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

Braintree

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    James Cleverly
    • Votes: 34,112
    • Vote share %: 67.5
    • Vote share change: +4.7
  2. Labour
    Joshua Garfield
    • Votes: 9,439
    • Vote share %: 18.7
    • Vote share change: -8.9
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Dominic Graham
    • Votes: 4,779
    • Vote share %: 9.5
    • Vote share change: +5.2
  4. Independent
    Jo Beavis
    • Votes: 1,488
    • Vote share %: 2.9
    • Vote share change: +2.9
  5. Independent
    David Mansell
    • Votes: 420
    • Vote share %: 0.8
    • Vote share change: +0.8
  6. Independent
    Alan Dorkins
    • Votes: 261
    • Vote share %: 0.5
    • Vote share change: +0.5

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 24,673
  • Registered voters: 75,208
  • % share:
    67.1%
  • Change since 2017: -2.3

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 67.5%
Labour 18.7%
Liberal Democrat 9.5%
Independent 2.9%
Independent 0.8%
Independent 0.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +5.2 Gained
  • Conservative +4.7 Gained
  • Independent +2.9 Gained
  • Independent +0.8 Gained
  • Independent +0.5 Gained
  • Labour -8.9 Lost

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Turnouts in Essex

Here are the final turnout figures for the Essex constituencies:

Basildon and Billericay 63.1% (65% in 2017)

Braintree 67.1% (69.5% in 2017)

Brentwood and Ongar 70.4% (70.5% in 2017)

Castle Point 63.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Chelmsford 71% (70.2% in 2017)

Clacton 61.3% (64.4% in 2017)

Colchester 64.4% (66.9% in 2017)

Epping Forest 68% (68% in 2017)

Harlow 63.7% (66.2% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex 70.5% (71.1% in 2017)

Maldon 69.4% (70.2% in 2017)

Rayleigh and Wickford 69.5% (70.4% in 2017)

Rochford and Southend East 61.25% (64.3% in 2017)

Saffron Walden 72.5% (73.3% in 2017)

South Basildon and Thurrock East 60.8% (64.1% in 2017)

Southend West 67.8% (64.4% in 2017)

Thurrock 59.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Witham 70.1% (71.2% in 2017)

Braintree: Conservative hold

Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly has been re-elected as the MP for Braintree, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Joshua Garfield by 24,673 votes, 6,251 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Dominic Graham of the Liberal Democrats came third and independent candidate Jo Beavis came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.3 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 50,000 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.

Three of the six candidates, Jo Beavis (independent), David Mansell (independent) and Alan Dorkins (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingBraintree: Conservative hold

Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly is elected with an increased majority.

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Conservative Party chairman and Braintree MP James Cleverly said he thought Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn's leadership had played a part in what appeared to be a big win for his party.

He said: "When I have been speaking to people in Braintree and at other places in the country they really didn't buy into Labour's economic offer, didn't buy into scare stories about the NHS and clearly didn't trust Jeremy Corbyn."

James Cleverly
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Braintree: Conservative hold

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James Cleverly is back in for the Conservatives in Braintree, where he's been elected with a majority of more than 18,000.