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

Daventry

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Chris Heaton-Harris
    • Votes: 37,055
    • Vote share %: 64.6
    • Vote share change: +0.8
  2. Labour
    Paul Joyce
    • Votes: 10,975
    • Vote share %: 19.1
    • Vote share change: -5.5
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Andrew Simpson
    • Votes: 7,032
    • Vote share %: 12.3
    • Vote share change: +5.0
  4. Green
    Clare Slater
    • Votes: 2,341
    • Vote share %: 4.1
    • Vote share change: +2.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 26,080
  • Registered voters: 77,423
  • % share:
    74.1%
  • Change since 2017: +0.2

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 64.6%
Labour 19.1%
Liberal Democrat 12.3%
Green 4.1%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +5.0 Gained
  • Green +2.4 Gained
  • Conservative +0.8 Gained
  • Labour -5.5 Lost

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Daventry: Conservative hold

Chris Heaton-Harris has been re-elected as the MP for Daventry, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Paul Joyce by 26,080 votes, 4,346 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Andrew Simpson of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Clare Slater came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 0.1 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 57,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

One of the four candidates, Clare Slater (Green) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingDaventry: Conservative hold

Conservative Chris Heaton-Harris holds Daventry with a 3.2% swing from Labour.

Counting gets under way across the East of England

The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire is in the building

High Sheriff of Northamptonshire Nicholas Robertson has arrived in Daventry as counting continues. Frills, sword and all!

High Sheriff of Northamptonshire
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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.
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Daventry: Conservative hold

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