
  • 21.0% share of the total vote
  • +17.1% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate David Lomax
, have the following results:
  • 1,464 total votes taken.
  • 3.3% share of the total vote
  • -12.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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