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Crewe & Nantwich

Parliamentary constituency
LAB GAIN FROM CON LAB GAIN FROM CON

Results

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

LAB

Labour

Laura Smith Votes 25,928 header_vote_share 47.1 Net percentage change in seats +9.4
Party

CON

Conservative

Edward Timpson Votes 25,880 header_vote_share 47.0 Net percentage change in seats +2.0
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Michael Stanley Votes 1,885 header_vote_share 3.4 Net percentage change in seats -11.1
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

David Crowther Votes 1,334 header_vote_share 2.4 Net percentage change in seats -0.3

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority

48

Turnout

69.7%

Vote share

Party %
Labour 47.1
Conservative 47.0
UKIP 3.4
Liberal Democrat 2.4

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+9.4
Conservative
+2.0
Liberal Democrat
-0.3
UKIP
-11.1

Latest updates

Young voter surge may have caused Conservative defeats

A surge of young voters is "highly likely" to have caused the Conservative defeats in the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Crewe and Nantwich seats at the last general election - according to BBC research.

Analysis of data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act suggests the Conservatives may have been denied an overall majority by the hundreds of thousands of young voters who used the government's online system to join the electoral register after the election was called.

Jeremy Corbyn
Getty Images

The research suggests the Conservatives might also have won the Kensington, Perth & North Perthshire, Dudley North and Canterbury seats - which were all lost by fewer than 200 votes.

Fatal crane collapse: Local MP promises support for those who need it

Liz Ellis

Presenter, BBC Radio Stoke

The MP for Crewe says she's going to make sure the families of people who died when a crane collapsed in the town get the support they need.

Scene of crane collapse this morning with police cordon
BBC

Laura Smith told BBC Radio Stoke she got the first train back from London after hearing of the incident on Dunwoody Way yesterday.

She says she visited the site last night and wants to make sure people get supported following this "absolute tragedy".

It's going to be very important for me today to find out the people who have been affected and make sure the residents are supported and also sending all my thoughts to the families who have lost members."

Laura SmithLabour MP for Crewe and Nantwich

New Cheshire MP was elected after school funding campaign

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

Laura Smith, the new Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich, who this week was sworn in at the House of Commons, led a campaign over school funding cuts before standing for the seat.

The 32-year-old was born in Leighton Hospital, grew up in Nantwich and went to local schools and then Manchester Metropolitan University in Crewe.

Laura Smith in school campaign
Jonathan White

She says she set up a local tutoring business while a single parent and organised a campaign earlier this year against what she claimed were "unfair" school funding plans.

The local Labour party then nominated her as a candidate in May to fight the seat - she defeated the sitting MP, Conservative Edward Timpson, in this month's general election by just 48 votes.

New Cheshire MP says election result 'hasn't sunk in'

Phil McCann

Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

The new Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich says she will be listening to and acting for her constituents - although she admits being elected hasn't yet sunk in.

Laura Smith outside Houses of Parliament
BBC

Laura Smith, who's only been involved in politics for four months, unseated Conservative Edward Timpson at last week's general election.

She's now stepped foot inside the Palace of Westminster for the first time since then and says she's still getting used to her new role.

I think when you are surrounded by history like this and, as a little bit of a history geek myself, no it hasn't sunk in and I don't think I'll ever stop being amazed at seeing these beautiful surroundings."

Laura SmithNew Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich

Results leave two marginal seats for next election

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

As the dust settles after the election results, local announcements have left two constituencies now likely to be key marginal battleground seats at the next election - whenever that is.

The picture was mixed for majorities across Staffordshire, where established MPs including Bill Cash and Michael Fabricant saw theirs increase.

A recount last night for Crewe and Nantwich result
BBC

But there are now two in our area which are held by a tantalising small amount of a few dozen votes.

They are Crewe and Nantwich, where Labour's Laura Smith took the seat from the Conservatives with 48 votes and, even closer, Newcastle-under-Lyme, where Paul Farrelly held on for Labour by 30 votes.

Marginal seats are the ones that political analysts look to when they are seeing who'll win elections, as they are the ones most likely to change hands.

Labour MP 'blown away' at win

New Crewe and Nantwich Labour MP Laura Smith says she is 'blown away' at win

'Stunning' and historic election results dominate local newspapers

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

The local election results naturally dominate the newspapers in our area.

The Sentinel says Jack Brereton's "made history" by becoming Stoke-on-Trent's first Conservative MP in 82 years.

Meanwhile the Crewe Chronicle says Laura Smith's victory for Labour in Crewe and Nantwich was "another hammer blow for Theresa May".

Laura Smith
Nantwich News

In the same area, local blog Nantwich News hailed the win for Ms Smith as a "stunning" one after several recounts.

While the Express and Star says Conservative Amanda Milling "crushed" the challenge from 7/7 hero Paul Dadge for Labour in Cannock Chase.

New Crewe and Nantwich Labour MP 'blown away' at win

Matt Sandoz

BBC Radio Stoke

Labour's Laura Smith says she's "blown away" at gaining the Crewe and Nantwich seat from the Conservatives by 48 votes.

Laura Smith on victory
Sam Corcoran

The defending MP was Edward Timpson, a government minister who'd held it since 2008 when he took it from Labour.

But, after several recounts, the slim victory was declared for the Labour candidate.

It is really emotional, I'm an ordinary mum from Crewe, I'm a teacher, I am fighting for the schools, the health service, and I just can't wait to become Crewe and Nantwich's voice in Westminster. It's just fantastic, I'm blown away."

Laura SmithNewly elected Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich

Labour celebrate gaining Crewe and Nantwich

Matt Sandoz

BBC Radio Stoke

Here's the winning candidate for Crewe and Nantwich, Labour's Laura Smith, celebrating after taking the seat from the Conservatives.

Laura Smith celebrating
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Edward Timpson
, have the following results:
  • 22,445 total votes taken.
  • 45.0% share of the total vote
  • -0.9% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Adrian Heald
, have the following results:
  • 18,825 total votes taken.
  • 37.7% share of the total vote
  • +3.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Richard Lee
, have the following results:
  • 7,252 total votes taken.
  • 14.5% share of the total vote
  • +11.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Roy Wood
, have the following results:
  • 1,374 total votes taken.
  • 2.8% share of the total vote