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

Isle of Wight

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Bob Seely
    • Votes: 41,815
    • Vote share %: 56.2
    • Vote share change: +4.9
  2. Labour
    Richard Quigley
    • Votes: 18,078
    • Vote share %: 24.3
    • Vote share change: +1.3
  3. Green
    Vix Lowthion
    • Votes: 11,338
    • Vote share %: 15.2
    • Vote share change: -2.1
  4. Independent Network
    Carl Feeney
    • Votes: 1,542
    • Vote share %: 2.1
    • Vote share change: +2.1
  5. Independent
    Karl Love
    • Votes: 874
    • Vote share %: 1.2
    • Vote share change: +1.2
  6. Independent
    Daryll Pitcher
    • Votes: 795
    • Vote share %: 1.1
    • Vote share change: +1.1

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 23,737
  • Registered voters: 113,021
  • % share:
    65.9%
  • Change since 2017: -1.4

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 56.2%
Labour 24.3%
Green 15.2%
Independent Network 2.1%
Independent 1.2%
Independent 1.1%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +4.9 Gained
  • Independent Network +2.1 Gained
  • Labour +1.3 Gained
  • Independent +1.2 Gained
  • Independent +1.1 Gained
  • Green -2.1 Lost

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Isle Of Wight: Conservative hold

Bob Seely has been re-elected as the MP for Isle Of Wight, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Richard Quigley by 23,737 votes, 2,668 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Vix Lowthion of the Green Party came third and Independent Network candidate Carl Feeney came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.4 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 74,000 people, roughly two-thirds 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, Carl Feeney (Independent Network), Karl Love (independent) and Daryll Pitcher (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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'No bridge for Isle of Wight' - Seely

The newly re-elected Conservative MP for the Isle of Wiight Bob Seely has been speaking after the count in Newport.

He secured 41,815 votes - up by 4.9% on 2017. Labour were in second, with the Greens beaten into third place, despite the Lib Dems candidate standing aside.

"When people on the doorstep say 'Bob we know you’re doing a good job' … I really appreciate it.

"It's about making sure the island gets to the front of the queue and it is why I stood for parliament in the first place," he said.

He also dismissed suggestions of supporting a bridge connecting the island to the mainland.

“If the money was there and people wanted it, we’d try and get the cash ... but people have a very mixed opinion about whether they want it, and I want to deliver realistic things I can deliver now to improve quality of life for folks on the island," he added,

BreakingConservatives hold Isle of Wight

Bob Seely holds Isle of Wight for the Conservatives.

Ones to watch: Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is the largest constituency in the UK, based on voter numbers. It has an electorate of more than 110,000.

Bob Seely held the seat for the Conservatives in the 2017 election after former Tory MP Andrew Turner stood down.

The island's Lib Dems stepped aside to support Green Party candidate Vix Lothian as part of the Unite to Remain pact to encourage tactical voting in favour of pro-Remain candidates. The island voted by 62% in favour of leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum.

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General Election 2019: Why is there no pact in my seat?

The BBC has been asking for your election questions. The question below comes from Higgins in Southampton:

I thought Lib Dems and Greens had an agreement not to contest same seat, so why are there candidates for both standing in Southampton Itchen?

The Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru have indeed made an election pact, but it does not cover all seats. The Greens agreed to stand down their candidates in 40 Lib Dem target seats across the country, which includes like Winchester.

In return, the Lib Dems will not stand in nine seats the Greens hope to secure, such as the Isle of Wight and Brighton Pavillion, which is currently the Greens' only seat.

Obviously, Plaid Cymru only stand in Wales, so the Greens and Lib Dems have stood aside in seven seats in the principality.

Southampton Itchen is not included in the pact, hence why the Lib Dems and Greens are both standing. The Brexit party vowed to not stand in any Tory-held seats, which is why they are not standing either, but UKIP are fielding a candidate. Labour have not entered into any pacts with other parties either.

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The Conservatives win on the Isle of Wight.
The Conservatives retain the Isle of Wight, but Labour grab their biggest share of the vote on the island in decades.