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

Gillingham & Rainham

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Rehman Chishti
    • Votes: 28,173
    • Vote share %: 61.3
    • Vote share change: +5.9
  2. Labour
    Andy Stamp
    • Votes: 13,054
    • Vote share %: 28.4
    • Vote share change: -7.7
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Alan Bullion
    • Votes: 2,503
    • Vote share %: 5.4
    • Vote share change: +2.6
  4. Green
    George Salomon
    • Votes: 1,043
    • Vote share %: 2.3
    • Vote share change: +1.2
  5. UKIP
    Rob McCulloch Martin
    • Votes: 837
    • Vote share %: 1.8
    • Vote share change: -2.5
  6. Independent
    Peter Cook
    • Votes: 229
    • Vote share %: 0.5
    • Vote share change: +0.5
  7. Christian Peoples Alliance
    Roger Peacock
    • Votes: 119
    • Vote share %: 0.3
    • Vote share change: 0.0

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 15,119
  • Registered voters: 73,549
  • % share:
    62.5%
  • Change since 2017: -4.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 61.3%
Labour 28.4%
Liberal Democrat 5.4%
Green 2.3%
UKIP 1.8%
Independent 0.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +5.9 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.6 Gained
  • Green +1.2 Gained
  • Independent +0.5 Gained
  • UKIP -2.5 Lost
  • Labour -7.7 Lost

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Gillingham & Rainham: Conservative hold

Conservative MP Rehman Chishti has been re-elected as the MP for Gillingham & Rainham, winning with an increased majority.

The Conservative MP beat Labour's Andy Stamp by 15,119 votes, 5,689 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Alan Bullion of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's George Salomon came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 4.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 46,000 people, 62.5% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Four of the seven candidates, Mr Salomon, Rob McCulloch Martin (UKIP), Peter Cook (independent) and Roger Peacock (Christian Peoples Alliance) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingGILLINGHAM AND RAINHAM RESULT: Conservative hold

Gillingham and Rainham result
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Profile: Gillingham and Rainham

One of the three seats which make up the Medway conurbation all held by Labour during the Brown/Blair years, Rehman Chisti has maintained majorities of around 10,000 for the Conservatives since 2010.

It’s an area which strongly supported leave in the referendum, to the tune of 63.6%.

A result is expected about 04:00 GMT.

Rehman Chisti
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Rehman Chisti has maintained majorities of around 10,000 for the Conservatives since 2010

Chishti heckled during speech

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

The Conservative MP Rehman Chishti, who held his Gillingham & Rainham seat, was heckled during his victory speech which he used to criticise Labour's performance.

Gillingham & Rainham: Conservative hold

Gillingham & Rainham
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Conservatives hold Gillingham & Rainham

Rehman Chishti
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It's going to be a long night in Medway

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

Counting is yet to begin in Medway.

Ballot papers are being verified.

Results not expected until at least 06:00 BST.undefined

Medway count
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