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

Loughborough

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Jane Hunt
    • Votes: 27,954
    • Vote share %: 51.2
    • Vote share change: +1.3
  2. Labour
    Stuart Brady
    • Votes: 20,785
    • Vote share %: 38.0
    • Vote share change: -4.0
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Ian Sharpe
    • Votes: 4,153
    • Vote share %: 7.6
    • Vote share change: +4.0
  4. Green
    Wes Walton
    • Votes: 1,504
    • Vote share %: 2.8
    • Vote share change: +1.0
  5. Independent
    Queenie Tea
    • Votes: 235
    • Vote share %: 0.4
    • Vote share change: +0.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 7,169
  • Registered voters: 79,776
  • % share:
    68.5%
  • Change since 2017: +0.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 51.2%
Labour 38.0%
Liberal Democrat 7.6%
Green 2.8%
Independent 0.4%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +4.0 Gained
  • Conservative +1.3 Gained
  • Green +1.0 Gained
  • Independent +0.4 Gained
  • Labour -4.0 Lost

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Loughborough: Conservative hold

Jane Hunt has been elected MP for Loughborough, meaning the Conservative Party holds the seat with an increased majority.

The new MP beat Labour's Stuart Brady by 7,169 votes. This is more than Nicky Morgan’s 4,269 vote majority in the 2017 general election. Ms Morgan, the former minister for Digital, Culture Media and Sport, talked about the impact of abuse on her family when announcing she was standing down.

Ian Sharpe of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Wes Walton came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 0.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 55,000 people, 68.5% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Two of the five candidates, Wes Walton (Green) and Queenie Tea (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingConservatives hold Loughborough

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

The final general election result for Leicestershire comes from Loughborough where Jane Hunt has won for the Conservatives.

She has replaced Nicky Morgan, who stepped down last month.

Candidate's tea leaves 'reveal a sad face'

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

In fairness, Queenie Tea isn't the only one talking in riddles as we reach the early hours.

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'A vote for me would be a wasted vote'

Jo Hollis

Reporter, BBC Radio Leicester

Queenie Tea has arrived here in Loughborough - minus her tea trolley.

The independent candidate in the Loughborough constituency said: “I was told I wasn’t allowed to bring it, which is a bit of a shame really because I had lots of lovely biscuits for everyone.”

Undeterred she has gaffer taped a pack of chocolate digestives to her handbag.

Queenie Tea
BBC

She’s hoping no one voted for her, and she didn’t vote for herself.

“I didn’t vote because as a piece of art I don’t exist, I’m not on the electoral roll.

“I hope I get zero, a vote for me would be a wasted vote really but I realise people might have done it out of sheer frustration.”

Former Loughborough MP says people 'wanted to move forward'

Alex Regan

BBC News

The former Loughborough MP and Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan says the exit poll shows that the country wants to move forward and "get Brexit done".

Commenting on LBC, Ms Morgan said: "The bit that got people nodding on the doorsteps was do you want the country to be able to move forward?

"Do you want there to be a clear decision? And people said yes."

Nicky Morgan
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Ms Morgan announced she would not be seeking re-election because her political career had a "clear impact" on her family, and she was the subject of abuse.

She added: "If [the exit poll] is proven to be right then it will give Boris Johnson that ability to get Brexit done but also to move the country forward on many other issues.

The Leicestershire seats to keep an eye on tonight

Tim Parker

BBC Leicester political correspondent

In Leicestershire, the one to watch will be Loughborough. The university’s large student population should still be in town as term doesn’t officially finish until Friday.

Will they get out in enough numbers to impact on the result?

Tory candidate Jane Hunt hopes to step into former culture secretary Nicky Morgan’s shoes.

But Labour’s been fighting hard to grab the seat, which it lost to the Conservatives in 2010.

Nicky Morgan and Keith Vaz
PA Media

In Leicester city, for the first time in 32 years, Labour has a challenge to retain Leicester East after longstanding MP Keith Vaz stood down after a very public downfall.

There's been much media attention on Mr Vaz, and nearly as much on Labour’s choice to replace him, Claudia Webbe.

Some say she has alienated core Labour voters and the Hindu community after she chaired a national party debate on Kashmir earlier this year.

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MP issues rallying cry to government

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

A former Conservative minister has urged the cabinet to "get a grip" and act "collectively to shape Brexit".

Nicky Morgan looks on as Theresa May speaks
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There have been rumblings among some of the party's MPs about the performance of both the chancellor and the prime minister as the negotiations dominate.

Writing for ConservativeHome, Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough, said: "There were times last year for the prime minister to step aside – immediately after the June 2017 election, or after Party Conference.

"That didn’t happen. Maybe the cabinet should have asked her to go, but they didn’t.

"We are now into a critical nine months for the future of the country, so the Cabinet need to get a grip by acting collectively to shape Brexit".

The PM's official spokesman said she was "grasping the many opportunities" of Brexit while also acting on housing, schools and the NHS.