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

Crewe & Nantwich

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Kieran Mullan
    • Votes: 28,704
    • Vote share %: 53.1
    • Vote share change: +6.1
  2. Labour
    Laura Smith
    • Votes: 20,196
    • Vote share %: 37.4
    • Vote share change: -9.7
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Matthew Theobald
    • Votes: 2,618
    • Vote share %: 4.8
    • Vote share change: +2.4
  4. The Brexit Party
    Matt Wood
    • Votes: 1,390
    • Vote share %: 2.6
    • Vote share change: +2.6
  5. Green
    Te Ata Browne
    • Votes: 975
    • Vote share %: 1.8
    • Vote share change: +1.8
  6. Libertarian
    Andrew Kinsman
    • Votes: 149
    • Vote share %: 0.3
    • Vote share change: +0.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 8,508
  • Registered voters: 80,321
  • % share:
    67.3%
  • Change since 2017: -2.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 53.1%
Labour 37.4%
Liberal Democrat 4.8%
The Brexit Party 2.6%
Green 1.8%
Libertarian 0.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +6.1 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +2.6 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.4 Gained
  • Green +1.8 Gained
  • Libertarian +0.3 Gained
  • Labour -9.7 Lost

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Protection confirmed for consumer credit scores

Sophie Madden

BBC News

Several credit reference agencies have confirmed consumer credit scores will be protected when people have agreed 'payment holidays' as a result of the pandemic.

Laura Smith
UK Parliament

It comes after former Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith (pictured) asked the government to stop people's scores being affected by deferred payments due to the crisis.

Out of work since losing her seat, Ms Smith had wanted to reduce loan payments, but found this could affect her credit score.

Credit reference agency Experian, Equifax and TransUnion have said they are implementing a special measure called an "emergency payment freeze” to ensure an individual's current credit score is maintained or frozen for the duration of an agreed payment holiday.

Former MP fights coronavirus credit impact

Sophie Madden

BBC News

An unemployed former Labour MP is campaigning to stop people's credit scores being affected by deferred payments due to the coronavirus crisis.

Laura Smith
Getty Images

Laura Smith, the ex-Crewe and Nantwich MP, out of work since December, wanted to reduce loan payments, but she found this could affect her credit score.

She has appealed to the government to stop penalties for the duration of the uncertain period.

Credit reference agency Experian has said those with concerns should contact lenders and ask about hardship options as soon as possible.

MP returns to NHS as volunteer doctor

An MP went back to work as a doctor "volunteering on the NHS front line".

Kieran Mullan
Kieran Mullan

Kieran Mullan, Conservative MP for Crewe and Nantwich, said on Sunday he was back at work as a volunteer and urged people to stay at home to save lives.

On Facebook he gave thanks to the hundreds of thousands of people that have also volunteered to help.

"Thank you for the comments but the thanks should really be for the people that do this day in day out all year round," he said.

Dr Mullan took the seat from Labour in the December elections.

MP wants HS2 to relieve rail congestion

Jodie Looker

Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

The government is being urged not to cancel HS2 by the MP for Crewe and Nantwich.

Artist's impression of HS2 train
PA Media

If it is approved, phase two of the high-speed rail project will connect Birmingham with Leeds and Manchester, via Crewe.

Today, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said a decision on its future will be made next month.

BBC Radio Stoke understands Dr Keiran Mullan is behind a letter from 40 MPs pushing for HS2 to go ahead, despite the overall project's expected £106bn price tag.

The congestion on the West Coast Main Line means that journeys are jam-packed, if there's a problem on one part of the railway it causes knock on effects locally and so I know residents want to see that investment locally in a new railway line to free up capacity."

Dr Keiran MullanCrewe and Nantwich MP
Laura Smith visited a job centre after losing her seat during the 2019 general election.
Laura Smith was photographed in a job centre after losing her seat during the 2019 general election.

Analysis: Crewe and Nantwich could be blue for some time

Phil McCann

Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

Crewe and Nantwich was always going to be tough for Labour to hold on to given that they only had a majority of 48 votes and 60% of the constituency was predicted to have voted to Leave in the EU referendum.

The task was made all the more difficult without a totem issue to galvanise voters around - as they had in 2017 when local school funding cuts had been announced just months before the election.

Crewe / Nantwich
BBC / Reuters

But only the most pessimistic of Labour activists would have predicted the Conservatives would beat them by more than 8,000 votes.

The seat has tended to be marginal given the different nature of its two main settlements, with Crewe mostly voting Labour and Nantwich mostly voting Conservative.

Now it looks like the Tories have been able to firmly establish themselves in both, so it could take some massive changes on Labour’s part and possibly a lot of waiting before they’re a force to be reckoned with there again.

MP says election win shows importance of delivering Brexit

The newly elected Conservative MP for Crewe and Nantwich, Dr Keiran Mullan, said the election result gave a clear message about Brexit.

He took the marginal seat from Labour's Laura Smith with a majority of 8,508 and said the voters "have made it clear to everybody that we are a democracy in this country and if people vote for something, it is up to politicians to deliver it."

Keiran Mullen
BBC

The last time the UK went to the polls in 2017 Crewe and Nantwich became the country's eighth most marginal seat, held by Ms Smith with a majority of just 48.

In the EU referendum, 60% of people in the constituency voted to leave.