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After 650 of 650 seats

Broadland

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Keith Simpson Votes 32,406 header_vote_share 57.9 Net percentage change in seats +7.4
Party

LAB

Labour

Iain Simpson Votes 16,590 header_vote_share 29.6 Net percentage change in seats +10.9
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Steve Riley Votes 4,449 header_vote_share 7.9 Net percentage change in seats -1.8
Party

UKIP

UKIP

David Moreland Votes 1,594 header_vote_share 2.8 Net percentage change in seats -13.9
Party

GRN

Green Party

Andrew Boswell Votes 932 header_vote_share 1.7 Net percentage change in seats -2.6

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

15,816

Turnout

72.4%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 57.9
Labour 29.6
Liberal Democrat 7.9
UKIP 2.8
Green Party 1.7

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+10.9
Conservative
+7.4
Liberal Democrat
-1.8
Green Party
-2.6
UKIP
-13.9

Latest updates

Changes proposed to Norfolk's constituencies

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

Plans to re-draw Norfolk's parliamentary constituencies have been published this morning.

Unlike some parts of the UK, we get off quite lightly. The proposals include reducing the number MPs from 650 to 600, but Norfolk will still have nine MPs, although the size and shape of every seat will change.

House of Commons
PA

Most of the changes are minor but the Mid Norfolk constituency will lose Wymondham (which goes back to South Norfolk) while South West Norfolk will be renamed Thetford & Downham Market and cross the border to take in Littleport in Cambridgeshire.

Labour's Clive Lewis may have to work a little harder to hold on to his Norwich South seat which inherits Conservative-leaning Costessey and Cringleford.

His Conservative neighbour, Chloe Smith, who only has a majority of 507, might feel a little safer as Norwich North will extend into Broadland.

But these are only proposals from the Boundary Commission.

The public has one final say on the plans and then they'll need to be voted on by MPs.

Given how much else is going on at Westminster, and the fact that these plans do not have cross-party support, it is possible that they'll never get approved.

Prime Minister 'very vulnerable' says Broadland MP

Later this afternoon the Prime Minister faces the 1922 Committee - the committee of all backbench Conservative MPs which meets weekly when the Commons is sitting.

Theresa May is likely to face a frosty reception.

Keith Simpson, who retained his seat in Broadland with 32,000 votes, says the PM has been wounded by last week's general election.

"George Osborne has said she's a dead woman walking, a very cruel point... I don't agree she's that, I think she's 'walking wounded'... it's a combination of 'can she change her political lifestyles and everything else and also what we can do as MPs?'.

"There are challenges... apart from the fact we don't have a majority, although in terms of the popular vote we did very well, but it's about Brexit, the manifesto, and terrorism... so I think there'll be quite a bit of anger and upset, but I don't get the feeling amongst my colleagues of a desire for another leadership contest at this precise moment, but she's very vulnerable."

Keith Simpson MP
BBC

Mr Simpson had this response when asked if he'd trust Mrs May if another election was called.

It would depend on when the election was. She's gone from being somebody who'd appeared to command everything, had very high ratings, to somebody who's on the ropes... and the exact reverse for Jeremy Corbyn, who seems to have found a manner of speaking and reaching out."

Keith Simpson MPConservative, Broadland

Political map unchanged for Norfolk

All of Norfolk's MPs have retained their seats.

The first to call was Norfolk South, with Richard Bacon returned as Conservative MP shortly before 02:00.

Norwich North was next, with Chloe Smith winning a closely fought contest with Labour's Chris Jones.

Mid Norfolk, North West Norfolk and Great Yarmouth followed in quick succession - all Tory holds, with Labour's Clive Lewis doubling his majority to take Norwich South.

The political map of Norfolk
BBC

North Norfolk was next, with Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb winning a battle against the Conservative candidate James Wild.

At around 04:00, South West Norfolk was announced, with Elizabeth Truss retaining the seat - unfortunately she was unable to remain at the count for the results, as she'd been taken ill with a virus.

The last call of the night was Broadland - at around 05:00 Keith Simpson was re-elected as MP.

Broadland: Conservative hold

Election graphic
BBC

Keith Simpson re-elected to Broadland

Keith Simpson has been re-elected as Conservative MP for Broadland - the seat he's held since the constituency was created in 2010.

Keith Simpson
BBC

Mr Simpson saw an increase in his majority, taking 32,406 votes - a 57.8% share.

Iain Simpson, for Labour, was second - with 16,590 votes.

The Liberal Democrats' Steve Riley was third, with 4,449.

UKIP's David Moreland, with 1,594 votes, and the Green's Andrew Boswell, taking 932 votes, followed.

BreakingBroadland stays blue

Keith Simpson retains Broadland for the Conservatives.

Checking election results

Two counts are taking place at The Space in Norwich - for the Broadland and Norwich North seats.

But there's uncertainty over some papers... whether they should count as spoiled, or who the vote was intended for.

Checking ballot papers to see which party the vote was intended for
BBC

A slightly more relaxed atmosphere in Dereham, where counting is taking place for the Mid Norfolk constituency.

These police officers are catching up with the latest election news - I'm pleased to say they're watching BBC.

Police officers and others watching TV
BBC

A similar picture in Great Yarmouth...

Waiting for results in Great Yarmouth
BBC

Light refreshments for the tellers

Ever wondered what keeps them going through the long night of counting?

At the Norwich North and Broadland count, it's doughnuts... and fruit.

Boxed of doughnuts and fruit on a table
BBC

Just drinks, as far as I can see, for those at the Mid Norfolk count:

People in a corridor, some helping themselves to coffee and tea
BBC

Profile of Broadland

Lying to the north of Norwich, the Broadland constituency was created in 2010 - taking areas from the Norwich North, North Norfolk and the old Mid Norfolk seats.

It stretches from the west side of Fakenham to the Halvergate Marshes in the east, including many villages and the town of Aylsham. It also includes the Norfolk Broads, and the associated boating industry.

Many of its inhabitants commute to Norwich, and the area is relatively wealthy, with combinations of young professionals and pensioners.

The seat has always been held by the Conservative Keith Simpson, who used to hold the old Mid Norfolk seat.

Mr Simpson used to be a Parliamentary private secretary to the former Foreign Secretary William Hague, and is a military historian. In March 2015 he was appointed to serve on the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.

Broadland - Conservatives hoping for a hat-trick

We're still waiting for the count to begin for the Broadland seat - they're still waiting for some boxes to be delivered from the north of the constituency.

The seat is being defended by the Conservatives' Keith Simpson. This is the third general election to include the constituency, and has only ever been won by Mr Simpson - who's hoping for a hat-trick this time around.

The result is expected at around 06:00.

Scene of the room for Broadland count
BBC
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Keith Simpson
, have the following results:
  • 26,808 total votes taken.
  • 50.5% share of the total vote
  • +4.3% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Chris Jones
, have the following results:
  • 9,970 total votes taken.
  • 18.8% share of the total vote
  • +4.9% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Stuart Agnew
, have the following results:
  • 8,881 total votes taken.
  • 16.7% share of the total vote
  • +12.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Steve Riley
, have the following results:
  • 5,178 total votes taken.
  • 9.8% share of the total vote
  • -22.6% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Andrew Boswell
, have the following results:
  • 2,252 total votes taken.
  • 4.2% share of the total vote
  • +2.8% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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