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After 650 of 650 seats

Leicester East

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD LAB HOLD

Results

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

LAB

Labour

Keith Vaz Votes 35,116 header_vote_share 67.0 Net percentage change in seats +5.9
Party

CON

Conservative

Edward He Votes 12,688 header_vote_share 24.2 Net percentage change in seats +1.2
Party

IND

Independent

Sujata Barot Votes 1,753 header_vote_share 3.3 Net percentage change in seats +3.3
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Nitesh Dave Votes 1,343 header_vote_share 2.6 Net percentage change in seats 0.0
Party

GRN

Green Party

Melanie Wakley Votes 1,070 header_vote_share 2.0 Net percentage change in seats -1.0
Party

IND

Independent

Ian Fox Votes 454 header_vote_share 0.9 Net percentage change in seats +0.9

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority

22,428

Turnout

67.4%

Vote share

Party %
Labour 67.0
Conservative 24.2
Independent 3.3
Liberal Democrat 2.6
Green Party 2.0
Independent 0.9

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+5.9
Independent
+3.3
Conservative
+1.2
Independent
+0.9
Liberal Democrat
+0.0
Green Party
-1.0

Latest updates

BreakingKeith Vaz investigation suspended

Press Association

Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards suspends investigation into allegations made about private life of Labour MP for Leicester East, Keith Vaz, "for medical reasons".

keith vaz
BBC

Changes to East Midlands Commons constituencies proposed

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Two cross-county constituencies have been proposed in the East Midlands, under the latest proposed boundary changes.

Polling station
Getty Images

Some of the southern parts of the current Rushcliffe constituency would combine with Loughborough, to create a new Loughborough and South Rushcliffe seat.

Further south, some of the current South Leicestershire seat would become part of a new Daventry and Lutterworth constituency.

In Derbyshire and Derby, a new North East Derbyshire constituency will be created that is in line with its local authority of the same name, and there will be a Bolsover constituency containing the entirety of Bolsover District.

There are no proposed changes to the Bassetlaw, High Peak, Leicester East, Leicester South, North West Leicestershire and Mansfield seats - but all the rest face some minor tweaks which you can see here.

Thieves targeted Keith Vaz business premises

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thieves attempted to break into a business premises used by Labour MP Keith Vaz, police have said.

Keith Vaz
Getty Images

On Wednesday, Leicester city councillor Deepak Bajaj told the BBC that the attempted break in was at Mr Vaz's home.

But Leicestershire Police has now confirmed that the attempted break in at around 03:00 on Tuesday morning, on Uppingham Road in the city, was at a business premises used by the veteran Labour MP.

Keith Vaz: Labour MP's home targeted by thieves

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Thieves have attempted to break into the house of Labour MP Keith Vaz.

Keith Vaz
Getty Images/AFP/Oli Scarff

Leicester city councillor Deepak Bajaj said Mr Vaz's home in Leicester was targeted at around 01:00 on Tuesday.

Mr Bajaj added that the thieves, who were trying to gain access to Mr Vaz's property via a garden, were scared off by neighbours.

Keith Vaz 'humbled' by record win

Victoria Hicks

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Keith Vaz has spoken to me about winning his eighth election with a record number of votes.

Keith Vaz talking to Victoria Hicks
BBC

He said: "This is the largest number of votes that I have ever been given by the people of Leicester East. The largest majority in 30 years.

"In three days time I celebrate my 30th anniversary in Parliament so after eight elections to be given this kind of boost I'm very grateful to them, very humbled, very honoured."

Leicester East: Labour hold

Election result
BBC

BreakingLeicester East: Labour hold

Victoria Hicks

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Labour's Keith Vaz has been elected MP for Leicester East with an increased majority of 5,730 on 2015.

Sleepy counters

Dale Neal

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

Vote counters in Leicester are struggling to stay awake...zzzz

sleeping vote counters
BBC

With three constituencies still to declare in the city, there's a way to go yet.

LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Keith Vaz
, have the following results:
  • 29,386 total votes taken.
  • 61.1% share of the total vote
  • +7.4% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Kishan Devani
, have the following results:
  • 11,034 total votes taken.
  • 23.0% share of the total vote
  • -1.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Susanna Steptoe
, have the following results:
  • 4,290 total votes taken.
  • 8.9% share of the total vote
  • +7.4% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Nimit Jethwa
, have the following results:
  • 1,468 total votes taken.
  • 3.1% share of the total vote
  • +1.5% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Dave Raval
, have the following results:
  • 1,233 total votes taken.
  • 2.6% share of the total vote
  • -11.6% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Michael Barker
, have the following results:
  • 540 total votes taken.
  • 1.1% share of the total vote
  • +1.1% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Tom Darwood
, have the following results:
  • 117 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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