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

Epping Forest

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Eleanor Laing
    • Votes: 32,364
    • Vote share %: 64.4
    • Vote share change: +2.4
  2. Labour
    Vicky Ashworth Te Velde
    • Votes: 10,191
    • Vote share %: 20.3
    • Vote share change: -5.8
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Jon Whitehouse
    • Votes: 5,387
    • Vote share %: 10.7
    • Vote share change: +5.0
  4. Green
    Steven Neville
    • Votes: 1,975
    • Vote share %: 3.9
    • Vote share change: +1.5
  5. Young People's Party
    Thomas Hall
    • Votes: 181
    • Vote share %: 0.4
    • Vote share change: +0.1
  6. Social Democratic Party
    Jon Newham
    • Votes: 170
    • Vote share %: 0.3
    • Vote share change: +0.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 22,173
  • Registered voters: 74,304
  • % share:
    67.7%
  • Change since 2017: -0.3

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 64.4%
Labour 20.3%
Liberal Democrat 10.7%
Green 3.9%
Young People's Party 0.4%
Social Democratic Party 0.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +5.0 Gained
  • Conservative +2.4 Gained
  • Green +1.5 Gained
  • Social Democratic Party +0.3 Gained
  • Young People's Party +0.1 Gained
  • Labour -5.8 Lost

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Essex MP marks minute's silence in Parliament

The MP for Epping Forest, Dame Eleanor Fulton Laing, tweeted this picture of a sparsely occupied House of Commons marking today's one minute's silence.

The Conseravative is one of the few MPs in the chamber today. A "hybrid" Parliament - with some MPs in Westminster and others connected via video link - began last week.

Up to 50 MPs will be allowed inside the Commons at a time, sitting apart from each other in line with social distancing guidelines.

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Turnouts in Essex

Here are the final turnout figures for the Essex constituencies:

Basildon and Billericay 63.1% (65% in 2017)

Braintree 67.1% (69.5% in 2017)

Brentwood and Ongar 70.4% (70.5% in 2017)

Castle Point 63.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Chelmsford 71% (70.2% in 2017)

Clacton 61.3% (64.4% in 2017)

Colchester 64.4% (66.9% in 2017)

Epping Forest 68% (68% in 2017)

Harlow 63.7% (66.2% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex 70.5% (71.1% in 2017)

Maldon 69.4% (70.2% in 2017)

Rayleigh and Wickford 69.5% (70.4% in 2017)

Rochford and Southend East 61.25% (64.3% in 2017)

Saffron Walden 72.5% (73.3% in 2017)

South Basildon and Thurrock East 60.8% (64.1% in 2017)

Southend West 67.8% (64.4% in 2017)

Thurrock 59.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Witham 70.1% (71.2% in 2017)

Epping Forest: Conservative hold

Eleanor Laing has been re-elected as the MP for Epping Forest, with an increased majority.

The Conservative Deputy Speaker beat Labour's Vicky Ashworth Te Velde by 22,173 votes, 3,930 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Jon Whitehouse of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Steven Neville came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.3 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 50,000 people, roughly two-thirds of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Three of the six candidates, Steven Neville (Green), Thomas Hall (Young People's Party) and Jon Newham (Social Democratic Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingEpping Forest: Conservative hold

Dame Eleanor Laing, the deputy speaker, increases her majority substantially.

Turnouts across Essex

Here are some of the turnouts we know for Essex so far.

Chelmsford 71% (70.2% in 2017)

Colchester 64.4% (66.9% in 2017)

Epping Forest 68% (68% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex 70.5% (71.1% in 2017)

Rochford and Southend East 61.25% (64.3% in 2017)

Southend West 67.8% (64.4% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex count
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A lucky charm?

Dame Eleanor is wearing a special Churchill rosette which was first given to a constituent back in 1965.

It has been loaned to her every election since she first won her seat in 1997.

Churchill Rosette
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'This has been a very nasty election'

Deputy Speaker Dame Eleanor Lain (Con), who is standing in Epping Forest, said this had been a "very nasty election".

She said: "That's something I haven't liked in this campaign, I don't like negative campaigning.

"We need to have more civilised conversation, it is bad for democracy and bad for country this attitude that if you have someone to hate you are doing well.

Dame Eleanor Laing
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"Hate and abuse should have no place in our political system, there is no need for it. Actually, it is losing politics."

Epping Forest MP says election was 'one of the most interesting in a long time'

Eleanor Laing, who's been re-elected as MP for Epping Forest, said her team had run a "very friendly, dignified campaign".

She said she "did not want to see a hung Parliament" and hoped her colleagues across the country would repeat her success and retain their seats.

"Theresa May gave her reasons for calling the election and explained that well. But it has been one of the most interesting elections for a very long time," she said.

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