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After 650 of 650 seats

Norfolk Mid

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

CON

Conservative

George Freeman Votes 32,828 header_vote_share 59.0 Net percentage change in seats +6.9
Party

LAB

Labour

Sarah Simpson Votes 16,742 header_vote_share 30.1 Net percentage change in seats +11.7
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Fionna Tod Votes 2,848 header_vote_share 5.1 Net percentage change in seats -1.2
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Tracy Knowles Votes 2,092 header_vote_share 3.8 Net percentage change in seats -15.3
Party

GRN

Green Party

Hannah Lester Votes 1,158 header_vote_share 2.1 Net percentage change in seats -2.1

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

16,086

Turnout

69.6%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 59.0
Labour 30.1
Liberal Democrat 5.1
UKIP 3.8
Green Party 2.1

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+11.7
Conservative
+6.9
Liberal Democrat
-1.2
Green Party
-2.1
UKIP
-15.3

Latest updates

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

'Three clear messages' from election says Mid Norfolk MP

Last night the Prime Minister met Conservative backbench MPs for the first time since the election, where she apologised for the party's election performance.

George Freeman, who represents Mid Norfolk, was one of those MPs at the meeting. He chairs the Conservatives' policy unit, but it's now emerged that he wasn't consulted on the final draft of the party manifesto.

Mr Freeman told BBC Radio Norfolk's Nick Conrad it was a "disaster of a campaign", which demands some real answers - and for him there are three big messages.

George Freeman standing near to Palace of Westminster
BBC

"The public are fed up with, and won't put up with, another eight years of the same model of austerity.

"The under-30s have woken up, Brexit has shaken them into voting, they want a voice too and we need to listen to them.

"Brexit - it's clear the majority of the British people want us to leave the European Union, but they do not want us to negotiate on the basis of the hard Brexit that they have been hearing."

MP who held seat talks of 'woeful campaign' by PM

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The MP for Mid Norfolk George Freeman has blamed a "woeful campaign and a shambolic manifesto" for the Conservatives' failure to win a majority in last week's election.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph he also reveals that he and other ministers were not shown the final manifesto even though he was chairman of the Prime Minister's policy board.

"It shows a fatal contempt for parliamentary opinion," he writes.

George Freeman, Mid Norfolk MP
BBC

Mr Freeman calls for the new government to set out "a positive offer" for public service reform and to do more to appeal to people under the age of 30, many of whom are thought to have voted in large numbers for Labour.

"We need to show fast that we have listened to the British public," he said.

Mr Freeman also attacked plans for a so-called hard Brexit, arguing that it's not what the public voted for.

George Freeman: 'We're living through a political earthquake'

George Freeman, re-elected as the Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk, saw his share of the votes go up to nearly 59%.

"It's beyond my wildest dreams," he said. "I always wanted to have 50% so that I was properly elected by the majority, but to have nearly 60% is a pretty amazing response, I feel humbled."

Mr Freeman says it's too early to speculate on whether the election was another political gamble by the Tories that had gone wrong, the first being the EU referendum.

"We are living through rough times.. not just the UK, but Europe, America. We're living through a quiet political earthquake, it's been incubating for a couple of decades and that creates huge challenges.

"So rather than thinking of this as a mistake, what you're seeing is the mainstream parties trying to adapt to new politics. This election highlights some big messages, a generational divide - I've never known the young and the old so far apart... that's sad and dangerous and has got to be healed."

Political map unchanged for Norfolk

All of Norfolk's MPs have retained their seats.

The first to call was Norfolk South, with Richard Bacon returned as Conservative MP shortly before 02:00.

Norwich North was next, with Chloe Smith winning a closely fought contest with Labour's Chris Jones.

Mid Norfolk, North West Norfolk and Great Yarmouth followed in quick succession - all Tory holds, with Labour's Clive Lewis doubling his majority to take Norwich South.

The political map of Norfolk
BBC

North Norfolk was next, with Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb winning a battle against the Conservative candidate James Wild.

At around 04:00, South West Norfolk was announced, with Elizabeth Truss retaining the seat - unfortunately she was unable to remain at the count for the results, as she'd been taken ill with a virus.

The last call of the night was Broadland - at around 05:00 Keith Simpson was re-elected as MP.

The headlines so far

We're still awaiting the result for the Broadland seat, but otherwise the political colour of Norfolk hasn't changed.

Map showing constituencys and colours
bbc

The Liberal Democrats have held on to North Norfolk, with Norman Lamb seeing his majority increase to 3,512.

Clive Lewis has been re-elected as Labour's MP for Norwich South, taking more than 60% of the share of the votes.

The other constituencies remain in Conservative hands.

It was a close win for Chloe Smith in Norwich North, taking 507 more votes than Labour.

George Freeman increased his majority and held on to the Mid Norfolk seat - with 32,828 votes. Sir Henry Bellingham held on to North West Norfolk, increasing his majority to 13,788.

Great Yarmouth saw Brandon Lewis returned as MP, with 23,901 votes.

Elizabeth Truss was re-elected as MP for South West Norfolk, but a viral infection meant she was unable to remain at the count.

South Norfolk was the first result of the evening - and it was a comfortable win for Richard Bacon. The Conservative candidate holds the seat for the fifth time, with 35,580 votes.

CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate George Freeman
, have the following results:
  • 27,206 total votes taken.
  • 52.1% share of the total vote
  • +2.6% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Anna Coke
, have the following results:
  • 9,930 total votes taken.
  • 19.0% share of the total vote
  • +13.5% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Harry Clarke
, have the following results:
  • 9,585 total votes taken.
  • 18.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.9% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Paul Speed
, have the following results:
  • 3,300 total votes taken.
  • 6.3% share of the total vote
  • -15.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Simeon Jackson
, have the following results:
  • 2,191 total votes taken.
  • 4.2% share of the total vote
  • +1.3% change in share of the votes

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