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

Boston & Skegness

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Matt Warman
    • Votes: 31,963
    • Vote share %: 76.7
    • Vote share change: +13.1
  2. Labour
    Ben Cook
    • Votes: 6,342
    • Vote share %: 15.2
    • Vote share change: -9.7
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Hilary Jones
    • Votes: 1,963
    • Vote share %: 4.7
    • Vote share change: +2.9
  4. Independent
    Peter Watson
    • Votes: 1,428
    • Vote share %: 3.4
    • Vote share change: +3.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 25,621
  • Registered voters: 69,381
  • % share:
    60.1%
  • Change since 2017: -2.6

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 76.7%
Labour 15.2%
Liberal Democrat 4.7%
Independent 3.4%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +13.1 Gained
  • Independent +3.4 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.9 Gained
  • Labour -9.7 Lost

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Boston rough sleeping plan results 'encouraging'

A new strategy to tackle rough sleeping in Boston is showing progress after just a few months, a charity says.

Rough sleeping in Boston
BBC

Homeless Centrepoint Outreach say a new government-funded plan to tackle the issue began this winter.

The new homelessness plan provides rough sleepers help with short-term accommodation, mental health problems and addiction issues.

Nationally more than 28,000 people were found to be sleeping rough.

BBC Figures show at least 240 were in Lincolnshire, but those figures don't include the Boston or South Holland areas.

Liz Hopkins, from Centrepoint in Boston, says their data showed 19 rough sleepers in the town last year.

That's down from the year before when the figure was 22. I would hope the figure might continue to come down. The Rough Sleeper Project is aiming at reducing the number much further...So far, initial signs are encouraging."

Liz HopkinsChief executive, Centrepoint Outreach

Boston & Skegness: Conservative hold

Matt Warman has been re-elected as the MP for Boston & Skegness, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Ben Cook by 25,621 votes, 9,049 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Hilary Jones of the Liberal Democrats came third and independent candidate Peter Watson came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 42,000 people, 60.2% 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 four candidates, Hilary Jones (Liberal Democrat) and Peter Watson (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingBoston and Skegness: Conservative hold

Conservative candidate Matt Warman has been re-elected as MP for Boston and Skegness.

Get your skates on!

Alex Rhodes

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

It'll be a long night for candidates at counts.

But if you're here for the long haul, you'd better play by the rules.

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Illegal Boston school was 'dangerous' - MP

An illegal school in Freiston near Boston was "dangerous" and put children at "enormous personal risk", according to the Conservative MP for Boston and Skegness.

School
Ofsted

Matt Warman said residents of the village were "being tormented by anti-social behaviour" because children with complex needs weren't being properly looked after.

The three people who ran the school were successfully prosecuted after charging six local authorities £1,200 per week for every child at the school.

Patricia Hodgkinson, from Hampstead, Dr Albert Okoye, from Middlesex, and Clement Earle, from Walcot near Sleaford, admitted at Lincoln Magistrates to failing to register the school.

They were each given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £1,000 costs.

The sentence isn’t as severe as I know many residents of Freiston would like, although I am hopeful that these convictions provide a degree of deterrent that we should all welcome."

Matt WarmanBoston and Skegness MP

'Brexit phone box' installed in Germany by Skegness artist

A Lincolnshire artist has installed a "Brexit Phone Box" in Skegness' twin town in Germany.

phone brexit
John Byford

John Byford installed the phone box with an EU logo on the side in Bad Gandersheim, near Hanover, which is celebrating the 40th year of its twinned status with the Lincolnshire seaside resort.

The flag on the phone box has a sad face emoji instead of one of the stars on the EU flag.

Skegness voted for Leave in the EU referendum by a bigger margin than any other constituency in the UK.

It is about friendship more than anything, no matter what you think about Brexit. In Germany, the message I'm getting from most people who walk by this box is that they feel very sad by the whole thing. I wanted to communicate that."

John ByfordSkegness Artist

CCTV appeal after theft from Skegness pharmacy

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Several Christmas gift sets have been stolen from a pharmacists in Skegness.

Two separate thefts happened on 7 and 10 October at the Boots shop on Lumley Road.

Police say they want help identifying this woman who was seen on CCTV in connection with the thefts.

CCTV image
Lincolnshire Police

Boston bypass discussed in Commons

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

The Transport Secretary says he expects proposals for a long-awaited bypass around Boston.

In a debate in Parliament yesterday, the town's MP asked about funding for a bridge to complete a distributor road round the town.

john adams way
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I am well aware of the importance of the Boston bypass project. The town is situated on an A road with a congestion problem and is one of those for which I would expect to see proposals ​come forward for the bypass fund.

Chris GraylingThe Secretary of State for Transport

Congestion is a sore issue in the town (John Adams Way, pictured, is a local pinch point).

It once led to a single issue party called The Boston Bypass Party to win a landslide in local elections.

There are current plans for a distributor road, but the town is surrounded by rivers, drains and railway lines which make any road project an expensive job.

Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness, asked the Secretary for State what he "will do to help us to deliver the expensive but vital bridge in the middle of the distributor road, which we cannot of course ask housing developers to fund entirely?"

The Secretary of State responded that "We will look very carefully at the bridge issue, and I am very happy to talk to him about that."