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

Maidstone & The Weald

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Helen Grant
    • Votes: 31,220
    • Vote share %: 60.4
    • Vote share change: +4.0
  2. Labour
    Dan Wilkinson
    • Votes: 9,448
    • Vote share %: 18.3
    • Vote share change: -3.8
  3. Liberal Democrat
    James Willis
    • Votes: 8,482
    • Vote share %: 16.4
    • Vote share change: +0.1
  4. Green
    Stuart Jeffery
    • Votes: 2,172
    • Vote share %: 4.2
    • Vote share change: +2.5
  5. Independent
    Yolande Kenward
    • Votes: 358
    • Vote share %: 0.7
    • Vote share change: +0.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 21,772
  • Registered voters: 76,110
  • % share:
    67.9%
  • Change since 2017: -0.7

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 60.4%
Labour 18.3%
Liberal Democrat 16.4%
Green 4.2%
Independent 0.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +4.0 Gained
  • Green +2.5 Gained
  • Independent +0.4 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +0.1 Gained
  • Labour -3.8 Lost

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Grant calls for 'robust action' plan over BAME Covid-19 deaths

Maidstone and Weald MP Helen Grant has called for a "robust action" plan after it emerged that people from ethnic minorities are at a higher risk of dying from coronavirus.

Ms Grant said the government must "act fast" to publish a plan which addresses the "stark disparities" highlighted in the report by Public Health England.

In it, the report said the impact of Covid-19 is "disproportionate" for Asian, Caribbean and black ethnicities. But it remains unclear why.

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Maidstone & The Weald: Conservative hold

Helen Grant has been re-elected as the MP for Maidstone & The Weald, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Dan Wilkinson by 21,772 votes, 4,049 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

James Willis of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Stuart Jeffery came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.7 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 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.

Two of the five candidates, Stuart Jeffery (Green) and Yolande Kenward (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingMAIDSTONE AND THE WEALD RESULT: Conservative hold

Maidstone and the Weald result
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Profile: Maidstone & The Weald

For many years the seat of Ann Widdecombe, the former Conservative minister who is now a Brexit Party MEP, this constituency has been blue since 1906.

Going back even further, future Conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli first entered Parliament as MP for Maidstone in 1837, before moving to Shrewsbury in 1841.

Its modern incumbent, Helen Grant, became the first black female Conservative MP in 2010, and has held jobs as sports minister and party vice-chair, before quitting the latter to support Dominic Raab in the leadership contest.

This time around she is defending a majority of 17,723.

Helen Grant
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Helen Grant became the first black female Conservative MP in 2010

Maidstone & the Weald: Conservative Hold

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BreakingConservatives hold Maidstone & The Weald

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