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After 650 of 650 seats

Gainsborough

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Edward Leigh Votes 31,790 header_vote_share 61.8 Net percentage change in seats +9.1
Party

LAB

Labour

Catherine Tite Votes 14,767 header_vote_share 28.7 Net percentage change in seats +7.4
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Lesley Rollings Votes 3,630 header_vote_share 7.1 Net percentage change in seats +0.4
Party

GRN

Green Party

Vicky Pearson Votes 1,238 header_vote_share 2.4 Net percentage change in seats -0.2

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

17,023

Turnout

67.6%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 61.8
Labour 28.7
Liberal Democrat 7.1
Green Party 2.4

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+9.1
Labour
+7.4
Liberal Democrat
+0.4
Green Party
-0.2

Latest updates

Art workshops teach about loan sharks

Hope Bolger

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A classroom full of teenagers has been learning about loan sharks by creating their own artwork.

Graffiti and drama workshops are being taught to 16-year-olds to raise awareness of borrowing from dubious lenders.

graffiti work
Street Style Surgery

It's estimated that 310,000 households in the UK borrow from illegal money lenders every year.

The social housing provider Acis is working with Street Style Surgery and the illegal money lending team to teach youngsters about the issue.

The kind of issues we're looking at in these sessions like loan sharks, money management and financial literacy are things that not all young people learn about in school and they're incredibly important life skills"

Steph BrockenStreet Style Surgery

Watch: Whitehall thinks Parliament is "a nuisance", says MP

Alex Rhodes

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Government departments think Parliament is a nuisance, according to Gainsborough Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh.

Sir Edward made the joke while criticising the government for not providing MPs with more information on Brexit.

He said MPs needed more detail on the negotiations with the EU - and Prime Minister Theresa May gave her response:

Gainsborough MP criticises commons vote

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

The MP for Gainsborough has criticised the House of Commons after a vote caused a symbolic defeat to the government.

The majority of MPs voted to pause the roll out of Universal Credit after the Conservatives were told not to take part in the vote.

But the result wasn't binding on the government.

Sir Edward Leigh said that "surely, when we vote, it should have some effect."

Watch it here:

MPs sign petition to update Red Arrows

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A letter urging the government to replace the Red Arrows aircraft earlier than planned to safeguard British jobs has been signed by 142 MPs.

red arrows
Red Arrows
red arrows
Red Arrows

Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh is among the signatories.

The letter says unless urgent action is taken, the next generation of the Red Arrows - which are based at RAF Scampton - may have to built overseas.

It's after 2,000 job losses were announced at defence firm BAE Systems last week.

'May must stay' - County MPs back embattled Prime Minister

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A former conservative party chairman calling for Theresa May to step aside as Prime Minister is dominating much of the national headlines today.

Grant Shapps says he has the backing of around 30 MPs in a bid to bring about a leadership contest but it appears that the MP for Gainsborough, Sir Edward Leigh isn't one of them.

Sir Edward Leigh MP
BBC

He say's he's firmly behind the Prime Minister and that a leadership contest would be disastrous for the country:

May must stay... I'm certain nine out of 10 MPs don't want a leadership election, we'd be the laughing stock of Europe. It would take months and the Brexit negotiations would stop dead in their tracks"

Sir Edward LeighMember of Parliament for Gainsborough

He's not the only Lincolnshire MP to come out in support of the embattled Prime Minister.

Matt Warman the MP for Skegness and the MP for Grantham and Stamford have both posted their support on social media:

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First day in Parliament for Lincolnshire's MPs

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The intake of new and returning MPs for Lincolnshire head to London today.

On their first day in parliament they'll be voting for a House of Commons speaker, before they're officially sworn in in the next few days.

Now in case you're not sure here's the list of MPs in Lincolnshire:

  • Boston and Skegness - Matt Warman (Conservative)
  • Gainsborough - Sir Edward Leigh (Conservative)
  • Grantham and Stamford - Nick Boles (Conservative)
  • Lincoln - Karen Lee (Labour)
  • Louth and Horncastle - Victoria Atkins (Conservative)
  • Sleaford and North Hykeham - Dr Caroline Johnson (Conservative)
  • South Holland and The Deepings - John Hayes (Conservative)

Other than Labour's Karen Lee they are all returning having secured their seats in last Thursday's election.

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'You can't take people for granted'

Hope Bolger

BBC Lincolnshire

Gainsborough stays blue this morning as Sir Edward Leigh retains the seat for the Conservatives.

He got 31,790 votes with Labour's Catherine Tite second with 14,767 votes.

Sir Edward Leigh
BBC

Despite getting more than 60% of the vote he said:

"You can't take people for granted and that's why I've worked it as hard as I can. If you take people for granted you will gradually get your vote whittled away which has not happened here yet."

Gainsborough: Conservative hold

Election Graphic
BBC

BreakingRESULT: Conservatives hold Gainsborough

Edward Leigh holds Gainsborough for the Conservative party.

General election: Points raised in Gainsborough debate

Chris Berrow

Presenter

The candidates who want to be the next MP for Gainsborough have been answering questions during our latest hustings here at BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

The Liberal Democrat candidate Lesley Rollings is concerned about health care and says the service varies according to where you live.

In Market Rasen for instance they get doctor's appointments quite quickly, in Gainsborough they're waiting for three weeks. The out of hours service for the area was massively cut... and the Liberal Democrats have led a fight to get some of that clawed back in but it's woefully inadequate at the moment."

Lesley RollingsLiberal Democrat candidate

Vicky Pearson, from the Green Party, says climate change is not talked about enough.

I think especially in Lincolnshire where there are huge swathes of fracking sites being opened up for exploration at the moment although there is no actual development going on, those licences are open and they're in areas in our constituency like Saxilby and in the Wolds and people don't even know that's in our back garden."

Vicky PearsonGreen Party candidate

Labour's Dr Catherine Tite says if she's elected, tackling unemployment will be a priority.

There is widespread youth unemployment in the constituency and again in my party's own local leaflet to voters and nationally we intend to address that immediately."

Catherine TiteLabour candidate

Meanwhile, the Conservative's Edward Leigh says if he's re-elected he'll focus on an immigration policy which protects both his constituents and workers from abroad.

We will go on welcoming people after we leave the European Union who want to work here. But the system just simply wasn't working, particularly in terms of immigration from Eastern Europe where our in work and out of work benefits were acting as a draw. So once we leave the European Union we can have a sustainable migration policy."

Sir Edward LeighConservative candidate
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Edward Leigh
, have the following results:
  • 25,949 total votes taken.
  • 52.7% share of the total vote
  • +3.4% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate David Prescott
, have the following results:
  • 10,500 total votes taken.
  • 21.3% share of the total vote
  • +5.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate John Saxon
, have the following results:
  • 7,727 total votes taken.
  • 15.7% share of the total vote
  • +11.5% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Lesley Rollings
, have the following results:
  • 3,290 total votes taken.
  • 6.7% share of the total vote
  • -21.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Geoffrey Barnes
, have the following results:
  • 1,290 total votes taken.
  • 2.6% share of the total vote
  • +2.6% change in share of the votes
Lincolnshire Independents
, with candidate Chris Darcel
, have the following results:
  • 505 total votes taken.
  • 1.0% share of the total vote
  • +1.0% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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