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

Cannock Chase

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Amanda Milling
    • Votes: 31,636
    • Vote share %: 68.3
    • Vote share change: +13.3
  2. Labour
    Anne Hobbs
    • Votes: 11,757
    • Vote share %: 25.4
    • Vote share change: -12.1
  3. Green
    Paul Woodhead
    • Votes: 2,920
    • Vote share %: 6.3
    • Vote share change: +4.6

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 19,879
  • Registered voters: 74,813
  • % share:
    61.9%
  • Change since 2017: -2.3

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 68.3%
Labour 25.4%
Green 6.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +13.3 Gained
  • Green +4.6 Gained
  • Labour -12.1 Lost

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Cannock Chase: Conservative hold

Amanda Milling has been re-elected as the MP for Cannock Chase, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Anne Hobbs by 19,879 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.

Paul Woodhead of the Green Party came third.

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

More than 46,000 people, 61.9% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

All three candidates keep their deposits, after receiving more than 5% of the votes.

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BreakingResult: Conservatives hold Cannock Chase - and double the majority

Amanda Milling has been re-elected as the Conservative representative for Cannock Chase.

She secured a majority of 19,879 - more than double her majority of 8,391 in the 2017 election.

General election 2019: Lib Dems stand aside in Cannock

The Liberal Democrats have agreed not to field a candidate against the Green Party in the Cannock Chase constituency as part of an electoral pact.

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The two parties, along with Plaid Cymru in Wales, have formed the alliance and it covers 60 constituencies in England and Wales.

The three parties all support another Brexit referendum and want the UK to remain in the EU.

The only seat on the radar in the West Midlands is Cannock Chase, where the Greens polled 815 votes in 2017 and the Lib Dems 794.

The winning candidate at the time, Conservative Amanda Milling, received 26,318 votes and a majority of more than 8,000 over the Labour candidate.

The Lib Dems and Greens each took just 1.7% of the vote.

Local shops get plug at PMQs

Small businesses in Cannock Chase got a mention in Prime Minister's Questions this lunchtime as local MP Amanda Milling called on Theresa May's stand-in Damian Green to recognise the sector's role in the economy.

Mr Green was happy to oblige, but not before his fellow Cosnervative got a plug in for her local shop competition.

This weekend marks Small Business Saturday

'Stunning' and historic election results dominate local newspapers

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

The local election results naturally dominate the newspapers in our area.

The Sentinel says Jack Brereton's "made history" by becoming Stoke-on-Trent's first Conservative MP in 82 years.

Meanwhile the Crewe Chronicle says Laura Smith's victory for Labour in Crewe and Nantwich was "another hammer blow for Theresa May".

Laura Smith
Nantwich News

In the same area, local blog Nantwich News hailed the win for Ms Smith as a "stunning" one after several recounts.

While the Express and Star says Conservative Amanda Milling "crushed" the challenge from 7/7 hero Paul Dadge for Labour in Cannock Chase.

Cannock Chase: Conservative hold

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BreakingCannock Chase: Conservative hold

Amanda Milling has held her seat in Cannock Chase with 26,318 votes.