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

Folkestone & Hythe

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Damian Collins
    • Votes: 35,483
    • Vote share %: 60.1
    • Vote share change: +5.4
  2. Labour
    Laura Davison
    • Votes: 14,146
    • Vote share %: 24.0
    • Vote share change: -4.5
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Simon Bishop
    • Votes: 5,755
    • Vote share %: 9.8
    • Vote share change: +2.6
  4. Green
    Georgina Treloar
    • Votes: 2,706
    • Vote share %: 4.6
    • Vote share change: +0.3
  5. Independent
    Henry Bolton
    • Votes: 576
    • Vote share %: 1.0
    • Vote share change: +1.0
  6. Social Democratic Party
    Colin Menniss
    • Votes: 190
    • Vote share %: 0.3
    • Vote share change: +0.3
  7. Young People's Party
    Rohen Kapur
    • Votes: 80
    • Vote share %: 0.1
    • Vote share change: +0.1
  8. Socialist Party of Great Britain
    Andy Thomas
    • Votes: 69
    • Vote share %: 0.1
    • Vote share change: +0.1

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 21,337
  • Registered voters: 88,272
  • % share:
    66.8%
  • Change since 2017: -1.4

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 60.1%
Labour 24.0%
Liberal Democrat 9.8%
Green 4.6%
Independent 1.0%
Social Democratic Party 0.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +5.4 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.6 Gained
  • Independent +1.0 Gained
  • Green +0.3 Gained
  • Social Democratic Party +0.3 Gained
  • Labour -4.5 Lost

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Folkestone & Hythe: Conservative hold

Damian Collins has been re-elected as the MP for Folkestone & Hythe, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Laura Davison by 21,337 votes, 5,926 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Simon Bishop of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Georgina Treloar came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.4 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 59,000 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.

Five of the eight candidates lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingFOLKESTONE & HYTHE RESULT: Conservative hold

Damian Collins has held onto his seat with a majority of 21,337, an increase of over 6,000 from 2017.

Damian Collins
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Profile: Folkestone & Hythe

A geographically large seat, this takes in coastal resorts and the sparsely-populated Romney Marsh, with some ballot boxes having long journeys back to the count.

Held by former Home Secretary and Conservative party leader Michael Howard between 1983 and 2005, Damian Collins is defending a majority of nearly 15,500.

A crowded field of eight candidates includes former UKIP leader Henry Bolton, who quit to form his own party, One Nation.

He decided to stand as an independent in Folkestone and Hythe when the Brexit Party stood down its candidates from Conservative-held seats.

Damian Collins
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Damian Collins is defending a majority of nearly 15,500

Folkestone & Hythe: Conservative hold

Election result
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