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After 650 of 650 seats

Daventry

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Chris Heaton-Harris Votes 35,464 header_vote_share 63.7 Net percentage change in seats +5.5
Party

LAB

Labour

Aiden Ramsey Votes 13,730 header_vote_share 24.7 Net percentage change in seats +6.6
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Andrew Simpson Votes 4,015 header_vote_share 7.2 Net percentage change in seats +2.7
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Ian Gibbins Votes 1,497 header_vote_share 2.7 Net percentage change in seats -13.1
Party

GRN

Green Party

Jamie Wildman Votes 957 header_vote_share 1.7 Net percentage change in seats -1.8

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

21,734

Turnout

74.0%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 63.7
Labour 24.7
Liberal Democrat 7.2
UKIP 2.7
Green Party 1.7

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+6.6
Conservative
+5.5
Liberal Democrat
+2.7
Green Party
-1.8
UKIP
-13.1

Latest updates

What's happened in Northamptonshire overnight?

If you're just waking up, it's as you were in Northamptonshire, but it's been a difficult ride for our seven new Tory MPs - as it has been nationally for the Conservatives.

  • In Northampton North, the majority for Michael Ellis now stands at just 807 after the vote went down to the wire with former Labour MP Sally Keeble
  • Likewise in Northampton South - new Conservative candidate Andrew Lewer pipped Kevin McKeever by just 1,159 votes, in a night of Labour resurgence and UKIP decline
  • In Daventry, however, it was pretty much as you were for Chris Heaton-Harris, who largely maintained his 40% majority from 2015
  • Same for Northamptonshire South, where Andrea Leadsom maintained her large majority despite losing 3,576 votes
  • The Labour swing in Corby failed to materialise, with Tom Pursglove marginally increasing his majority
  • In Kettering, Philip Hollobone won comfortably but lost ground to Labour
  • Likewise in Wellingborough, where fellow Brexiteer Peter Bone won comfortably but had to fend off an increase in Labour vote share of 14.5%

The county's newspapers: How the general election has been reported

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

Here's how the county's newspapers are reporting the results from last night's votes:

  • The Conservative MP in Daventry says the exit polls that pointed to a hung Parliament did match the impression he had been given while out canvassing, according to the Northampton Chronicle.
  • The Wellingborough MP, Peter Bone, took time out to thank his agent - "without him we couldn't put together such a successful campaign", as well as his wife - and local voters. "Finally may I thank the people of Wellingborough and Rushden for giving me the honour of being your MP again," he told the Northants Telegraph.
  • And youngsters got to find out how the process works with a mock-election count in Brackley, according to the Daventry Express. One poorly pupil who could not make it to school was even given a postal vote.
papers
BBC

Daventry: Conservative hold

Election graphic
BBC

BreakingResult just in: Chris Heaton-Harris holds Daventry

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

Conservative Chris Heaton-Harris has held his Daventry seat.

The debate is over

That's it for our coverage of the Daventry constituency debate. Thanks for joining us.

You've been reading the views of all five candidates standing in the general election on Thursday, 8 June.

Follow what else happens in the constituency on the BBC's general election pages.

Already today we have brought you coverage of the Kettering constituency debate, and later on we'll have the South Northamptonshire debate as well.

From 08:00 on Wednesday, we'll bring you the Wellingborough debate, live from Rush 2 The Den - a youth club and children's centre in Rushden.

Conservatives: How would you spend £1m?

Rounding off the response to the 'how would you spend £1m?' questioned posed by a seven-year-old boy, Chris Heaton-Harris (Conservatives) says: "I would invest it in the Special Olympics movement and form a Special Olympics team for people with learning difficulties."

Labour: £1m for 'youth services'

Considering where he would invest £1m, Aiden Ramsey (Labour) said: "I would invest it in youth services and projects across the constituency.

"It's what I started off doing when I was 14-year-old and it has made me into the person I am today.

"You get some very useful skills out of those projects."

Green Party: How would you spend £1m?

Jamie Wildman (Green Party) says: "Considering Sam is a school child, I think I would invest a million pounds in education in the constituency, in all the primary and secondary schools that are desperately in need of assistance right now."

UKIP: How would you spend £1m?

Ian Gibbins (UKIP) said: "I put a million pounds into support of the elderly in the Daventry constituency.

"They are often very forgotten and very, very lonely. They need support."

Lib Dem: How would you spend £1m?

To close the debate, the Daventry candidates fielded a question from Sam, who is seven years old and a student at Little Harrowden Primary School.

He asked: "If you had one million pounds, what would you spend it on?"

Andrew Simpson (Liberal Democrats) said: "The biggest scourge we have in the 21st Century is cancer.

"I would put a million pounds into researching a cure for it."

CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Chris Heaton-Harris
, have the following results:
  • 30,550 total votes taken.
  • 58.2% share of the total vote
  • +1.7% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Abigail Campbell
, have the following results:
  • 9,491 total votes taken.
  • 18.1% share of the total vote
  • +2.3% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Michael Gerard
, have the following results:
  • 8,296 total votes taken.
  • 15.8% share of the total vote
  • +11.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Callum Delhoy
, have the following results:
  • 2,352 total votes taken.
  • 4.5% share of the total vote
  • -15.0% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Steve Whiffen
, have the following results:
  • 1,829 total votes taken.
  • 3.5% share of the total vote
  • +2.0% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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