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Copeland

Parliamentary constituency
CON WIN CON WIN

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Trudy Harrison Votes 21,062 header_vote_share 49.1 Net percentage change in seats +13.3
Party

LAB

Labour

Gillian Troughton Votes 19,367 header_vote_share 45.1 Net percentage change in seats +2.9
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Rebecca Hanson Votes 1,404 header_vote_share 3.3 Net percentage change in seats -0.2
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Herbert Crossman Votes 1,094 header_vote_share 2.5 Net percentage change in seats -13.0

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

1,695

Turnout

70.2%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 49.1
Labour 45.1
Liberal Democrat 3.3
UKIP 2.5

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+13.3
Labour
+2.9
Liberal Democrat
-0.2
UKIP
-13.0

Latest updates

Minister tells MP: Cumbrians 'not taking up broadband'

The Copeland MP Trudy Harrison has been told by a government minister that many people are not taking up broadband in rural areas, even when it is available.

Ms Harrison had asked the minister for digital development, Margot James, for better high speed internet access in West Cumbria, but the minister say many people did not take advantage of faster fibre cables, even when they were fitted..

A minister's told a Cumbrian MP that more people could get better broadband

Across party lines: Cumbria's MPs say progress still needed

A century since legislation passed to give some women the vote, the county's two female MPs say progress has been made but there are still problems.

Conservative Trudy Harrison, for Copeland, and Sue Hayman, the Labour member for Workington, were interviewed by Mike Zeller at Breakfast on BBC Radio Cumbria.

Trudy Harrison and Sue Hayman in studio
BBC

Ultimately we need to change the culture, I need to be able to go into town and knock on doors and nobody ever to say to me or even think that a woman shouldn't be in politics."

Sue HaymanMP for Workington

Previously it was the children who were worried about cyber-bullying, but the moment I was selected, for the first time in my life, it was me."

Trudy HarrisonMP for Copeland

Claims that council officer has been victim of 'despicable smear campaign'

Bob Cooper

Political reporter, BBC Cumbria

A senior officer at Copeland Council has been the victim of a "despicable smear campaign", it was claimed at a meeting last night.

Fiona Rooney was appointed as the director of commercial and corporate services on a permanent basis earlier this year, but the right process wasn't followed.

Councillors said last night that she'd suffered harassment and that the matter was being looked at by both the police and the council's human resources department.

MP 'does surgeries only by appointment' for security

Copeland MP Trudy Harrison has been reported as saying she doesn't hold public surgeries, because of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox last year.

Trudy Harrison
Getty Images

The Conservative, who was first elected in a by-election in February, told the Whitehaven News her constituents can make appointments to see her.

Her office told BBC Radio Cumbria she was unavailable for comment and refused to go into detail on the nature of any safety concerns.

Copeland Mayor hosts public meetings

Plans for a new coal mine in Copeland will be among the items on the agenda at a public meeting in Millom this evening.

A representative of West Cumbria Mining will be there to provide an update on the firm's plans to extract coking coal with a processing plant in Whitehaven.

The event, at the Clock Tower from 18:00, is the first of four being led by the independent elected Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie.

More meetings are planned for Egremont, Cleator Moor and Whitehaven before the end of the month.

Artist impression of mine
West Cumbria Mining Ltd

Cumbrian coastal towns on list of the seaside suffering

Two Cumbrian areas feature on lists published today which suggest coastal communities have lagged behind the rest of the country when it comes to wages, employment and health.

Copeland comes seventh with an unemployment rate of 9.6% and Barrow is 13th on a list for the percentage of the population suffering poor health.

The study was put together by the Social Market Foundation.

The government's Coast Communities Fund, launched in 2012, has so far provided £170m for projects around the UK, and announced this week that it would make an extra £40m available.

Whitehaven
BBC

Jeremy Corbyn comes to Cumbria

Jeremy Corbyn speaks to supporters in Milton Keynes
PA

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is paying a visit to two of the county's marginal constituencies later on.

Both Carlisle and Copeland were won by the Conservatives at the snap general election earlier this year but on reduced majorities.

The Labour leader and MP for Islington North will visit Keswick and Cleator Moor before going on to address a rally in Carlisle city centre.

UKIP candidate: We're going to fight on

The UKIP candidate in Copeland says he believes the party can have a future.

Herbert Crossman polled just over 1,000 votes, compared with the party's 2,025 at the by-election earlier this year, and more than 6,000 in 2015.

The party saw similar declines all over the county, but Mr Crossman said he saw no reason why the party shouldn't continue.

I'm here, I'm going to stay here, and I'm going to fight to get UKIP recognised - all of us in the Cumbria district."

In Carlisle, where the party's votes dropped from 5,277 to 1,455 between 2015 and this election, the candidate Fiona Mills believes the slump is only temporary.

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Copeland MP: Not the result we hoped for, but May should not resign

Copeland's Conservative MP Trudy Harrison, who retained the seat she won in a by-election earlier this year, said Theresa May shouldn't resign, even though the election hadn't given the landslide her party originally hoped for.

It certainly hasn't been the campaign we all wanted it to be - we do have the majority of seats in the country but, absolutely, it's not the result we were all hoping for."

Trudy Harrison
Trudy Harrison
BBC

I remain supportive of her being our prime minister because I think the country does need the stability."

Copeland result graphic
BBC
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Jamie Reed
, have the following results:
  • 16,750 total votes taken.
  • 42.3% share of the total vote
  • -3.8% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Stephen Haraldsen
, have the following results:
  • 14,186 total votes taken.
  • 35.8% share of the total vote
  • -1.3% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Michael Pye
, have the following results:
  • 6,148 total votes taken.
  • 15.5% share of the total vote
  • +13.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Danny Gallagher
, have the following results:
  • 1,368 total votes taken.
  • 3.5% share of the total vote
  • -6.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Allan Todd
, have the following results:
  • 1,179 total votes taken.
  • 3.0% share of the total vote
  • +2.1% change in share of the votes

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