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

Chesterfield

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Toby Perkins
    • Votes: 18,171
    • Vote share %: 40.2
    • Vote share change: -14.6
  2. Conservative
    Leigh Higgins
    • Votes: 16,720
    • Vote share %: 37.0
    • Vote share change: +2.2
  3. The Brexit Party
    John Scotting
    • Votes: 4,771
    • Vote share %: 10.6
    • Vote share change: +10.6
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Emily Coy
    • Votes: 3,985
    • Vote share %: 8.8
    • Vote share change: +3.4
  5. Green
    Neil Jackson
    • Votes: 1,148
    • Vote share %: 2.5
    • Vote share change: +0.9
  6. Independent
    John Daramy
    • Votes: 391
    • Vote share %: 0.9
    • Vote share change: +0.9

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 1,451
  • Registered voters: 71,034
  • % share:
    63.6%
  • Change since 2017: -2.9

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 40.2%
Conservative 37.0%
The Brexit Party 10.6%
Liberal Democrat 8.8%
Green 2.5%
Independent 0.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +10.6 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.4 Gained
  • Conservative +2.2 Gained
  • Green +0.9 Gained
  • Independent +0.9 Gained
  • Labour -14.6 Lost

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Car fire partially blocks M1 northbound

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

The M1 is partially blocked northbound between junctions 28 and 29 due to a car fire.

M1
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Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is at the scene.

Highways England said lanes three and four of the carriageway have reopened but added there is "lots of congestion" back to junction 27.

Football stadium to host coronavirus testing

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Key workers will now be able to get tested for coronavirus at the football stadium in Chesterfield.

The Proact Stadium is allowing its car park to be used as an appointment-only testing venue while it is closed to staff and fans.

The Proact Stadium
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Company secretary Ashley Carson said: "We were only too happy to make the car park available to the NHS as they need all the support they can get at this time.

"The stadium is easily accessible with plenty of parking spaces so it is an ideal venue for the testing to take place."

Fencing is being put up around the car park and security measures are being arranged.

Inquest opens into nightclub bottle attack death

Samantha Noble

BBC News Online

An inquest has opened into the death of a 23-year-old man who was attacked outside a nightclub in Chesterfield.

Joseph Robotham, of Chesterfield, died at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, in Sheffield on 9 February.

Police believe the ex-soldier was hit over the head with a glass bottle in the early hours of 8 February outside Vibe nightclub, in Holywell Street.

Joseph Robotham
Derbyshire Police

Det Sgt Steve Topham told Chesterfield Coroner’s Court: “Males were ejected from the bar by door staff and Joseph was hit by what we believe to be a glass bottle.

“He was struck to the head, collapsed and lay unconscious. He was taken to hospital.”

Coroner Dr Robert Hunter said the provisional cause of death was a head injury, and suspended the inquest.

Engineer Connor Rose, 24, also from Chesterfield, has been charged with murdering Mr Robotham and will appear at Derby Crown Court on 20 March.

Chesterfield: Labour hold

Toby Perkins has been re-elected as the MP for Chesterfield, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Leigh Higgins by 1,451 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

John Scotting of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Emily Coy came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.9 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 45,000 people, 63.6% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Two of the six candidates, Neil Jackson (Green) and John Daramy (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingLabour keep hold of Chesterfield

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Toby Perkins has won Chesterfield for Labour, beating Leigh Higgins of the Conservatives by 1,451 votes.

Toby Perkins
BBC

Chesterfield Tory candidate will move there if he wins

Rob Rose

BBC Yorkshire Live

Just spoken to Conservative candidate Leigh Higgins in Chesterfield.

He says if he's successful he will move to the town. He is currently based in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire where he is a borough councillor.

Leigh Higgins with Michael Gove
Leigh Higgins

He says "let's unleash Chesterfield's potential" and "Get Brexit done".

He stands by Boris Johnson and says the positive exit poll is because of the Conservative agenda to invest in police, NHS and schools.

Asked whether he feels confident about gaining the seat tonight, he replied: "It's very tight and there's still a lot of votes to count".

Perkins: Voters had no faith in Corbyn

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Labour's man in Chesterfield, Toby Perkins, says Jeremy Corbyn's "personal unpopularity" was the biggest issue on the doorstep. Brexit was second, he says.

The Chesterfield result is expected at about 03:30.

Toby Perkins
BBC

MP misses out on windfall after Edmund's shock win

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

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Latest on the roads

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Highways England is reporting the following problems on roads in the East Midlands:

  • A lane is closed on the M1 northbound between J28 and J29 due to a broken down vehicle
  • Slow traffic on the A453 between the M1 and the A42
  • Delays on the A46 southbound near Newark between the A1 and the A1434