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

Hemel Hempstead

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Mike Penning
    • Votes: 28,968
    • Vote share %: 56.5
    • Vote share change: +1.5
  2. Labour
    Nabila Ahmed
    • Votes: 14,405
    • Vote share %: 28.1
    • Vote share change: -8.8
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Sammy Barry
    • Votes: 6,317
    • Vote share %: 12.3
    • Vote share change: +6.1
  4. Green
    Sherief Hassan
    • Votes: 1,581
    • Vote share %: 3.1
    • Vote share change: +1.1

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 14,563
  • Registered voters: 73,737
  • % share:
    69.5%
  • Change since 2017: -0.7

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 56.5%
Labour 28.1%
Liberal Democrat 12.3%
Green 3.1%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +6.1 Gained
  • Conservative +1.5 Gained
  • Green +1.1 Gained
  • Labour -8.8 Lost

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Return to work for some

People in England who cannot work from home are being encouraged to return to their workplaces, from today.

However, those returning to work have been urged to avoid public transport if possible.

This was the scene at St Albans railway station in Hertfordshire earlier...

St Albans railway station
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But it was a busier scene on the M1, near Hemel Hempstead...

St Albans train station
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Unlimited exercise, meeting a friend at the park - while maintaining social distancing - and moving house are also now allowed, under new rules.

Museum to record how life is changing

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

As we live through this unprecedented situation, a museum has called for stories, photos and videos about how residents responded to the changes brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Dacorum Heritage Trust, which covers the Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley and Tring area, wants our help to build a collection that will tell the story to future generations.

It is looking for anything from signs that have been put up, people practising social distancing, children's window art or things people have done to combat social isolation.

It is also looking for volunteers to record their personal stories about how life has changed.

To make a contribution, email info@dacorumheritage.org.uk

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There are four new MPs in Hertfordshire, but only one represents a change of party:

  • In St Albans, Liberal Democrat Daisy Cooper has taken the seat from Conservative Anne Main
  • Conservative Gagan Mohindra held the seat of South West Hertfordshire, despite a challenge from former Tory MP for the seat David Gauke, who had the whip removed after he voted against the government and stood as an independent
  • In Hertford and Stortford, Conservative candidate Julie Marson has held the seat for the Tories after Mark Prisk stood down
  • In Watford, Dean Russell has been elected MP for Watford, meaning that the Conservative Party holds the seat with an increased majority. He beat Labour's Chris Ostrowski by 4,433 votes, more than double Richard Harrington’s 2,092 vote majority in 2017
  • Elsewhere, all the Conservative candidates held their seats. Oliver Heald held Hertfordshire North East, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps retained his seat of Welwyn Hatfield, Bim Afolami held Hitchin and Harpenden, Stephen McPartlandwas re-elected as the MP for Stevenage.
  • In Hertsmere, Oliver Dowden has been re-elected, Sir Mike Penning has held Hemel Hempstead and in Broxbourne, Charles Walker has held his seat. .

Hemel Hempstead: Conservative hold

Mike Penning has been re-elected as the MP for Hemel Hempstead, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Nabila Ahmed by 14,563 votes, 5,118 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Sammy Barry of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Sherief Hassan came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.7 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 51,000 people, 69.5% 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, Sherief Hassan (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Tories hold Hemel Hempstead

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Conservative Sir Mike Penning has held on to the Hertfordshire seat of Hemel Hempstead, increasing his majority by more than 5,000.

Sir Mike Penning
UK Parliament

Sir Mike, who is an ardent Brexiteer, won 28,968 votes, beating his Labour rival Nabila Ahmed, who won 14,405 votes.

The seat saw a 5.2% swing to the Conservatives.

BreakingTories hold Hemel Hempstead

Conservative Sir Mike Penning has held on to the Conservative seat of Hemel Hempstead.

Support for Conservatives increases in safe territory

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Many parts of Hertfordshire represent "safe Tory territory" and sitting MPs were able to consolidate their support in spite of big swings to Labour.

Conservative Oliver Heald boosted his share of the vote in Hertfordshire North East by 3.3% to take a 58.6% share with Labour's Doug Swanney trailing on 28.3%. UKIP again failed to field a candidate.

Mike Penning held Hemel Hempstead for the Tories witha 9,445 majority and 55% of the vote, a 2.1% boost, with Labour's Mandi Tattershall increasing her share by 13.1% to take 36.9%.

In Hertsmere Conservative Oliver Dowden took a 61.1% share following a marginal 1.8% increase with Fiona Smith for Labour on 28.7% and UKIP's David Hoy losing 9.7% of his party's vote share.

David Gauke in Hertfordshire South West won 57.9% of the vote share for the Tories with Rob Wakely boosting Labour's share by 9.4%, exactly the amount lost by UKIP.