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After 650 of 650 seats


Parliamentary constituency


General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats



Will Quince Votes 24,565 header_vote_share 45.9 Net percentage change in seats +6.9



Tim Young Votes 18,888 header_vote_share 35.3 Net percentage change in seats +19.1


Liberal Democrat

Bob Russell Votes 9,087 header_vote_share 17.0 Net percentage change in seats -10.5


Green Party

Mark Goacher Votes 828 header_vote_share 1.5 Net percentage change in seats -3.6


Christian Peoples Alliance

Robin Rennie Votes 177 header_vote_share 0.3 Net percentage change in seats +0.1

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 45.9
Labour 35.3
Liberal Democrat 17.0
Green Party 1.5
Christian Peoples Alliance 0.3

Vote share change since 2015

Christian Peoples Alliance
Green Party
Liberal Democrat

Latest updates

MP calls for HMS Colchester

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The MP for Colchester has made an appeal in the House of Commons for one of the Navy's new frigates to be named after the town.

Will Quince told Defence Secretary Michael Fallon: "We've waited patiently since 1746."

The government has announced plans to build five new type 31 e- class frigates and there is a long tradition of naming Royal Navy ships after towns and counties.

The last HMS Colchester sank in the North Sea almost 300 years ago and there have been various campaigns over the years to have another ship named after the town.

Mr Quince said when he recently asked if one of the new type 26 frigates could be named HMS Colchester, "I got a very polite and pleasant response from the undersecretary of state saying 'no', but I am nothing but persistent."

Mr Fallon said he would bear in mind his request.

"If he's waited since 1746 perhaps he can wait a little longer."

Colchester MP calls for paid leave for grieving parents

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Bereaved parents should have the opportunity to grieve away from the workplace and the government "will seek to provide for that", a Conservative minister and Colchester MP has said.

Tory MP Will Quince raised the subject of introducing statutory paid leave for parents who suffer the loss of a child during Commons BEIS (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) questions.

Will Quince MP

Mr Quince, whose son was stillborn, has campaigned strongly on reducing stillbirth and neo-natal death rates since entering Parliament in 2015.

He said: "The Secretary of State is aware that I have long campaigned for parental bereavement leave, and I was delighted to see this policy not just in the Conservative Party manifesto but also in the Labour manifesto.

"On that basis, would the Secretary of State kindly please set out what steps the government will take to introduce this important benefit?"

Business minister Margot James replied: "I agree with him that bereaved parents should have the opportunity to grieve away from the workplace and we will seek to provide for that.

"I am willing to meet him to discuss further how we might make such provision."

MP says abuse of politicians rife during election

The MP for Colchester, Will Quince, says that abuse of politicians needs "calling out" after saying the general election was one of the worst he's seen.

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His Labour opponent @Tim4Labour agrees it's getting worse, and blames social media as the cause -"It'll put people off standing for election".

'I've had gold and silver before, now it's bronze'

It wasn't a great night for the Liberal Democrats in Colchester, where veteran politican Sir Bob Russell failed to make a return to his former winning ways and regain the seat he lost to the Conservatives in 2015.

He got 9,087 votes - a 10.5% decrease on his result two years ago. But he was philosophical about the result...

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Election results 2017: Conservative Will Quince retains Colchester seat
Conservative MP Will Quince said his election win to hold on to this Colchester seat was "hugely humbling".

Conservatives victorious in Essex, but questions remain over future

Simon Dedman

BBC Essex political reporter

The people of Essex have spoken and voted to try and give Theresa May the majority she wanted. But Labour has seen a surge in support and has come second in every seat – pushing UKIP first to third in Clacton and overtaking former Lib Dem MP Sir Bob Russell in Colchester.

Labour was 345 votes shy of getting an Essex MP in Thurrock. But for the triumphant Tories comes turbulence, as nationwide the party has no strong and stable majority and have lost seats overall.

Who will be PM, who will govern Britain as the Brexit negotiations begin? Right here, right now, it is not known.

Essex elects: How the results are being reported elsewhere

It's been a big night for many across Essex and the east of England - here's how other media outlets have been covering the stories:

  • Conservative hold for Colchester and Harwich and north Essex seats, East Anglian Daily Times
  • Tories romp home in Rayleigh and Wickford after record turnout, Echo
  • Conservatives hold Colchester seat as Will Quince re-elected as MP with 5,800 majority, Gazette
  • Tory Jackie Doyle-Price makes it three Thurrock election wins on the spin by just 345 votes, Thurrock Gazette

Colchester: Conservative hold

Result graphic

BreakingConservatives hold Colchester

Will Quince has held the seat of Colchester for the Conservatives. Labour's Tim Young came second, with former MP Sir Bob Russell in third for the Liberal Democrats.

Colchester turnout is 67.15%, Harwich is 71.87%

Robby West

BBC Look East

Here in Colchester, we've been told the turnouts for the two constituencies whose votes are being counted.

In Colchester, the turnout was 67.15%. That's up on 2015, when it was 66%. In Harwich and North Essex, it was 71.87%, which again is up on last time.

In the hall, Conservative sources have told me they think it'll be close in Colchester. They're confident they will hold, but Labour sources are confident they will get into second.

In 2015, the Tories won the seat from the Lib Dems, who were knocked into second place.



, with candidate Will Quince
, have the following results:
  • 18,919 total votes taken.
  • 38.9% share of the total vote
  • +6.1% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Bob Russell
, have the following results:
  • 13,344 total votes taken.
  • 27.5% share of the total vote
  • -20.5% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Jordan Newell
, have the following results:
  • 7,852 total votes taken.
  • 16.2% share of the total vote
  • +3.8% change in share of the votes
, with candidate John Pitts
, have the following results:
  • 5,870 total votes taken.
  • 12.1% share of the total vote
  • +9.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Mark Goacher
, have the following results:
  • 2,499 total votes taken.
  • 5.1% share of the total vote
  • +3.6% change in share of the votes
Christian Peoples Alliance
, with candidate Ken Scrimshaw
, have the following results:
  • 109 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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