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

Harwich & Essex North

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Bernard Jenkin
    • Votes: 31,830
    • Vote share %: 61.3
    • Vote share change: +2.7
  2. Labour
    Stephen Rice
    • Votes: 11,648
    • Vote share %: 22.4
    • Vote share change: -8.0
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Mike Beckett
    • Votes: 5,866
    • Vote share %: 11.3
    • Vote share change: +5.8
  4. Green
    Peter Banks
    • Votes: 1,945
    • Vote share %: 3.7
    • Vote share change: +1.7
  5. Independent
    Tony Francis
    • Votes: 411
    • Vote share %: 0.8
    • Vote share change: +0.8
  6. Independent
    Richard Browning-Smith
    • Votes: 263
    • Vote share %: 0.5
    • Vote share change: +0.5

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 20,182
  • Registered voters: 74,153
  • % share:
    70.1%
  • Change since 2017: -1.7

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 61.3%
Labour 22.4%
Liberal Democrat 11.3%
Green 3.7%
Independent 0.8%
Independent 0.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +5.8 Gained
  • Conservative +2.7 Gained
  • Green +1.7 Gained
  • Independent +0.8 Gained
  • Independent +0.5 Gained
  • Labour -8.0 Lost

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Turnouts in Essex

Here are the final turnout figures for the Essex constituencies:

Basildon and Billericay 63.1% (65% in 2017)

Braintree 67.1% (69.5% in 2017)

Brentwood and Ongar 70.4% (70.5% in 2017)

Castle Point 63.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Chelmsford 71% (70.2% in 2017)

Clacton 61.3% (64.4% in 2017)

Colchester 64.4% (66.9% in 2017)

Epping Forest 68% (68% in 2017)

Harlow 63.7% (66.2% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex 70.5% (71.1% in 2017)

Maldon 69.4% (70.2% in 2017)

Rayleigh and Wickford 69.5% (70.4% in 2017)

Rochford and Southend East 61.25% (64.3% in 2017)

Saffron Walden 72.5% (73.3% in 2017)

South Basildon and Thurrock East 60.8% (64.1% in 2017)

Southend West 67.8% (64.4% in 2017)

Thurrock 59.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Witham 70.1% (71.2% in 2017)

Harwich & Essex North: Conservative hold

Bernard Jenkin has been re-elected as the MP for Harwich & Essex North, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Stephen Rice by 20,182 votes, 5,826 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Mike Beckett of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Peter Banks came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.7 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 52,000 people, 70.1% 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 six candidates, Peter Banks (Green), Richard Browning-Smith (independent) and Tony Francis (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingHarwich and Essex North: Conservative hold

Bernard Jenkin increases his majority to 20,182.

Turnouts across Essex

Here are some of the turnouts we know for Essex so far.

Chelmsford 71% (70.2% in 2017)

Colchester 64.4% (66.9% in 2017)

Epping Forest 68% (68% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex 70.5% (71.1% in 2017)

Rochford and Southend East 61.25% (64.3% in 2017)

Southend West 67.8% (64.4% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex count
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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
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