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

Burnley

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Antony Higginbotham
    • Votes: 15,720
    • Vote share %: 40.3
    • Vote share change: +9.4
  2. Labour
    Julie Cooper
    • Votes: 14,368
    • Vote share %: 36.9
    • Vote share change: -9.9
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Gordon Birtwistle
    • Votes: 3,501
    • Vote share %: 9.0
    • Vote share change: -6.0
  4. The Brexit Party
    Stewart Scott
    • Votes: 3,362
    • Vote share %: 8.6
    • Vote share change: +8.6
  5. Burnley & Padiham Independent Party
    Charlie Briggs
    • Votes: 1,162
    • Vote share %: 3.0
    • Vote share change: +3.0
  6. Green
    Laura Fisk
    • Votes: 739
    • Vote share %: 1.9
    • Vote share change: +0.8
  7. Independent
    Karen Helsby Entwistle
    • Votes: 132
    • Vote share %: 0.3
    • Vote share change: +0.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 1,352
  • Registered voters: 64,345
  • % share:
    60.6%
  • Change since 2017: -1.7

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 40.3%
Labour 36.9%
Liberal Democrat 9.0%
The Brexit Party 8.6%
Burnley & Padiham Independent Party 3.0%
Green 1.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +9.4 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +8.6 Gained
  • Burnley & Padiham Independent Party +3.0 Gained
  • Green +0.8 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat -6.0 Lost
  • Labour -9.9 Lost

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Burnley: Conservative gain

Antony Higginbotham has been elected as the MP for Burnley, beating Labour's Julie Cooper by 1,352 votes.

The Conservative Party overturned a 6,353 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.

Gordon Birtwistle of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Brexit Party's Stewart Scott came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.7 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 39,000 people, 60.6% 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 seven candidates, Charlie Briggs (Burnley & Padiham Independent Party), Laura Fisk (Green) and Karen Helsby Entwistle (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingRESULT: Conservatives gain Burnley from Labour

Conservatives have taken Burnley from Labour.

Antony Higginbotham unseats Julie Cooper thanks to a 9.6% swing.

He secured a majority of 1,352 votes.

Analysis: 'Worried looking Labour faces in Lancashire'

Mike Stevens

Lancashire political correspondent, BBC News

At a number of Lancashire’s 16 counts, you can see huddles of worried-looking people wearing red rosettes.

The Conservatives tried to brand this as the ‘Brexit election’ and it seems that might have been the case.

In seats where around two-thirds of the electorate voted to Leave the EU in 2016, the Tories are hoping to make gains.

Blackpool South and Hyndburn look particularly vulnerable as does Burnley – where there hasn’t been a Conservative MP for more than 100 years.

Burnley: Labour hold

Result graphic
BBC

Burnley: Labour hold

Labour's Julie Cooper holds Burnley, which was the Lib Dems' top target in the North West.

Ms Cooper was defending a majority of 3,244.

Burnley's Lib Dem stalwart Gordon Birtwistle lost out for second time.

He was defeated by Ms Cooper in 2015.