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

Manchester Gorton

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Afzal Khan
    • Votes: 34,583
    • Vote share %: 77.6
    • Vote share change: +1.3
  2. Conservative
    Sebastian Lowe
    • Votes: 4,244
    • Vote share %: 9.5
    • Vote share change: +2.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Jackie Pearcey
    • Votes: 2,448
    • Vote share %: 5.5
    • Vote share change: -0.2
  4. Green
    Eliza Tyrrell
    • Votes: 1,697
    • Vote share %: 3.8
    • Vote share change: +1.6
  5. The Brexit Party
    Lesley Kaya
    • Votes: 1,573
    • Vote share %: 3.5
    • Vote share change: +3.5

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 30,339
  • Registered voters: 76,419
  • % share:
    58.3%
  • Change since 2017: -2.7

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 77.6%
Conservative 9.5%
Liberal Democrat 5.5%
Green 3.8%
The Brexit Party 3.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +3.5 Gained
  • Conservative +2.2 Gained
  • Green +1.6 Gained
  • Labour +1.3 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat -0.2 Lost

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Manchester Gorton: Labour hold

Afzal Khan has been re-elected as the MP for Manchester Gorton, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Sebastian Lowe by 30,339 votes, 1,391 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Jackie Pearcey of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Eliza Tyrrell came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.7 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 45,000 people, 58.3% 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, Eliza Tyrrell (Green) and Lesley Kaya (The Brexit Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

RESULT: Labour hold Manchester Gorton

Afzal Khan has been re-elected as Labour MP for Manchester Gorton with his majority down from 31,730 to 30,339.

Manchester Gorton: Labour hold

Result graphic
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Where's George?

It's a mystery where Independent candidate George Galloway was when the returning officer declared the Manchester Gorton result.

If anybody has spotted him, please feel free to get in touch...

Manchester Gorton: Labour hold

Labour's Afzal Khan has held Manchester Gorton for Labour with 35,085 votes - an increase of 7,898 on his predecessor, the late Gerald Kaufman who died earlier this year.

Mr Khan, who becomes the city's first Muslim MP, said his election after the Manchester bombing sent a "powerful message to the terrorists and the racists".

Afzal Khan
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Tory Shaden Jaradat came second with 3,355.

Former Labour MP George Galloway, standing as an independent, polled 2,615.

The by-election caused by Mr Kaufman's death was cancelled when the General Election was called.

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

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The deadline to register is 22 May