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

Corby

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Tom Pursglove
    • Votes: 33,410
    • Vote share %: 55.2
    • Vote share change: +6.0
  2. Labour
    Beth Miller
    • Votes: 23,142
    • Vote share %: 38.3
    • Vote share change: -6.5
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Chris Stanbra
    • Votes: 3,923
    • Vote share %: 6.5
    • Vote share change: +3.9

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 10,268
  • Registered voters: 86,153
  • % share:
    70.2%
  • Change since 2017: -2.1

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 55.2%
Labour 38.3%
Liberal Democrat 6.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +6.0 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.9 Gained
  • Labour -6.5 Lost

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Corby: Conservative hold

Tom Pursglove has been re-elected as the MP for Corby, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Beth Miller by 10,268 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.

Chris Stanbra of the Liberal Democrats came third.

Voter turnout was down by 2.1 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 60,000 people, 70.2% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

All three candidates keep their deposits, after receiving more than 5% of the votes.

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Tories hold seats across Northamptonshire

Nic Rigby

BBC News

If you're just waking up, here's the picture across Northamptonshire.

It's been a good night for the Conservative Party with all six of the seats in the county so far declared being held with increased majorities.

That includes Corby, Daventry, Kettering, Northampton North, Northampton South and Wellingborough.

Peter Bone
BBC

South Northamptonshire, where Conservative Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom is expected to be elected, has yet to finish counting votes.

The election has seen Peter Bone (pictured) re-elected in the Wellingborough seat.

BreakingCorby: Conservative hold

Conservative Tom Pursglove has held on to the seat of Corby with a 6.2% swing from Labour.

Counting is well under way in Corby

We've been sent this picture from reporter Martin Borley.

Corby count
BBC

Strong leave vote may help Conservatives in ex-steel town

Martin Borley

BBC Radio Northampton

One of the seats to watch in this election is the former steel industry hub of Corby, the third most marginal in Northamptonshire - after the two Northampton seats.

Phil Hope
PA Media

Only once - Phil Hope (pictured) in 1997 in the Labour landslide - has the winning candidate had more than 50% of the vote.

Conservative Tom Pursglove, Labour's Beth Miller and the Lib Dems' Chris Stanbra locked horns in 2017 when they all fought the same seat - which has one of the fastest-growing populations in the country.

Mr Pursglove won with a majority of 2,690.

In the EU Referendum, Corby voted 64.2% to leave - the highest leave vote in Northamptonshire - which may boost the pro-Brexit Conservative Party.

Analysis: Brexit-supporting county features key marginals

Craig Lewis

BBC Northampton Politics Reporter

When it comes to leaving the European Union, Northamptonshire was unequivocal with 59% of voters backing that option in 2016.

Whether they favour Boris Johnson’s “oven-ready Brexit” or not remains to be seen.

Northampton
Geograph/John Sutton

Austerity is another big talking point, following the collapse of the financially unstable, Conservative-run county council.

Andrea Leadsom
BBC

Whatever the issues, it’s unlikely four of the current seven Conservative-controlled seats will change hands, with business secretary Andrea Leadsom (pictured above) looking certain to hold on to her South Northamptonshire seat.

Northampton North, Northampton South (pictured top) and Corby will be much closer.

In the former, Michael Ellis’ triumphed over Labour’s Sally Keeble by just 807 votes in 2017.

Whoever wins in that bellwether seat could well see their party leader heading to Number 10.

Labour selects Corby candidate for next general election

Northamptonshire Telegraph

Labour has named Beth Miller as their chosen candidate to stand in Corby at the next general election.

Read more.

Government 'in chaos', says Corby Labour candidate

Meanwhile, the Labour candidate for Corby in last week's general election, Beth Miller, says the government is "in chaos" after a hung parliament.

Ms Miller finished second to Conservative candidate Tom Pursglove in the north Northamptonshire constituency, but the Tories lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's snap election.

"They were expecting a huge landslide," she told BBC Radio Northampton. "I think there was a degree of arrogance there."

Beth Miller
BBC

Prime Minister Theresa May says she will try to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) - Northern Ireland's largest unionist party.

The DUP has 10 MPs and if they vote with the Conservatives, the government will be able to get its business through Parliament.

"What we've got is a chaotic situation with the Tories relying on the DUP, despite disagreeing on so many issues," Ms Miller added.

Later on Monday, Mrs May will face tough questions from her backbenchers at a meeting of the 1922 Committee.