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Seats 318 262 35 12 10 13
Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
UK Results

After 650 of 650 seats

Exeter

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD LAB HOLD

Results

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

LAB

Labour

Ben Bradshaw Votes 34,336 header_vote_share 62.0 Net percentage change in seats +15.6
Party

CON

Conservative

James Taghdissian Votes 18,219 header_vote_share 32.9 Net percentage change in seats -0.2
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Vanessa Newcombe Votes 1,562 header_vote_share 2.8 Net percentage change in seats -1.5
Party

GRN

Green Party

Joe Levy Votes 1,027 header_vote_share 1.9 Net percentage change in seats -4.6
Party

IND

Independent

Jonathan West Votes 212 header_vote_share 0.4 Net percentage change in seats +0.4
Party

IND

Independent

Jonathan Bishop Votes 67 header_vote_share 0.1 Net percentage change in seats +0.1

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority

16,117

Turnout

71.7%

Vote share

Party %
Labour 62.0
Conservative 32.9
Liberal Democrat 2.8
Green Party 1.9
Independent 0.4
Independent 0.1

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+15.6
Independent
+0.4
Independent
+0.1
Conservative
-0.2
Liberal Democrat
-1.5
Green Party
-4.6

Latest updates

Plymouth 'should concentrate on getting rail link upgrade'

Martyn Oates

BBC South West Political Editor

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Plymouth City Council has called for the M5 to be extended another 40 miles to reach Plymouth.

It currently finishes at Exeter, with the A38 then providing a dual carriageway route on to Plymouth.

The council said a lack of connectivity by road prevented the Plymouth area playing its part in improving productivity and economic growth and that, at the moment, the city "cannot fulfil our potential".

Devon travel: Problems on A38, A385 and A380

BBC Radio Devon

  • On the A385 between Paignton and Totnes, near Glazegate Lane, there are reports of an accident
  • In Exeter, Rydon Lane is partially blocked inbound, near Sidmouth Road, due to an accident
  • On the A380 Telegraph Hill, heading towards Newton Abbot, there are reports one lane is blocked due to a broken-down lorry
  • In Plymouth, on the A38 Parkway, heading from Marsh Mills towards Manadon, there's very heavy traffic

Candy Atherton: Labour tributes to ex-Falmouth and Camborne MP

Twitter

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Exeter MP Mr Bradshaw was first elected to Parliament in the same general election as Ms Atherton - 1997.

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Clare Moody is Labour Member of the European Parliament MEP for the South West and Gibraltar.

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Former Falmouth and Camborne MP Candy Atherton has died at the age of 62.

Exeter: Labour Hold

Election Graphic
BBC

Ben Bradshaw: May is "brittle" and an "empty vessel"

Labour's Ben Bradshaw says Theresa May has "nothing to offer the country", as he retains the Exeter seat.

"Theresa has been exposed as being brittle and an empty vessel and nothing to offer the country and the public have delivered their verdict," he said.

"Clearly this is a very, very bad night for Theresa May a very bad night for the Conservatives, and a very bad night for the austerity that has damaged our public services and a very bad night for the extreme, damaging form of Brexit that the conservatives were pursuing."

"An astonishing night for Labour and a dreadful night for the Tories, bearing in mind where we were two months ago."

Ben Bradshaw
BBC

Bradshaw's night 'beyond wildest dreams'

BBC Spotlight

Ben Bradshaw won his sixth successive election with 34,336 votes.

He said the result was "beyond his wildest dreams".

He has previously criticised the party leader Jeremy Corbyn but said tonight he'd had a "better than expected campaign".

Ben Bradshaw
BBC

And they're off in Exeter

Harriet Bradshaw

Reporter

The count begins in Exeter.

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Exeter count begins

Harriet Bradshaw

Reporter

All the ballot boxes have arrived in Exeter and counting has begun

Postal ballot papers for Exeter have gone as far afield as Queensland in Australia.

A total of 51 polling stations were open in Exeter with 153 staff working at them and queues reported.

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LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Ben Bradshaw
, have the following results:
  • 25,062 total votes taken.
  • 46.4% share of the total vote
  • +8.2% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Dom Morris
, have the following results:
  • 17,879 total votes taken.
  • 33.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Keith Crawford
, have the following results:
  • 5,075 total votes taken.
  • 9.4% share of the total vote
  • +5.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Diana Moore
, have the following results:
  • 3,491 total votes taken.
  • 6.5% share of the total vote
  • +4.9% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Joel Mason
, have the following results:
  • 2,321 total votes taken.
  • 4.3% share of the total vote
  • -16.0% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Ed Potts
, have the following results:
  • 190 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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