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

Brighton Kemptown

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Labour
    Lloyd Russell-Moyle
    • Votes: 25,033
    • Vote share %: 51.6
    • Vote share change: -6.8
  2. Conservative
    Joe Miller
    • Votes: 16,972
    • Vote share %: 35.0
    • Vote share change: -3.3
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Ben Thomas
    • Votes: 2,964
    • Vote share %: 6.1
    • Vote share change: +3.1
  4. Green
    Alexandra Phillips
    • Votes: 2,237
    • Vote share %: 4.6
    • Vote share change: +4.6
  5. The Brexit Party
    Graham Cushway
    • Votes: 1,327
    • Vote share %: 2.7
    • Vote share change: +2.7

Change compared with 2017


  • LAB majority: 8,061
  • Registered voters: 69,833
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: -3.0

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 51.6%
Conservative 35.0%
Liberal Democrat 6.1%
Green 4.6%
The Brexit Party 2.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Green +4.6 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.1 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +2.7 Gained
  • Conservative -3.3 Lost
  • Labour -6.8 Lost

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Brighton Kemptown: Labour hold

Lloyd Russell-Moyle has been re-elected as the MP for Brighton Kemptown, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Joe Miller by 8,061 votes, 1,807 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Ben Thomas of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Alexandra Phillips came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 3 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 49,000 people, 69.5% 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, Alexandra Phillips (Green) and Graham Cushway (The Brexit Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.


Brighton Kemptown result

Profile: Brighton Kemptown

Brighton is home to the South East’s two sitting Labour MPs, with Lloyd Russell-Moyle hoping to keep the eastern part of the city red.

His constituency takes in Brighton University’s Falmer campus, Brighton racecourse and one of the UK’s largest marinas.

Since taking the seat from the Conservatives in 2017, Mr Russell-Moyle has had a high profile parliamentary career, making headlines for seizing the mace during a debate and holding speaker John Bercow down in his chair during the prorogation ceremony.

He also made a speech in the house revealing that he was HIV positive.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle
Lloyd Russell-Moyle won his seat in 2017

Sussex girl goes missing after party

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

Police are searching for a girl who has been reported missing after failing to return home from a party in Sussex on Saturday 14 October.

Francesca Laker, 15, left her home in Kemptown, Brighton, saying she was going to a party in Falmer. She returned home briefly around 22:30 BST before leaving again.

It's thought that she is wearing black jeans, a grey bomber jacket and carrying a black shoulder bag.

Francesca Laker
Sussex Police

Do school figures add up?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Schools across the South East have been told how their funding will be calculated by the government.

The new formula, announced today to replace that originally published in July, now includes a minimum amount for each pupil, on average £3,500 in primary schools and £4,800 in secondaries.

For East Sussex the Department for Education says those numbers are likely to be £3,723 and £4,941 per pupil.

In West Sussex it's £3,677 and £4,756 a head.

The Department for Education says the figures for Kent will be £3,724 and £4,781 per pupil.

In the South East's two unitary authorities, Brighton and Hove will receive £3,858 and £5,026 for each primary and secondary child respectively, while Medway will receive £3,807 and £5,019 a head.

Justine Greening in the Commons
Education secretary Justine Greening

Education secretary Justine Greening says overall an extra £1.3bn has been found for schools, but opposition politicians say this isn't enough.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
Lloyd Russell-Moyle, MP for Brighton Kemptown

The majority of my schools are getting 0.9% increase. Most commentators say education inflation is at least 2%. There is no point having a fair funding formula if there's not enough money in the pot.'

Lloyd Russell-MoyleLabour MP for Brighton Kemptown

Government minister ousted in Brighton Kemptown

Helen Catt

Political editor, BBC South East

Victorious Labour candidates in Brighton

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex