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

Burton

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Kate Griffiths
    • Votes: 29,560
    • Vote share %: 60.7
    • Vote share change: +2.7
  2. Labour
    Louise Walker
    • Votes: 15,064
    • Vote share %: 30.9
    • Vote share change: -6.9
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Adam Wain
    • Votes: 2,681
    • Vote share %: 5.5
    • Vote share change: +3.0
  4. Green
    Kate Copeland
    • Votes: 1,433
    • Vote share %: 2.9
    • Vote share change: +1.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 14,496
  • Registered voters: 75,030
  • % share:
    65.0%
  • Change since 2017: -2.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 60.7%
Labour 30.9%
Liberal Democrat 5.5%
Green 2.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +3.0 Gained
  • Conservative +2.7 Gained
  • Green +1.3 Gained
  • Labour -6.9 Lost

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Eight dogs recovered after being stolen

Alex Regan

BBC News

Eight "high value" dogs have been recovered after being stolen from an address in Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire.

Derbyshire's armed response unit said they stopped a car on Monday night near junction 28 of the M1.

The dogs were returned to their owner safely, and four men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of theft.

Dogs
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Estranged wife of ex-minister 'honoured' to take his seat

Kate Griffiths
BBC

The estranged wife of a former-minister who was involved in a sexting scandal says she is “honoured” to be elected to his former seat.

Kate Griffiths held the Burton seat for the Conservatives, with a majority of 14,496 over Labour's candidate Louise Walker in the seat Andrew Griffiths held for nine years.

"I'm feeling very excited and very, very honoured. The people of Burton have put their trust in me and elected me as their member of Parliament and I’m ready to get to work on behalf of everybody.

“It’s quite overwhelming actually for the number of people to have turned out and voted for me. It’s a huge privilege, this job.”

Andrew Griffiths
PA Media

Mr Griffiths resigned as small business minister in July after a newspaper reported he sent two women more than 2,000 messages in 21 days, weeks after the birth of his first child.

He was cleared of wrongdoing by the parliamentary standards watchdog, which said it found no evidence he sent the messages while engaged in parliamentary activities.

Burton: Conservative hold

Kate Griffiths has been elected MP for Burton, meaning that the Conservative Party holds the seat with an increased majority.

The new MP beat Labour's Louise Walker by 14,496 votes. This was more than Andrew Griffiths’s 10,047 vote majority in the 2017 general election.

Adam Wain of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Kate Copeland came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 49,000 people, 65% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

One of the four candidates, Kate Copeland (Green) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Former MP quits selection to allow wife to stand

BBC Midlands Today

Kate Griffiths, wife of former MP Andrew Griffiths who represented Burton for nine years, has been selected to contest the seat for the Conservatives.

Andrew Griffiths
BBC

Mr Griffiths, 49, announced last night he will not stand in the upcoming general election.

He resigned as a government minister 15 months ago, after sending 2,000 text messages of a sexual nature to two female constituents.

He's given his backing to his wife.

Labour is putting up Louise Walker, the Liberal Democrats Adam Wain and the Green Party Kate Copeland.

I care passionately about this place. I've spent 10 years representing the people of Burton and Uttoxeter. I want to make sure that whatever decision I make was right for them. You know I'm invested in this place. I've put my whole life into it and I also love the Conservative Party."

Andrew GriffithsFormer MP

Sexting scandal candidate faces second party vote

Conservative members in the Burton constituency will vote again on whether to keep Andrew Griffiths as their candidate.

More than 200 people voted last night. But the vote was tied, so he'll go up against two other candidates later.

Andrew Griffiths
BBC

Mr Griffiths had been the MP since 2010, but concerns were raised after he sent sexual messages to two barmaids, even though he has been cleared of wrongdoing by the parliamentary standards watchdog.