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

Cambridge

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Daniel Zeichner
    • Votes: 25,776
    • Vote share %: 48.0
    • Vote share change: -3.9
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Rod Cantrill
    • Votes: 16,137
    • Vote share %: 30.0
    • Vote share change: +0.8
  3. Conservative
    Russell Perrin
    • Votes: 8,342
    • Vote share %: 15.5
    • Vote share change: -0.8
  4. Green
    Jeremy Caddick
    • Votes: 2,164
    • Vote share %: 4.0
    • Vote share change: +1.8
  5. The Brexit Party
    Peter Dawe
    • Votes: 1,041
    • Vote share %: 1.9
    • Vote share change: +1.9
  6. Independent
    Miles Hurley
    • Votes: 111
    • Vote share %: 0.2
    • Vote share change: +0.2
  7. Social Democratic Party
    Jane Robins
    • Votes: 91
    • Vote share %: 0.2
    • Vote share change: +0.2
  8. Rebooting Democracy
    Keith Garrett
    • Votes: 67
    • Vote share %: 0.1
    • Vote share change: -0.1

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 9,639
  • Registered voters: 79,951
  • % share:
    67.2%
  • Change since 2017: -4.0

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 48.0%
Liberal Democrat 30.0%
Conservative 15.5%
Green 4.0%
The Brexit Party 1.9%
Independent 0.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +1.9 Gained
  • Green +1.8 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +0.8 Gained
  • Independent +0.2 Gained
  • Conservative -0.8 Lost
  • Labour -3.9 Lost

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The general election story in Cambridgeshire

We're closing our live election coverage for the county.

The Conservative landslide is the national story - and it's reflected here where the only change has been the party winning Peterborough back from Labour.

Labour has retained Cambridge - one of a few spots of red in the BBC East region.

For more election coverage, visit the BBC's election pages.

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Cambridge: Labour hold

Daniel Zeichner has been re-elected as the MP for Cambridge, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Liberal Democrat Rod Cantrill by 9,639 votes, 3,022 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Russell Perrin of the Conservative Party came third and the Green Party's Jeremy Caddick came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 4 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 54,000 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.

Five of the eight candidates lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Conservatives sweep through Cambridgeshire

If you're only just joining us this morning then here's the picture from across Cambridgeshire.

The Conservative Party took six out of a seven possible seats.

The biggest change in the county was the Conservatives gaining Peterborough, which only elected Labour's Lisa Forbes as MP in June.

Remain-voting Cambridge chose to re-elect Labour's Daniel Zeichener but his majority was reduced by about 3,000 votes.

The results were:

Huntingdon - Con hold

Cambs NW - Con hold

Cambs South - Con hold

Peterborough - Con gain

Cambs NE - Con hold

SE Cambs - Con hold

Cambridge - Lab hold

Election was a 'huge risk', says Cambridge MP

Re-elected Labour MP for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner says he is "disappointed" at the national result.

Mr Zeichner said:"To those who though it was sensible to call this election, you took a huge risk... your gamble failed and we are all paying a huge cost for it."

Daniel Zeichner
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Celebrations in full swing in Cambridge

There are a lot of smiles and a lot of cheering from the Labour side of the room in Cambridge.

Mr Zeichner has been re-elected as Cambridge's MP for the third time since 2015.

Labour celebrate win in Cambridge
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