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

Copeland

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Trudy Harrison
    • Votes: 22,856
    • Vote share %: 53.7
    • Vote share change: +4.7
  2. Labour
    Tony Lywood
    • Votes: 17,014
    • Vote share %: 40.0
    • Vote share change: -5.1
  3. Liberal Democrat
    John Studholme
    • Votes: 1,888
    • Vote share %: 4.4
    • Vote share change: +1.2
  4. Green
    Jack Lenox
    • Votes: 765
    • Vote share %: 1.8
    • Vote share change: +1.8

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 5,842
  • Registered voters: 61,693
  • % share:
    68.9%
  • Change since 2017: -0.6

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 53.7%
Labour 40.0%
Liberal Democrat 4.4%
Green 1.8%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +4.7 Gained
  • Green +1.8 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +1.2 Gained
  • Labour -5.1 Lost

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Minister to meet Cumbrian councils to discuss 'devolution'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

John Connell

The Northern Powerhouse minster Jake Berry has invited Cumbrian leaders to a summit to discuss a possible devolution deal.

Jake Berry
BBC

Carlisle City Council leader John Mallinson, Allerdale council leader Marion Fitzgerald and the Mayor of Copeland Mike Starkie are among those who have confirmed they will be attending a meeting, thought to be in the Penrith area, on Monday.

Cumbria now operates as a “two-tier” system made of several six councils under an over-arching county council.

The options on the table include a Combined Authority to replace the present system, or one, two or even three unitary councils under an elected mayor.

But similar reforms have been discussed regularly every few years for several decades, and agreement has always been elusive.

'Get Brexit Done message cut through in Cumbria'

Richard Moss

Political Editor, BBC Look North

Right at the outset of the election, we were told Workington Man - a rugby league-loving leave voter - would be crucial to the outcome.

He was someone the Conservatives needed to nab from Labour. And it seems the Tories did win over more than enough Workington men (as well as some women of course).

In the end, they comfortably took a seat they'd only previously held for three out of the last 100 years, removing Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary, Sue Hayman.

The new MP Mark Jenkinson is pretty much the model of the Workington man they had to appeal to, so he probably knew a thing or two about how to reach them.

Add in the Tory victory in Barrow, and Labour are left without a single seat in Cumbria. Lib Dem Tim Farron's Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency is now the only part of the county that isn't true blue.

As in the rest of the North, the Get Brexit Done message seems to have cut through, with Jeremy Corbyn also deeply unpopular on the doorstep.

There's a test ahead though. Brexit could pose problems for the county's industry, and its agriculture. The tourist trade relies on migrant labour. The Conservatives will need to consider these factors as they work out what getting Brexit done actually means.

And their new and old constituents will also expect the party to make good on promises to invest more in the North.

But the county could also get money and powers passed on from London in a renewed push for devolution. They will come with strings attached though - the need to have an election for a Cumbria-wide mayor.

Another poll on last night's showing the Conservatives would hope to win.

General election 2019: The story for Cumbria

If you're just waking up, here is what happened in Cumbria overnight:

  • Labour lost Workington and Barrow to the Conservatives which means the party now has no seats in Cumbria
  • The Conservatives kept hold of Carlisle, Copeland and Penrith and the Border
  • Liberal Democrat Tim Farron retained his Westmorland and Lonsdale seat
Conservative Mark Jenkinson took Workington from Labour
BBC

Copeland: Conservative hold

Trudy Harrison has been re-elected as the MP for Copeland, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Tony Lywood by 5,842 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.

John Studholme of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Jack Lenox came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.6 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 43,000 people, 68.9% 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 four candidates, John Studholme (Liberal Democrat) and Jack Lenox (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingConservatives hold Copeland

Trudy Harrison has held her Copeland seat with an increased majority.

She went from 1,695 in 2017 to 5,842 today.

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'Regretting my snack choices already'

Jonathan, who has been dispatched to Copeland for the count there, needs to start pacing himself.

We expect the result to be declared at 03:00, so he's got a fair bit of time left...

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Counting under way in Copeland

The first ballot boxes have arrived in for the count in Copeland.

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