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After 650 of 650 seats

Boston & Skegness

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Matt Warman Votes 27,271 header_vote_share 63.6 Net percentage change in seats +19.8
Party

LAB

Labour

Paul Kenny Votes 10,699 header_vote_share 25.0 Net percentage change in seats +8.5
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Paul Nuttall Votes 3,308 header_vote_share 7.7 Net percentage change in seats -26.1
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Philip Smith Votes 771 header_vote_share 1.8 Net percentage change in seats -0.5
Party

GRN

Green Party

Victoria Percival Votes 547 header_vote_share 1.3 Net percentage change in seats -0.6
Party

BLUE

Blue Revolution

Mike Gilbert Votes 283 header_vote_share 0.7 Net percentage change in seats +0.7

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

16,572

Turnout

62.7%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 63.6
Labour 25.0
UKIP 7.7
Liberal Democrat 1.8
Green Party 1.3
Blue Revolution 0.7

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+19.8
Labour
+8.5
Blue Revolution
+0.7
Liberal Democrat
-0.5
Green Party
-0.6
UKIP
-26.1

Latest updates

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
Google

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."

Universal Credit "deliberate attack on poor and vulnerable"

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincoln MP Karen Lee says that the government's new Universal Credit benefits system is a "direct and deliberate attack on poor and vulnerable people".

The roll out of the new system, which hopes to combine all existing benefit types into one, has been criticised for the time it takes to pay claimants.

karen lee
BBC

In a symbolic vote, MPs backed a pause to the rollout of the new system after Tory MPs were told to abstain.

But the outcome of the vote isn't binding.

Boston and Skegness' Conservative MP Matt Warman also took part in the debate.

He criticised Labour MPs for accusing Conservatives of not understanding ordinary people:

The idea that we do not listen to our constituents or see the experiences that [Labour MP Grahame Morris] sees, and the idea that he has a monopoly on compassion, is profoundly offensive.

Matt WarmanMP

Planned parliamentary boundaries to affect Lincolnshire

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Revised changes to parliamentary boundaries could affect who you vote for in the next general election if they're approved.

The government wants to cut the number of MPs in the House of Commons.

Currently the constituency boundaries look like this:

old boundaries
Boundary Commission for England

New borders could mean that people living in Heckington will vote for the Boston and Skegness MP, not the Sleaford and North Hykeham MP.

It would also mean people in Waddington would no longer vote for Lincoln's MP whilst people in parts of South Hykeham now would.

The proposed changes are pictured below in light blue:

new boundaries
Boundary Commission for England

The changes would have to be approved by parliament which some commentators say is unlikely.

The Labour Party says the proposed changes are for the government to pursue "their own political advantage rather than what is in the best interest of the country".

Ofsted: Grammar School 'requires improvement'

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Skegness Grammar School has been downgraded in its latest Ofsted report, from "Good" to "Requires Improvement".

School gates
Google

The report criticised the school for not maintaining the "high standards inspectors found at the last inspection".

It focused on the quality of teaching, saying it "is not good enough across the school to ensure that all pupils make consistently strong progress."

But the report does praise the interim headteacher for what it calls a precise understanding of the school's strengths and for taking rapid action to resolve weaker aspects of the school.

It also singles out successes helping disadvantaged students.

Resort is 'area of high isolation and loneliness'

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Skegness is an area of "high isolation and loneliness", according to Age UK.

The charity says elderly people in the seaside resort struggle to get out and socialise with others.

loneliness club
Age UK

Today sees the launch of a new lunch club to help people in the town socialise with each other.

It's after clubs elsewhere in the district have proven successful.

If the club didn’t exist many people wouldn’t get out. It’s a lifeline to people.

Kirk ThompsonAge UK

'May must stay' - County MPs back embattled Prime Minister

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A former conservative party chairman calling for Theresa May to step aside as Prime Minister is dominating much of the national headlines today.

Grant Shapps says he has the backing of around 30 MPs in a bid to bring about a leadership contest but it appears that the MP for Gainsborough, Sir Edward Leigh isn't one of them.

Sir Edward Leigh MP
BBC

He say's he's firmly behind the Prime Minister and that a leadership contest would be disastrous for the country:

May must stay... I'm certain nine out of 10 MPs don't want a leadership election, we'd be the laughing stock of Europe. It would take months and the Brexit negotiations would stop dead in their tracks"

Sir Edward LeighMember of Parliament for Gainsborough

He's not the only Lincolnshire MP to come out in support of the embattled Prime Minister.

Matt Warman the MP for Skegness and the MP for Grantham and Stamford have both posted their support on social media:

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Lincolnshire MPs step in over future of Louth Livestock Market

Two Lincolnshire MPs have joined the fight to protect Louth Livestock Market.

Louth Livestock Market
BBC

The public consultation on the future of the site closed yesterday and East Lindsey District Council has proposed three options for the site - to keep it, close it or move it.

Victoria Atkins, Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle and Matt Warman, the Conservative MP for Boston and Skegness, have both given their views.

Ms Atkins says farming, the rural economy and the countryside are priorities for her and that the market "must stay":

It is my hope that at the meeting on 27 September, the Executive Board of East Lindsey District Council will find a way to retain the Cattle Market on the existing site while making the best use of the available space for the benefit of the wider community."

Victoria AtkinsConservative MP for Louth and Horncastle

While Mr Warman has had this to say on Twitter:

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Lincolnshire MP responds to Queen's Speech

Maggie Curtis

News Editor, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The Queen has outlined the government's programme of business for the next two years at the State Opening of Parliament.

Eight of the 27 bills are linked to Brexit and the repatriation of EU laws to the UK.

Matt Warman
BBC

Matt Warman, Conservative MP for Boston and Skegness, says the government is right to focus on Brexit.

There are of course other things in there whether its data protection or whether its making sure we have a full public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower but Brexit is going to dominate the political agenda and I think its right that this Queen's Speech acknowledges that.

Matt WarmanMP