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After 650 of 650 seats

Leicester South

Parliamentary constituency


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



Jon Ashworth Votes 37,157 header_vote_share 73.6 Net percentage change in seats +13.8



Meera Sonecha Votes 10,896 header_vote_share 21.6 Net percentage change in seats +0.6


Liberal Democrat

Harrish Bisnauthsing Votes 1,287 header_vote_share 2.5 Net percentage change in seats -2.1


Green Party

Mags Lewis Votes 1,177 header_vote_share 2.3 Net percentage change in seats -3.2

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority




Vote share

Party %
Labour 73.6
Conservative 21.6
Liberal Democrat 2.5
Green Party 2.3

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Green Party

Latest updates

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
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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.

Watch: Labour party offered voters 'hope,' says Jon Ashworth

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth has been reflecting on the reasons why voters chose him to continue as their MP in Leicester South...

Ashworth: May's position is 'completely untenable'

East Midlands Today

Despite winning 56 fewer seats so far than the Conservatives, Labour's Jon Ashworth believes his party has more to cheer about.

Jon Ashworth

"The real party coming out of this election with problems is the Conservative party," the Leicester South MP told BBC East Midlands Today's election special.

"You'll have seen Anna Soubry on the national media really sticking the boot into Theresa May.

"Her [Theresa May's] position is completely untenable."

Leicester South: Labour hold

Election Graphic

Ashworth increases majority

Tim Parker

BBC Radio Leicester political reporter

Jon Ashworth's majority in Leicester South has increased from 17,845 to 26,261.

Leicester South result

BreakingLeicester South: Labour hold

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Jon Ashworth has held his seat in Leicester South.

Sleepy counters

Dale Neal

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

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

sleeping vote counters

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

Could Labour benefit from higher Leicester turnout?

Tim Parker

BBC Radio Leicester political reporter

Turnout is up across Leicester.. but who will it benefit?

Labour will hope it's good news for them, particularly Liz Kendall who has the smallest majority of the three Leicester constituencies.

But has the Corbyn factor lost as many wavering Labour supporters as it's gained new, young voters?

It's all to play for here.

Reporters stock up on caffeine

Victoria Hicks

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Prepared for a long night in Leicester...



, with candidate Jonathan Ashworth
, have the following results:
  • 27,473 total votes taken.
  • 59.8% share of the total vote
  • +14.2% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Leon Hadji-Nikolaou
, have the following results:
  • 9,628 total votes taken.
  • 21.0% share of the total vote
  • -0.4% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Peter Stone
, have the following results:
  • 3,832 total votes taken.
  • 8.3% share of the total vote
  • +6.8% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Gabby Garcia
, have the following results:
  • 2,533 total votes taken.
  • 5.5% share of the total vote
  • +3.9% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Anita Prabhakar
, have the following results:
  • 2,127 total votes taken.
  • 4.6% share of the total vote
  • -22.3% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Andrew Walton
, have the following results:
  • 349 total votes taken.
  • 0.8% share of the total vote
  • +0.8% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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