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After 650 of 650 seats

Harwich & Essex North

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Bernard Jenkin Votes 29,921 header_vote_share 58.5 Net percentage change in seats +7.5
Party

LAB

Labour

Rosalind Scott Votes 15,565 header_vote_share 30.4 Net percentage change in seats +10.7
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Dominic Graham Votes 2,787 header_vote_share 5.4 Net percentage change in seats -1.9
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Aaron Hammond Votes 1,685 header_vote_share 3.3 Net percentage change in seats -14.2
Party

GRN

Green Party

Blake Roberts Votes 1,042 header_vote_share 2.0 Net percentage change in seats -2.3
Party

CPA

Christian Peoples Alliance

Stephen Todd Votes 141 header_vote_share 0.3 Net percentage change in seats +0.3

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

14,356

Turnout

71.7%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 58.5
Labour 30.4
Liberal Democrat 5.4
UKIP 3.3
Green Party 2.0
Christian Peoples Alliance 0.3

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+10.7
Conservative
+7.5
Christian Peoples Alliance
+0.3
Liberal Democrat
-1.9
Green Party
-2.3
UKIP
-14.2

Latest updates

Essex elects: How the results are being reported elsewhere

It's been a big night for many across Essex and the east of England - here's how other media outlets have been covering the stories:

  • Conservative hold for Colchester and Harwich and north Essex seats, East Anglian Daily Times
  • Tories romp home in Rayleigh and Wickford after record turnout, Echo
  • Conservatives hold Colchester seat as Will Quince re-elected as MP with 5,800 majority, Gazette
  • Tory Jackie Doyle-Price makes it three Thurrock election wins on the spin by just 345 votes, Thurrock Gazette

'Politics is becoming unpredictable'

Harwich & North Essex MP Bernard Jenkin, who retained his seat for the Conservatives, says politics "is becoming unpredictable".

"I wonder if the country is going to wake up tomorrow expecting this result," he said. "I think we are seeing a return to two-party politics."

Bernard Jenkin
Conservative Party

"Lots of people who voted Liberal Democrat, who liked left wing policies, now see a Labour leader who reflects their views.

"It's a revival of the 1970s Labour party. Whether that makes them electable in the long term, we shall see. We saw in the 70s how destructive those policies can be - this country was on its knees."

Harwich & Essex North: Conservative hold

Election result
BBC

Conservatives hold Harwich & North Essex

Conservative Bernard Jenkin has held the seat of Harwich & North Essex. Once again, he added to his majority. We'll bring you the full voting number shortly.

Colchester turnout is 67.15%, Harwich is 71.87%

Robby West

BBC Look East

Here in Colchester, we've been told the turnouts for the two constituencies whose votes are being counted.

In Colchester, the turnout was 67.15%. That's up on 2015, when it was 66%. In Harwich and North Essex, it was 71.87%, which again is up on last time.

In the hall, Conservative sources have told me they think it'll be close in Colchester. They're confident they will hold, but Labour sources are confident they will get into second.

In 2015, the Tories won the seat from the Lib Dems, who were knocked into second place.

Election results: First off the blocks

So, where are we expecting results from first?

Basildon and Billericay are expected to be first off the blocks at 01:00, the first in the eastern region.

Results will then flood in from the rest of the county's 18 constituencies, with Brentwood and Ongar, Colchester and Harwich and Essex North all expected to be the last to declare at about 04:30.

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CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Bernard Jenkin
, have the following results:
  • 24,722 total votes taken.
  • 51.0% share of the total vote
  • +4.1% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Edward Carlsson Browne
, have the following results:
  • 9,548 total votes taken.
  • 19.7% share of the total vote
  • -0.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Mark Hughes
, have the following results:
  • 8,464 total votes taken.
  • 17.5% share of the total vote
  • +12.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Dominic Graham
, have the following results:
  • 3,576 total votes taken.
  • 7.4% share of the total vote
  • -16.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Christopher Flossman
, have the following results:
  • 2,122 total votes taken.
  • 4.4% share of the total vote
  • +2.5% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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