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

Chichester

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Gillian Keegan
    • Votes: 35,402
    • Vote share %: 57.8
    • Vote share change: -2.3
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Kate O'Kelly
    • Votes: 13,912
    • Vote share %: 22.7
    • Vote share change: +11.5
  3. Labour
    Jay Morton
    • Votes: 9,069
    • Vote share %: 14.8
    • Vote share change: -7.6
  4. Green
    Heather Barrie
    • Votes: 2,527
    • Vote share %: 4.1
    • Vote share change: +0.8
  5. Libertarian
    Adam Brown
    • Votes: 224
    • Vote share %: 0.4
    • Vote share change: +0.4
  6. Patria
    Andrew Emerson
    • Votes: 109
    • Vote share %: 0.2
    • Vote share change: 0.0

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 21,490
  • Registered voters: 85,499
  • % share:
    71.6%
  • Change since 2017: +1.1

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 57.8%
Liberal Democrat 22.7%
Labour 14.8%
Green 4.1%
Libertarian 0.4%
Patria 0.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +11.5 Gained
  • Green +0.8 Gained
  • Libertarian +0.4 Gained
  • Patria +0.0 Gained
  • Conservative -2.3 Lost
  • Labour -7.6 Lost

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Jobs cuts lined up at cathedral

Some staff at Chichester Cathedral face redundancies amid a sharp reduction in all of its main income streams, it has announced.

Officials said they saw no sudden return to normality in sight and that the decisions they were taking were a “source of pain and regret for us”.

GV of cathedral
Chichester Cathedral

It includes the permanent closure of the cathedral café. Cathedral officials said there had been a steady decline in customers and the existing cafe model was “no longer sustainable”.

It said in a statement: “To keep it open in these circumstances would cost a substantial amount and running a heavily subsidised café is not the right thing for the cathedral to do.

"The cathedral will continue to provide a hospitable welcome to visitors and worshippers, but will not itself be able to provide refreshments.”

In addition, the cathedral shop will close but it will return “in a new form when the time is right” and when the cathedral is again welcoming substantial numbers of visitors, the statement added.

Almost 300 fines for dangerous parking near beaches

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

Chichester District Council has dished our almost 300 fines in the past two weeks.

In a statement on the council's website, it said parking enforcement officers were continuing to prioritise coastal areas "following concerns over dangerous and obstructive parking".

Last weekend, 85 fines were issues in coastal areas alone.

The statement added: "We are only able to take action against a vehicle where there are yellow lines or sign restrictions in place.

"We cannot take action in private roads or on pavements or driveways where there are no restrictions in place. These are dealt with by the police."

Charges will be resumed in car parks owned by the council on Monday 8 June.

Chichester: Conservative hold

Gillian Keegan has been re-elected as the MP for Chichester, with a decreased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Liberal Democrat Kate O'Kelly by 21,490 votes, 1,131 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Jay Morton of the Labour Party came third and the Green Party's Heather Barrie came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 1.1 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 61,000 people, 71.6% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Three of the six candidates, Heather Barrie (Green), Adam Brown (Libertarian) and Andrew Emerson (Patria) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingCHICHESTER RESULT: Conservative hold

Chichester result
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Profile: Chichester

Gillian Keegan, the first woman to represent this constituency, is defending a majority of nearly 23,000.

Chichester has returned Conservative MPs since 1924, so if anything else is announced at about 03:00 GMT, it will be a major shock.

Not that the Conservatives will be taking anything for granted, of course – in May’s local elections the party lost 21 seats, and its majority, on Chichester District Council, with the Liberal Democrats the biggest benefactors.

Gillian Keegan
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Gillian Keegan is the first woman to represent this constituency

Chichester: Conservative hold

Result graphic
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Conservatives hold Chichester

Gillian Keegan
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