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Filton & Bradley StokeParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 26,293
- Vote share %: 48.9
- Vote share change: -1.1
- Votes: 20,647
- Vote share %: 38.4
- Vote share change: -3.3
Liberal DemocratLouise Harris
- Votes: 4,992
- Vote share %: 9.3
- Vote share change: +3.3
- Votes: 1,563
- Vote share %: 2.9
- Vote share change: +0.6
Citizens Movement Party UKElaine Hardwick
- Votes: 257
- Vote share %: 0.5
- Vote share change: +0.5
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 5,646
- Registered voters: 74,016
- Change since 2017: +2.7
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Conservative MP Jack Lopresti has been talking about his fourth win in a row in Filton and Bradley Stoke.
He said it was the "honour of my life to represent this area".
“I believe this is the highest number of votes I have ever had and I am very honoured that they have asked me to serve this great constituency for the fourth time.
“I think the British people wanted clarity, they wanted a government with a majority for stability and clearly to deliver Brexit.
“That’s what we are going to do. I truly believe we will get a great Brexit deal and our best days are ahead of us.”
Labour's Mhairi Threlfall said: “We may not have won this election but we certainly haven’t lost.
“There is a lot of hope still.”
Jack Lopresti has been re-elected as the MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, with an increased majority.
The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Mhairi Threlfall by 5,646 votes, 1,456 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.
Louise Harris of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Jenny Vernon came fourth.
Voter turnout was up by 2.7 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 54,000 people, nearly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
Two of the five candidates, Jenny Vernon (Green) and Elaine Hardwick (Citizens Movement Party UK) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Jack Lopresti has been reelected for a fourth term in Filton and Bradley Stoke, beating a challenge from Labour's Mhairi Threlfall.
Jack Lopresti has held the seat of Filton and Bradley Stoke for the Conservatives.
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The Tory hold on Filton and Bradley Stoke slipped at the last election – and it’s now considered a marginal seat.
It was won by the Conservatives’ Jack Lopresti with a higher vote share but a much-reduced majority of just 4,190.
Labour now regard it as winnable, with Bristol-based activists being urged to campaign and Jeremy Corbyn holding a recent rally.
Even so, the Tories will be confident of winning this seat – as they’ve held it since it was created in 2010 and their vote has increased at every election since.
But it will be a key battleground in the West on December 12th.
A full list of candidates will be available tomorrow but so far includes Mhairi Threlfall,for Labour and Louise Harris for the Liberal Democrats.
Hugging the northern fringe of Bristol, the Parliamentary constituencies of Filton and Bradley Stoke and Bristol North West have a lot in common.
Both voted to remain in the 2016 referendum, and showed no sign of voter fatigue in Theresa May’s snap election the following year, with turnout of more than 70,000. Unemployment is low and house ownership high.
But each constituency also has its own unique characteristics. Filton and Bradley Stoke is home to some of the biggest employers in the area. Rolls Royce, Airbus, Cribbs Causeway, the Ministry of Defence at Filton Abbey Wood and the University of the West of England all come under the watch of current MP Conservative Jack Lopresti, who has held the seat since 2010.
Bristol North West is more about the places where people live rather than where they work – although it does contain the growing business hub of Avonmouth.
Much of the constituency encompasses the suburbs of the city’s north west – Shirehampton, Lawrence Weston, Southmead, Henbury, Westbury-on-Trym and Sea Mills.
The rows upon rows of terraced houses and local high streets here are represented by Labour’s Darren Jones, who upset the odds in 2017 when he took the seat from Conservative Charlotte Leslie.