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

Norfolk Mid

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    George Freeman
    • Votes: 35,051
    • Vote share %: 62.4
    • Vote share change: +3.4
  2. Labour
    Adrian Heald
    • Votes: 12,457
    • Vote share %: 22.2
    • Vote share change: -7.9
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Steffan Aquarone
    • Votes: 7,739
    • Vote share %: 13.8
    • Vote share change: +8.7
  4. Independent
    P J O'Gorman
    • Votes: 939
    • Vote share %: 1.7
    • Vote share change: +1.7

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 22,594
  • Registered voters: 82,203
  • % share:
    68.5%
  • Change since 2017: -1.0

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 62.4%
Labour 22.2%
Liberal Democrat 13.8%
Independent 1.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +8.7 Gained
  • Conservative +3.4 Gained
  • Independent +1.7 Gained
  • Labour -7.9 Lost

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Tory MP says free schools needed in 'unprecedented crisis'

Georg Freeman MP
PA Media

Conservative MP George Freeman has offered his support for Marcus Rashford's campaign to extend free school meals for children in England.

The MP for Mid Norfolk wrote: "This is an unprecedented crisis. The PM 10 Downing Street & Chancellor Rishi Sunak have been right to take unprecedented steps to help shield the most vulnerable.

"Free School Meals are a lifeline for many v low income families. Let's do the right thing: extend FSM thru summer."

Norfolk Mid: Conservative hold

George Freeman has been re-elected as the MP for Norfolk Mid, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Adrian Heald by 22,594 votes, 6,508 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Steffan Aquarone of the Liberal Democrats came third and independent candidate P J O'Gorman came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1 percentage point since the last general election.

More than 56,000 people, 68.5% 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, P J O'Gorman (independent) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingMid Norfolk: Conservative hold

George Freeman has comfortably held on to his safe Mid Norfolk seat.

Mid Norfolk turnout down by a whisker

Mid Norfolk, which Conservative George Freeman is defending, has seen a 0.9% dip in votes since 2017 - from 69.6% to 68.7%.

MP calls for A47 dual carriageway completion after four road deaths

An MP has called for all sections of the A47 in Norfolk to become dual-carriageway after four deaths on the road since the beginning of the year.

George Freeman, MP for Mid Norfolk,said the road was becoming increasingly dangerous.

"In the seven years since I became an MP I have seen the A47 getting worse with volumes of traffic up and road standards down," he said.

A47 congestion
Dan Robertson

"The A47 has been neglected for decades. Dualling is now urgent. It's hitting the economy; the road is dangerous, its junctions need upgrading. Now is the time for the roads alliance in the county to come together and lobby government for funding."

When major improvements on the A47 costing £300m were announced last year Highways England said: "Safety runs through everything we do. The number of people hurt on the A47 is reducing, but we are determined to do more to improve safety."

Changes proposed to Norfolk's constituencies

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

Plans to re-draw Norfolk's parliamentary constituencies have been published this morning.

Unlike some parts of the UK, we get off quite lightly. The proposals include reducing the number MPs from 650 to 600, but Norfolk will still have nine MPs, although the size and shape of every seat will change.

House of Commons
PA

Most of the changes are minor but the Mid Norfolk constituency will lose Wymondham (which goes back to South Norfolk) while South West Norfolk will be renamed Thetford & Downham Market and cross the border to take in Littleport in Cambridgeshire.

Labour's Clive Lewis may have to work a little harder to hold on to his Norwich South seat which inherits Conservative-leaning Costessey and Cringleford.

His Conservative neighbour, Chloe Smith, who only has a majority of 507, might feel a little safer as Norwich North will extend into Broadland.

But these are only proposals from the Boundary Commission.

The public has one final say on the plans and then they'll need to be voted on by MPs.

Given how much else is going on at Westminster, and the fact that these plans do not have cross-party support, it is possible that they'll never get approved.

'No appetite' in Tory party for another election

Theresa May has apologised to Conservative MPs for the party's election performance, telling a meeting of party backbenchers that she'd get them out of the mess she'd got them in to.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman, who was at that meeting, says leadership is all about acknowledging what's gone wrong and taking responsibility.

"To be fair to the prime minister, she took total responsibility last night, and she acknowledges she has now to prove she's listening, she gets it, she understands, and will act on what's gone wrong."

George Freeman, seated at desk with laptop
BBC

We're living at a time of incredibly volatile politics and Theresa May is signalling she gets it. She's going to create a government that's listening and reaching out to other parties in the house, and I think there's no appetite in the Conservative Party of the country for another election, referendum or leadership - people want us to get on and do the job."

George Freeman MPConservative, Mid Norfolk