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

Gainsborough

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Edward Leigh
    • Votes: 33,893
    • Vote share %: 66.4
    • Vote share change: +4.6
  2. Labour
    Perry Smith
    • Votes: 10,926
    • Vote share %: 21.4
    • Vote share change: -7.3
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Lesley Rollings
    • Votes: 5,157
    • Vote share %: 10.1
    • Vote share change: +3.0
  4. Independent
    Mary Cavill
    • Votes: 1,070
    • Vote share %: 2.1
    • Vote share change: +2.1

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 22,967
  • Registered voters: 76,343
  • % share:
    66.9%
  • Change since 2017: -0.9

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 66.4%
Labour 21.4%
Liberal Democrat 10.1%
Independent 2.1%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +4.6 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.0 Gained
  • Independent +2.1 Gained
  • Labour -7.3 Lost

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'Message is resonating in Lincolnshire' - Gainsborough MP

Yesterday was Gainsborough Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh's 10th General Election and he retained his seat with a majority of 22,967.

Sir Edward Leigh
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Labour's Perry Smith came second with 10,926 votes.

Sir Edward said this time round, the reaction to the Conservative's message was "better than I've ever known it".

"I've just been overwhelmed with the positive reaction in Lincolnshire. It's obvious to me that at the moment the Conservative party's message is resonating in Lincolnshire," he said.

Gainsborough: Conservative hold

Edward Leigh has been re-elected as the MP for Gainsborough, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Perry Smith by 22,967 votes, 5,944 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Lesley Rollings of the Liberal Democrats came third and independent candidate Mary Cavill came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.9 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 51,000 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.

One of the four candidates, Mary Cavill (independent) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingGainsborough: Conservative hold

Sir Edward Leigh has been re-elected as MP for Gainsborough.

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."

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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.

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Red Arrows
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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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