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 Withington

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Jeff Smith
    • Votes: 35,902
    • Vote share %: 67.7
    • Vote share change: -3.9
  2. Liberal Democrat
    John Leech
    • Votes: 7,997
    • Vote share %: 15.1
    • Vote share change: -0.9
  3. Conservative
    Shengke Zhi
    • Votes: 5,820
    • Vote share %: 11.0
    • Vote share change: +0.7
  4. Green
    Lucy Bannister
    • Votes: 1,968
    • Vote share %: 3.7
    • Vote share change: +2.1
  5. The Brexit Party
    Stephen Ward
    • Votes: 1,308
    • Vote share %: 2.5
    • Vote share change: +2.5

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 27,905
  • Registered voters: 76,530
  • % share:
    69.2%
  • Change since 2017: -2.6

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 67.7%
Liberal Democrat 15.1%
Conservative 11.0%
Green 3.7%
The Brexit Party 2.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +2.5 Gained
  • Green +2.1 Gained
  • Conservative +0.7 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat -0.9 Lost
  • Labour -3.9 Lost

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Manchester Withington: Labour hold

Jeff Smith has been re-elected as the MP for Manchester Withington, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Liberal Democrat John Leech by 27,905 votes, 1,970 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Shengke Zhi of the Conservative Party came third and the Green Party's Lucy Bannister came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.6 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 53,000 people, 69.2% 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, Lucy Bannister (Green) and Stephen Ward (The Brexit Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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RESULT: Labour hold Manchester Withington

Jeff Smith is re-elected as Labour MP for Manchester Withington with 35,902 votes - a 67.7% share of the vote. The Liberal Democrat candidate John Leech came second with 7,997 votes.

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Voters 'reject' negative politics

Labour's Jeff Smith says his victory in Manchester Withington has been a "remarkable rejection of negativity in politics from the Lib Dems in Withington and the Tories nationally."

Jeff Smith's victory speech
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He added: "It has been a vindication of positive campaigning and giving people hope."

After being heckled during his speech, beaten Lib Dem candidate John Leech retorted: "So much for no negative campaigning."

Manchester Withington: Labour hold

Election result
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Manchester Withington: Labour hold

Labour's Jeff Smith substantially increases his majority in Manchester Withington

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:

The deadline to register is 22 May