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

Louth & Horncastle

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Victoria Atkins
    • Votes: 38,021
    • Vote share %: 72.7
    • Vote share change: +8.7
  2. Labour
    Ellie Green
    • Votes: 9,153
    • Vote share %: 17.5
    • Vote share change: -9.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Ross Pepper
    • Votes: 4,114
    • Vote share %: 7.9
    • Vote share change: +4.1
  4. Monster Raving Loony Party
    The Iconic Arty-Pole
    • Votes: 1,044
    • Vote share %: 2.0
    • Vote share change: +1.1

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 28,868
  • Registered voters: 79,648
  • % share:
    65.7%
  • Change since 2017: -1.1

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 72.7%
Labour 17.5%
Liberal Democrat 7.9%
Monster Raving Loony Party 2.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +8.7 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +4.1 Gained
  • Monster Raving Loony Party +1.1 Gained
  • Labour -9.2 Lost

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Louth MP defends government's record on violent crime

Crime Prevention Minister Victoria Atkins has defended the government's record on tackling violent crime - a week after figures revealed a 74% rise in offences across Lincolnshire.

Victoria Atkins
Conservative Party

The statistics show reports of assaults, stalking, and murder all rose over the past year.

But Victoria Atkins, Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle, told the House of Commons: "We are conducting a rape review at the moment to see what is happening in the criminal justice system and in the police investigation of sexual violence.

"We all want those rates of prosecution and investigation to improve and we’re getting tough on serious violence with an extra £39m, with £20m to tackle the 'county lines' gangs terrorising our towns and communities," she added.

Louth & Horncastle: Conservative hold

Victoria Atkins has been re-elected as the MP for Louth & Horncastle, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Ellie Green by 28,868 votes, 9,227 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Ross Pepper of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Monster Raving Loony Party's The Iconic Arty-Pole came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.1 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 52,000 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.

One of the four candidates, The Iconic Arty-Pole (Monster Raving Loony Party) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingLouth & Horncastle: Conservative hold

Conservative candidate Victoria Atkins has been re-elected as MP for Louth & Horncastle, increasing her majority by almost 10,000 votes.

Tory candidate remaining calm ahead of result

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I've been chatting to the Conservative candidate for Louth and Horncastle, Victoria Atkins.

She says she is remaining "calm" about the exit poll, but said the Conservative win at Blyth Valley was "extraordinary".

Victoria Atkins
BBC

Louth and Horncastle turnout confirmed

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Turnout figures are out for Louth and Horncastle.

At 66.07% it is down on 2017:

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Tea and biscuits anyone?

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

It's a very long night for the staff at the counts, the candidates and for us in the media.

Tea and biscuits
BBC

I am very grateful and pleased to say that here in Louth we've been provided with some welcome refreshments.

'Iconic Arty Pole' arrives at count

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A general election tends to bring out a few candidates who aren't quite what you expect.

Arty Pole
BBC

No more so than Monster Raving Loony Party candidate the Iconic Arty Pole who has just arrived at the Louth and Horncastle count.

He tells me the feeling is good in the camp and has high hopes of battling to third place.

Like father like daughter

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Former Preston North MP Sir Robert Atkins is at the count in Louth to support his daughter Victoria who is looking to retain her seat.

The conservative candidate for Louth & Horncastle is already sitting on a 19,641 majority from 2017 and will be further buoyed by the exit polls:

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