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

Maldon

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    John Whittingdale
    • Votes: 36,304
    • Vote share %: 72.0
    • Vote share change: +4.1
  2. Labour
    Stephen Capper
    • Votes: 6,263
    • Vote share %: 12.4
    • Vote share change: -8.9
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Colin Baldy
    • Votes: 5,990
    • Vote share %: 11.9
    • Vote share change: +7.5
  4. Green
    Janet Band
    • Votes: 1,851
    • Vote share %: 3.7
    • Vote share change: +1.5

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 30,041
  • Registered voters: 72,641
  • % share:
    69.6%
  • Change since 2017: -0.6

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 72.0%
Labour 12.4%
Liberal Democrat 11.9%
Green 3.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +7.5 Gained
  • Conservative +4.1 Gained
  • Green +1.5 Gained
  • Labour -8.9 Lost

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Maldon: Conservative hold

Former Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has been re-elected as the MP for Maldon, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Stephen Capper by 30,041 votes, 6,611 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Colin Baldy of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Janet Band came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.8 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 50,000 people, 69.4% 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, Janet Band (Green) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Turnouts in Essex

Here are the final turnout figures for the Essex constituencies:

Basildon and Billericay 63.1% (65% in 2017)

Braintree 67.1% (69.5% in 2017)

Brentwood and Ongar 70.4% (70.5% in 2017)

Castle Point 63.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Chelmsford 71% (70.2% in 2017)

Clacton 61.3% (64.4% in 2017)

Colchester 64.4% (66.9% in 2017)

Epping Forest 68% (68% in 2017)

Harlow 63.7% (66.2% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex 70.5% (71.1% in 2017)

Maldon 69.4% (70.2% in 2017)

Rayleigh and Wickford 69.5% (70.4% in 2017)

Rochford and Southend East 61.25% (64.3% in 2017)

Saffron Walden 72.5% (73.3% in 2017)

South Basildon and Thurrock East 60.8% (64.1% in 2017)

Southend West 67.8% (64.4% in 2017)

Thurrock 59.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Witham 70.1% (71.2% in 2017)

Tories retain all seats in Essex

With John Whittingdale's return in Maldon, that means all 18 Essex constituencies remain blue.

Jackie Doyle-Price in Thurrock and Will Quince in Colchester were among the bigger winners, solidifying their majorities.

In Ms Doyle-Price's case, she has increased her majority from 345 to 11,482.

BreakingMaldon: Conservative hold

John Whittingdale retains the seat with a majority of more than 30,000, in the final Essex constituency to declare.

Maldon: Conservative hold

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Maldon retained by Conservative John Whittingdale

Elsewhere, Maldon has been retained by John Whittingdale and the Conservatives.

He's said he's confident in Brexit going ahead as planned, even if nationally the Tories don't end up with a majority.

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Maldon's John Whittingdale: 'UKIP voters haven't turned to Tories'

The Conservative candidate for Maldon, John Whittingdale, said it looked from initial results like UKIP voters hadn't turned to the Tories in the numbers expected.

He's been talking to BBC Essex as he and his fellow candidates wait for the results to come in. The turnout in Maldon was 70.4%.

"However much you say it's about Brexit... when it comes to the actual poll, a whole host of different factors come into play," he said.

"The initial results suggest while UKIP vote has dropped dramatically, as I think most people expected, it hasn't necessarily all come across to the Conservative party, which we'd hoped it might. If that is the case, it's going to affect the result."