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

Ipswich

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Tom Hunt
    • Votes: 24,952
    • Vote share %: 50.3
    • Vote share change: +4.6
  2. Labour
    Sandy Martin
    • Votes: 19,473
    • Vote share %: 39.3
    • Vote share change: -8.1
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett
    • Votes: 2,439
    • Vote share %: 4.9
    • Vote share change: +2.6
  4. The Brexit Party
    Nicola Thomas
    • Votes: 1,432
    • Vote share %: 2.9
    • Vote share change: +2.9
  5. Green
    Barry Broom
    • Votes: 1,283
    • Vote share %: 2.6
    • Vote share change: +0.9

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 5,479
  • Registered voters: 75,525
  • % share:
    65.6%
  • Change since 2017: -1.9

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 50.3%
Labour 39.3%
Liberal Democrat 4.9%
The Brexit Party 2.9%
Green 2.6%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +4.6 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +2.9 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.6 Gained
  • Green +0.9 Gained
  • Labour -8.1 Lost

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Homeless people kept 'safe' during lockdown

The number of homeless people given a place to stay by councils during the coronavirus lockdown in Suffolk has reached about 250, with accommodation provided in hotels and bed and breakfasts.

The government has said it is going to extend funding so longer term secure accommodation can be found for everyone.

Nick, who has "sofa-surfed" and been sleeping rough, was given a hotel room by Ipswich Borough Council in April.

He said he had been "safe" and able to talk to family members.

But he said it had not been the same for everyone as "there are still some here who are leaving and do not have anywhere to go".

Ipswich Cornhill
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Ipswich MP 'has coronavirus symptoms'

Tom Hunt
BBC

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has become the latest politician to be struck down with coronavirus-like symptoms, after he developed a cough and fever on Sunday evening.

The Conservative - who has not been tested - said he would be self-isolating for a week at his flat in the town, but would be able to carry on with constituency business via email and phone.

"My symptoms are quite moderate, but they did come on quickly," he said.

Mr Hunt was at Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday, when he quizzed Boris Johnson - who himself confirmed he had coronavirus two days later, shortly followed by the Health Secretary - West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock.

The general election story in Suffolk

We're closing our live election coverage for the county.

The Conservative landslide is the national story - and it's reflected here where the party regained Ipswich from Labour.

The Tories have held their other six seats in Suffolk.

The BBC East region is a sea of blue - but with Labour losing Peterborough as well, the Conservatives have increased their dominance.

For more election coverage, visit the BBC's election pages.

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Election results 2019: Ex-Labour Ipswich MP Sandy Martin takes aim at 'lies'
The former Labour MP for Ipswich, Sandy Martin, takes aim at politicians after losing his seat.

How the rest of the Suffolk media is reporting the election

The East Anglian Daily Times is reporting no political shake-ups in the West Suffolk constituency as Conservative Matt Hancock retained his seat.

He told the paper that the result, "like results right across the country, demonstrate that there is a clear determination to get this country moving forward".

The Ipswich Star reports that the town has a new MP after Conservative Tom Hunt defeated Labour's Sandy Martin by 5,479 votes - which it describes as "the largest Tory majority in the town in living memory".

He told the paper that lots had voted Conservative for the first time. He said many people had told him they were "lending you my vote because I want to see Brexit delivered or because of Jeremy Corbyn".