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

Gedling

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Tom Randall
    • Votes: 22,718
    • Vote share %: 45.5
    • Vote share change: +2.6
  2. Labour
    Vernon Coaker
    • Votes: 22,039
    • Vote share %: 44.1
    • Vote share change: -7.8
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Anita Prabhakar
    • Votes: 2,279
    • Vote share %: 4.6
    • Vote share change: +2.5
  4. The Brexit Party
    Graham Hunt
    • Votes: 1,820
    • Vote share %: 3.6
    • Vote share change: +3.6
  5. Green
    Jim Norris
    • Votes: 1,097
    • Vote share %: 2.2
    • Vote share change: +1.2

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 679
  • Registered voters: 71,336
  • % share:
    70.0%
  • Change since 2017: -2.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 45.5%
Labour 44.1%
Liberal Democrat 4.6%
The Brexit Party 3.6%
Green 2.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +3.6 Gained
  • Conservative +2.6 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.5 Gained
  • Green +1.2 Gained
  • Labour -7.8 Lost

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Ex-MP reflects on losing seat after 22 years

Greig Watson

Reporter, BBC News Online

Vernon Coaker lost Gedling after 22 years to Conservative Tom Randall - by just 679 votes.

Mr Coaker said there were a number of factors at play: "Jeremy Corbyn was brought up on the doorstep on a number of occasions. Brexit was obviously an issue.

Vernon Coaker
BBC

"Also some people felt the Labour Party had to find a way to reconnect with traditional communities.

"But at the end of the day we stood for what we believed in. We fell just short but it was a privilege to do that."

Gedling: Conservative gain

Tom Randall has been elected as the MP for Gedling, beating Labour's Vernon Coaker by 679 votes.

The Conservative Party overturned a 4,694 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.

Anita Prabhakar of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Brexit Party's Graham Hunt came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.6 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 50,000 people, 69.9% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Three of the five candidates, Anita Prabhakar (Liberal Democrat), Graham Hunt (the Brexit Party) and Jim Norris (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Tense night in Gedling

Alex Noble

BBC Radio Nottingham

It's getting tense in Gedling - agents from all sides saying it could come down to fewer than 100 votes.

I would be amazed if there isn't a recount.

Labour's Vernon Coaker - pictured looking pensive - has represented the constituency since 1997 and had a 4,694 vote majority in 2017.

Vernon Coaker
BBC

Labour losses 'down to poor leadership'

Alex Regan

BBC News

In the Midlands, exit polls suggest that Labour will have a bad night, with Bassetlaw expected to fall to the Tories for the first time sine 1935.

Meanwhile, Gedling is predicted as too close to call, it has been held by Labour's Vernon Coaker since 1997.

Deputy leader of the borough council Michael Payne has said he is worried for Mr Coaker, and believes Jeremy Corbyn should reflect on the evening's performance.

"If Vernon loses tonight, and I hope he doesn't, mark my words that would be down to the poor leadership of the Labour Party at a national level, and it would be down to Brexit.

"If we fail tonight the leader has to reflect on that."

Michael Payne
BBC

Sisters take plastic campaign to Westminster

Dave Wade

BBC News

Two Nottinghamshire schoolgirls have been congratulated by the government after taking their fight against plastic to Parliament.

Amy and Ella Meek
BBC

Amy and Ella Meek, 14 and 12, travelled from Arnold to London today to meet MPs and discuss their campaign, Kids Against Plastic, which aims at educating people about the environmental impact of single-use plastics.

Gedling MP Vernon Coaker talked about them in the House of Commons today.

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Leader of the Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said it was a "fantastic" campaign, and listed some of the measures the government was taking to cut plastic waste.

Gedling: Labour hold

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Election campaigning suspended

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The main political parties have all suspended general election campaigning following the fatal bombing in Manchester.

Some candidates in the East Midlands have been posting their messages of condolence on Twitter...

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UKIP announce East Midlands general election candidates

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

UKIP has confirmed they will not be putting candidates forward for seats in Mid Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash, Amber Valley, South Derbyshire and High Peak. 

Derby North is the only Derbyshire seat they will contest. Their candidate is Bill Piper.

In Ashfield, Ray Young will stand for the party, while there will be no UKIP candidate for Bassetlaw.

Other Nottinghamshire UKIP candidates we are now aware of include Fran Loi, who will stand in Broxtowe, Lee Waters - who will compete for the Gedling seat - Stephen Crosby, who will stand in Nottingham North, Robert Hall-Palmer, who will stand in Nottingham East, and David Hollis - who will fight for the Nottingham South seat.

In Newark, Xandra Arundel will stand for the party, while Matthew Faithfull and Stuart Bestwick will stand in Rushcliffe and Sherwood respectively.