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

Suffolk Central & Ipswich North

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Dan Poulter
    • Votes: 35,253
    • Vote share %: 62.7
    • Vote share change: +2.5
  2. Labour
    Emma Bonner-Morgan
    • Votes: 11,862
    • Vote share %: 21.1
    • Vote share change: -8.6
  3. Liberal Democrat
    James Sandbach
    • Votes: 6,485
    • Vote share %: 11.5
    • Vote share change: +7.2
  4. Green
    Daniel Pratt
    • Votes: 2,650
    • Vote share %: 4.7
    • Vote share change: +1.8

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 23,391
  • Registered voters: 80,037
  • % share:
    70.3%
  • Change since 2017: -2.0

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 62.7%
Labour 21.1%
Liberal Democrat 11.5%
Green 4.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +7.2 Gained
  • Conservative +2.5 Gained
  • Green +1.8 Gained
  • Labour -8.6 Lost

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Suffolk Central & Ipswich North: Conservative hold

Dan Poulter has been re-elected as the MP for Suffolk Central & Ipswich North, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Emma Bonner-Morgan by 23,391 votes, 6,206 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

James Sandbach of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Daniel Pratt came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 1.5 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 56,000 people, roughly three-quarters 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, Daniel Pratt (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Suffolk Central and Ipswich North: Conservatives hold

Dr Dan Poulter has comfortably held on to this seat with 62.7% of the vote.

It's a very similar picture to Bury St Edmunds. Dr Poulter has slightly increased his majority and Labour have lost 8.6% of the vote since 2017.

Dan Poulter MP
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Suffolk boundary changes: Needham Market on the move?

Jon Wright

BBC Radio Suffolk

Needham Market residents could be voting in a different Parliamentary constituency at the next election, if plans to change the electoral boundaries are approved by MPs.

The proposals from the Boundary Commission are designed to even out the numbers of voters in each seat, while reducing the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

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Needham, along with Combs, Battisford, Ringshall and Great Bricett would move from the Bury St Edmunds seat to the seat of Central Suffolk & North Ipswich.

That in turn loses a bit of Ipswich north of Colchester Road to the Ipswich constituency.

Suffolk Coastal gains Hasketon and Great and Little Bealings, but loses Pettistree, Stratford St Andrew and Farnham.

'Rural schools to benefit from new funding formula', says MP

As we reported yesterday, the government has announced extra funding for schools.

Suffolk is one of the areas to get the most benefit from a change in the way money is given, and will see an increase of 4.5% in funding.

Some areas are only getting around 1%.

Dan Poulter, the Central Suffolk MP, is one of those who's been campaigning for a change in the funding formula and says he's pleased there's been progress.

Dan Poulter MP
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Historically the old funding formula was a disadvantage to schools in predominantly rural counties and now we're going to have a new formula put in place, so every school is going to see an increase in the amount of money it gets to spend on its pupils, and in particular schools in rural areas are going to benefit."

Dan Poulter MP(Con) Central Suffolk and North Ipswich