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

Chippenham

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Michelle Donelan
    • Votes: 30,994
    • Vote share %: 54.3
    • Vote share change: -0.4
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Helen Belcher
    • Votes: 19,706
    • Vote share %: 34.5
    • Vote share change: +8.9
  3. Labour
    Martha Anachury
    • Votes: 6,399
    • Vote share %: 11.2
    • Vote share change: -8.5

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 11,288
  • Registered voters: 77,221
  • % share:
    73.9%
  • Change since 2017: -0.8

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 54.3%
Liberal Democrat 34.5%
Labour 11.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +8.9 Gained
  • Conservative -0.4 Lost
  • Labour -8.5 Lost

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Chippenham: Conservative hold

Michelle Donelan has been re-elected as the MP for Chippenham, with a decreased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Liberal Democrat Helen Belcher by 11,288 votes, 5,342 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Martha Anachury of the Labour Party came third.

Voter turnout was down by 0.8 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 57,000 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.

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

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BreakingChippenham: Con hold

Michele Donelan re-elected - Con - 30,994; Helen Belcher - Lib Dems - 19,706; Martha Anachury - Lab - 6,399

'Corbyn must go', says Lib Dem candidate in Chippenham

Will Glennon

Reporter, BBC Points West

Candidates have begun to arrive at the count in Chippenham.

Liberal Democrat Helen Belcher said: "Corbyn will definitely have to go after Labour’s performance nationally."

Michelle Donelan (pictured below) will be hoping to hold the seat for the Conservatives.

Michelle Donelan, Conservative candidate
BBC

First ballot boxes begin to arrive

Count in Chippenham
BBC

BBC Points West reporter Ali Vowles is at the count at the University of Bath training village, where the first ballot boxes have arrived.

And our team in Chippenham have been sending back shots from the Olympia Leisure Centre where the count is under way.

Boxes start arriving in Bath
Vote count in Chippenham
BBC

Chippenham: Conservative hold

Election Graphic
BBC

BreakingChippenham - Conservative hold

Michelle Donelan re-elected in Chippenham for Conservatives

Ballot boxes arrive at the Chippenham count

The ballot boxes have arrived at the Chippenham count, which has been held by the Conservatives.

In the last election, turnout was an impressive 74.7 per cent.

The ballot boxes have arrived in Chippenham count.

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

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The deadline to register is 22 May