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

Colchester

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Will Quince
    • Votes: 26,917
    • Vote share %: 50.4
    • Vote share change: +4.6
  2. Labour
    Tina McKay
    • Votes: 17,494
    • Vote share %: 32.8
    • Vote share change: -2.5
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Martin Goss
    • Votes: 7,432
    • Vote share %: 13.9
    • Vote share change: -3.0
  4. Green
    Mark Goacher
    • Votes: 1,530
    • Vote share %: 2.9
    • Vote share change: +1.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 9,423
  • Registered voters: 82,625
  • % share:
    64.6%
  • Change since 2017: -2.3

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 50.4%
Labour 32.8%
Liberal Democrat 13.9%
Green 2.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +4.6 Gained
  • Green +1.3 Gained
  • Labour -2.5 Lost
  • Liberal Democrat -3.0 Lost

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The general election story in Essex

We're closing our live election coverage for the county.

The Conservative landslide is the national story - and it's reflected in Essex where the party retained its 18 seats.

For more election coverage, visit the BBC's election pages.

How the Essex media is reporting the election

The Daily Gazette reports how Conservative Will Quince "stormed to victory" in Colchester securing the backing of more than half of the town’s voters.

"I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has put their trust and faith in me," he said.

It also reports how home secretary Priti Patel "issued a rallying cry" after holding onto her Witham seat.

"It is clear the British people have spoken and they have shown and wanted Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party to break the gridlock we have seen in British politics in the last three years, to get Brexit done and to unleash the potential of our great, great country again," she told the paper.

Turnouts in Essex

Here are the final turnout figures for the Essex constituencies:

Basildon and Billericay 63.1% (65% in 2017)

Braintree 67.1% (69.5% in 2017)

Brentwood and Ongar 70.4% (70.5% in 2017)

Castle Point 63.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Chelmsford 71% (70.2% in 2017)

Clacton 61.3% (64.4% in 2017)

Colchester 64.4% (66.9% in 2017)

Epping Forest 68% (68% in 2017)

Harlow 63.7% (66.2% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex 70.5% (71.1% in 2017)

Maldon 69.4% (70.2% in 2017)

Rayleigh and Wickford 69.5% (70.4% in 2017)

Rochford and Southend East 61.25% (64.3% in 2017)

Saffron Walden 72.5% (73.3% in 2017)

South Basildon and Thurrock East 60.8% (64.1% in 2017)

Southend West 67.8% (64.4% in 2017)

Thurrock 59.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Witham 70.1% (71.2% in 2017)

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'The non-surprise, surprise' Tory wins

Simon Dedman

BBC Essex political reporter

The non-surprise, surprise.

Every seat in Essex has stayed Conservative.

Their vote is up across the county.

Thurrock, one of the marginalist of marginal seats in the country, has gone from a majority of 345 to 11,500.

The Tories got more than half the vote in Colchester, with the Lib Dems a distant third.

Their chances of winning this seat back seems as distant as the next general election is now with Boris Johnson on course for the biggest Tory majority since Margaret Thatcher.

How did the other parties fair?

The Liberal Democrats more than doubled their share of the vote to 25% in Chelmsford, off the back of strong local election results.

They also took second-place in Saffron Walden but Labour finished second in every other Essex seat.

Labour were some 9,423 votes behind Will Quince in Colchester, which had been viewed as a possible swing seat ahead of the election.

Tina McKay
BBC

Colchester: Conservative hold

Will Quince has been re-elected as the MP for Colchester, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Tina McKay by 9,423 votes, 3,746 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Martin Goss of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Mark Goacher came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.3 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 53,000 people, 64.6% 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, Mark Goacher (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingColchester: Conservative hold

Will Quince increases his majority to 9,000 to retain the seat.

Turnouts across Essex

Here are some of the turnouts we know for Essex so far.

Chelmsford 71% (70.2% in 2017)

Colchester 64.4% (66.9% in 2017)

Epping Forest 68% (68% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex 70.5% (71.1% in 2017)

Rochford and Southend East 61.25% (64.3% in 2017)

Southend West 67.8% (64.4% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex count
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