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After 650 of 650 seats

Buckingham

Parliamentary constituency
SPE HOLD SPE HOLD

Results

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

SPE

Speaker

John Bercow Votes 34,299 header_vote_share 65.1 Net percentage change in seats +0.6
Party

GRN

Green Party

Michael Sheppard Votes 8,574 header_vote_share 16.3 Net percentage change in seats +2.5
Party

IND

Independent

Scott Raven Votes 5,638 header_vote_share 10.7 Net percentage change in seats +10.7
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Brian Mapletoft Votes 4,168 header_vote_share 7.9 Net percentage change in seats -13.8

Turnout and SPE majority

SPE majority

25,725

Turnout

66.2%

Vote share

Party %
Speaker 65.1
Green Party 16.3
Independent 10.7
UKIP 7.9

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Independent
+10.7
Green Party
+2.5
Speaker
+0.6
UKIP
-13.8

Latest updates

Speaker reveals a-mew-sing cat name in Parliament

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

The House of Commons speaker has revealed that he's got a cat named after his most famous expression.

John Bercow
PA

Buckingham MP John Bercow told the lower chamber today that the feline is called Order.

The disclosure followed a suggestion from Conservative MP Rebecca Pow that he should get involved in the Parliamentary Dog of the Year competition.

"I wasn't proposing to enter myself, and I don't have a dog, we have a cat called Order [and] my son has a tortoise," he said.

Presumably, he feels the need to practice the phrase by calling his pet in for dinner or on other occasions?

MPs don't need to wear ties, says Speaker

Wellingborough MP Peter Bone was involved in a bit of Westminster history earlier.

A long standing sartorial convention means that male members of the House of Commons must wear both a jacket and tie.

But when Mr Bone asked Commons Speaker and Buckingham MP John Bercow why Liberal Democrat Tom Brake was allowed to speak despite lacking the appropriate neckwear, the answer came as something of a surprise.

In response, Mr Bercow said: "Am I minded not to call a member simply because that member is not wearing a tie? No."

So there you have it - no more need for your MP to wear a tie in the Commons.

...they'll be going to work in shorts on hot days next.

Bercow: MPs don't need to wear ties

Buckingham MP re-elected as speaker

As expected, John Bercow has been re-elected as speaker of the House of Commons without dissent.

The MP for Buckingham was dragged to the speaker's chair by Labour MP Alison McGovern and Conservatives Helen Grant and Peter Bottomley, as is tradition.

The video of the moment was tweeted by Esther Webber, reporter for BBC Parliament.

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Mr Bercow congratulated MPs who have been re-elected and paid tribute to the 87 members newly elected for the first time.

"Whatever else you have done or will do in the course of your careers, there will be no greater honour than that which you have just attained as an elected member of Parliament," he said.

"Rest assured, the speaker will look out for you and will be very keen sooner rather than later... to hear from you."

Prime Minister Theresa May praised Mr Bercow for his success, joking: "At least someone got a landslide."

Buckingham MP set to be speaker again

The MP for Buckingham, John Bercow, is expected to still keep "order, order" in the House of Commons.

We're due to hear shortly. Here's a quick look back at Mr Bercow's career so far...

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Could John Bercow's future be in doubt?

Mark D'Arcy

Parliamentary Correspondent

Will there be a serious attempt to stop Buckingham MP John Bercow resuming the chair of the Commons, now he has indicated he could seek to continue through the full length of the new Parliament?

John Bercow
PA

Back in February, five Conservatives signed an early day motion of no confidence, but the attempt to unseat him fizzled out.

Even so, my guess is that the anti-Bercow camp will not be able to resist, if only to make the point that not everyone in the House supports him.

The Commons has to re-elect its speaker at the start of each new Parliament.

What happened in Buckinghamshire overnight

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

If you're browsing through the results this morning in a bit of a daze, the Tories have held on to their key seats in Buckinghamshire but it's been a rough ride for them nationally with Prime Minister Theresa May now resisting calls for her to resign.

Conservative Mark Lancaster in Milton Keynes North increased his vote by 0.2% but was chased to the finish by Charlynne Pullen for Labour who swept up defectors from UKIP, the Lib Dems and the Green Party to increase her party's share of the vote by 14% to come within 2,000 votes of taking the seat.

In Milton Keynes South, Conservative Iain Stewart also saw a marginal increase in his vote of 0.7% to win by 1,725 votes from Labour's Hannah O'Neill who saw a 12.7% boost to her vote, picking up support from the same minority parties.

Speaker John Bercow's Buckingham seat was uncontested by Labour and the Lib Dems but UKIP lost 13.8% of its vote from the last General Election, finishing fourth behind the Greens' Michael Sheppard and independent Scott Raven.

Bercow to ask Parliament to look at 'less than ideal' Buckingham situation

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, who's been re-elected in Buckingham, has said he has noted the "very large number of spoiled ballot papers" and will be speaking to the House of Commons procedure committee about the situation in the constituency.

John Bercow
You Tube

Buckingham is a seat with a difference because as speaker, Bercow's role in Parliament is neutral, so traditionally the major parties have agreed not to stand against him.

This situation has led to frustration with more spoiled ballots in the 2015 election than anywhere else, and an online petition "Give Us a Voice, not a Speaker" launched several years ago.

This election saw 1,967 spoiled ballot papers.

Mr Bercow said he was "conscious of and sensitive to the strong feeling which exists amongst a great many people of all political persuasions" that the system in the constituency is "less than ideal".

He said: "I hope people will understand that it is not for the speaker to change that system.

"But as I have said before... it is my commitment to report to my colleagues and in particular to the relevant committee of the House, the very large number of spoilt ballot papers, expressions of discontent and to ask my colleague on that committee to look at the system and to assess from available options whether they think a better arrangement could be put in place."

Buckingham: Speaker hold

Election graphic
BBC

No surprises in Buckingham

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

What was most probably the most predicted result of the night has finally been confirmed.

John Bercow, the current speaker in the House, has held his seat in Buckingham.

Here's how the votes came in:

  • John Bercow: 34,299
  • Michael Sheppard: Green 8,574
  • Scott Raven: IND 5,638
  • Brian Mapletoft: UKIP 4,168

Michael Sheppard, for the Green party, said he decided to stand against Mr Bercow as the people of Buckingham have "been deprived" of a proper campaign, as the main parties do not contest the speaker's seat.

He explained "anger has grown" in the area and the vote reflects that.

But the results don't quite show that, as his majority has increased by 2,783.

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BreakingConservatives hold Buckingham

Speaker John Bercow (Con) holds Buckingham.

SPE HOLD

Results

Speaker
, with candidate John Bercow
, have the following results:
  • 34,617 total votes taken.
  • 64.5% share of the total vote
  • +17.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate David Fowler
, have the following results:
  • 11,675 total votes taken.
  • 21.7% share of the total vote
  • +4.4% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Alan Francis
, have the following results:
  • 7,400 total votes taken.
  • 13.8% share of the total vote
  • +13.8% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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