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

Chester, City of

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Labour
    Chris Matheson
    • Votes: 27,082
    • Vote share %: 49.6
    • Vote share change: -7.1
  2. Conservative
    Samantha George
    • Votes: 20,918
    • Vote share %: 38.3
    • Vote share change: -2.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Bob Thompson
    • Votes: 3,734
    • Vote share %: 6.8
    • Vote share change: +4.1
  4. Green
    Nicholas Brown
    • Votes: 1,438
    • Vote share %: 2.6
    • Vote share change: +2.6
  5. The Brexit Party
    Andy Argyle
    • Votes: 1,388
    • Vote share %: 2.5
    • Vote share change: +2.5

Change compared with 2017


  • LAB majority: 6,164
  • Registered voters: 76,057
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: -5.7

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 49.6%
Conservative 38.3%
Liberal Democrat 6.8%
Green 2.6%
The Brexit Party 2.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +4.1 Gained
  • Green +2.6 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +2.5 Gained
  • Conservative -2.2 Lost
  • Labour -7.1 Lost

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City of Chester: Labour hold

Chris Matheson has been re-elected as the MP for City of Chester, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Samantha George by 6,164 votes, 3,012 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Bob Thompson of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Nicholas Brown came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 5.7 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 55,000 people, 71.7% 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 five candidates, Nicholas Brown (Green) and Andy Argyle (The Brexit Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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RESULT: Labour retains City of Chester

Chris Matheson retains City of Chester with a majority that has dropped by 3,012 to 6,164.

Chester: Labour hold

Election result

City of Chester: Labour hold

The City of Chester seat was the Conservatives' number one target constituency at this general election.

Labour incumbent Chris Matheson was defending a tiny majority of 93 but, on a swing of 8% from the Tories, he has increased that to 9,176.

Could the Conservatives' failure to win seats like this ultimately cost Theresa May a majority in the House of Commons?

Chester incumbent 'taking nothing for granted'

Phil McCann

Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

Chester's incumbent Labour candidate Chris Matheson (defending his party's smallest majority of 93) says the exit poll is "startling", but is "taking nothing for granted".

He says things are so close in his seat that "any slight swing away from Labour would give us difficulties".