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

Bury South

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Christian Wakeford
    • Votes: 22,034
    • Vote share %: 43.8
    • Vote share change: +2.3
  2. Labour
    Lucy Burke
    • Votes: 21,632
    • Vote share %: 43.0
    • Vote share change: -10.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Richard Kilpatrick
    • Votes: 2,315
    • Vote share %: 4.6
    • Vote share change: +2.5
  4. The Brexit Party
    Andrea Livesey
    • Votes: 1,672
    • Vote share %: 3.3
    • Vote share change: +3.3
  5. Independent
    Ivan Lewis
    • Votes: 1,366
    • Vote share %: 2.7
    • Vote share change: +2.7
  6. Green
    Glyn Heath
    • Votes: 848
    • Vote share %: 1.7
    • Vote share change: +1.7
  7. Independent
    Michael Boyle
    • Votes: 277
    • Vote share %: 0.6
    • Vote share change: +0.6
  8. Women's Equality Party
    Gemma Evans
    • Votes: 130
    • Vote share %: 0.3
    • Vote share change: +0.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 402
  • Registered voters: 75,152
  • % share:
    66.9%
  • Change since 2017: -2.3

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 43.8%
Labour 43.0%
Liberal Democrat 4.6%
The Brexit Party 3.3%
Independent 2.7%
Green 1.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +3.3 Gained
  • Independent +2.7 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.5 Gained
  • Conservative +2.3 Gained
  • Green +1.7 Gained
  • Labour -10.2 Lost

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Bury South: Tories topple Labour as Ivan Lewis loses deposit

The Conservatives have taken Bury South from Labour, overturning a 5,965 vote majority.

Conservative Christian Wakeford was elected MP for the constituency, beating Labour's Lucy Burke by just 402 votes.

The seat was formerly held by Ivan Lewis, who stood as an independent after resigning from the Labour Party.

He quit Labour in December 2018,a year after he was suspended by the party over sexual misconduct allegations, which he denied.

On the campaign trail, Mr Lewis had urged people in his constituency to vote Conservative to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister.

Mr Lewis won 1,366 votes in Thursday's election, finishing fifth behind Richard Kilpatrick of the Liberal Democrats, who came third, and the Brexit Party's Andrea Livesey, who came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.3 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 50,000 people, roughly two-thirds of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Six of the eight candidates, including Mr Lewis, lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingRESULT: Conservatives gain Bury South from Labour

The Tories have gained another seat from Labour in Manchester.

Following on from Leigh, Bolton North East, and Heywood & Middleton, they have now gained Bury South.

Christian Wakeford won by just 402 votes, overturning Labour's near 6,000 advantage from two years ago.

Analysis: Squeaky bum time in Bury

Kevin Fitzpatrick

Greater Manchester political reporter, BBC News

There's real tension in the air in both the Conservative and Labour camps in Bury North.

According to the exit polls, Labour are predicted to hold on... but only just.

Activists from both sides agree it’s too close to call and both predict a recount may be on the cards.

Meanwhile in Bury South, Labour are pretty downbeat. Former Labour MP Ivan Lewis potentially splitting their vote is causing them real concern. The Tories are hoping to take advantage by nipping in through the middle and snatching the seat.

Time for Jeremy Corbyn to go, says former Labour MP

Former Labour MP Ivan Lewis, who is fighting Bury South as an independent, believes the exit poll which predicts a massive victory for the Conservative Party ought to signal the end of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Mr Lewis quit Labour in 2018, a year after he was suspended by the party.

In the run-up to the general election he urged constituents to vote Conservative to stop Mr Corbyn becoming prime minister.

Mr Lewis claimed "institutionalised racism" in Labour had led him to take the stance.

Labour steps up Ivan Lewis harassment investigation

BBC Politics

Labour has stepped up its investigation into MP Ivan Lewis, who faces accusations of sexual harassment.

Ivan Lewis
BBC

The Bury South MP was suspended by the party last November and says he "strongly disputes" the allegations.

His case has now been referred to Labour's national constitutional committee, which deals with disciplinary matters.

He is one of a number of MPs who are being investigated over allegations about past conduct towards women.