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After 650 of 650 seats

Milton Keynes South

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Iain Stewart Votes 30,652 header_vote_share 47.5 Net percentage change in seats +0.7
Party

LAB

Labour

Hannah O'Neill Votes 28,927 header_vote_share 44.9 Net percentage change in seats +12.7
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Tahir Maher Votes 1,895 header_vote_share 2.9 Net percentage change in seats -1.0
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Vince Peddle Votes 1,833 header_vote_share 2.8 Net percentage change in seats -10.4
Party

GRN

Green Party

Graham Findlay Votes 1,179 header_vote_share 1.8 Net percentage change in seats -1.5

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

1,725

Turnout

69.8%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 47.5
Labour 44.9
Liberal Democrat 2.9
UKIP 2.8
Green Party 1.8

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+12.7
Conservative
+0.7
Liberal Democrat
-1.0
Green Party
-1.5
UKIP
-10.4

Latest updates

What happened in Buckinghamshire overnight

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

If you're browsing through the results this morning in a bit of a daze, the Tories have held on to their key seats in Buckinghamshire but it's been a rough ride for them nationally with Prime Minister Theresa May now resisting calls for her to resign.

Conservative Mark Lancaster in Milton Keynes North increased his vote by 0.2% but was chased to the finish by Charlynne Pullen for Labour who swept up defectors from UKIP, the Lib Dems and the Green Party to increase her party's share of the vote by 14% to come within 2,000 votes of taking the seat.

In Milton Keynes South, Conservative Iain Stewart also saw a marginal increase in his vote of 0.7% to win by 1,725 votes from Labour's Hannah O'Neill who saw a 12.7% boost to her vote, picking up support from the same minority parties.

Speaker John Bercow's Buckingham seat was uncontested by Labour and the Lib Dems but UKIP lost 13.8% of its vote from the last General Election, finishing fourth behind the Greens' Michael Sheppard and independent Scott Raven.

Milton Keynes South: Conservative hold

Milton Keynes South
BBC

Iain Stewart MP: 'We made errors' but 'May should stay'

Jonathan Vernon-Smith

BBC Three Counties Radio

Conservative MP Iain Stewart, who retained his seat in Milton Keynes South, has told me that Theresa May should stay on as prime minister.

Iain Stewart
Conservative Party

Mr Stewart said he thought it "wasn't a mistake" to call the election but there were "clearly errors made in our campaign".

"We allowed ourselves to get the focus of the campaign on issues other than the critical ones in front of the country, and that is delivering Brexit," he said.

He added that the Conservatives "did not present [the party's social care policy] in the right way" but when asked if Mrs May must now step down he said "no, absolutely not".

"She remains the prime minister if you look at the constitutional process... she has the first right to form a new government," he said.

BreakingConservatives hold MK South

Iain Stewart (Con) holds Milton Keynes South.

Still no decision from MK

Luke Ashmead

BBC Three Counties Radio sport

Things are getting rather interesting in Milton Keynes.

There's still no news on who's won both the MK South or North seat.

First I heard the incumbent Tory MP Iain Stewart had lost his seat to Labour, then he had won, then there was going to be a re-count.

Now we've been told that all the candidates for MK South are inspecting bundles of ballot papers for each of their party.

Watch this space!

Luke Ashmead
BBC

Food glorious food

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

Food is always popular on election night, and it seems like cake is the sweet treat of choice in Milton Keynes.

Green cake
BBC

Whereas in Luton a Little Mix lunchbox is the receptacle of choice for Look East cameraman Andy Meeson.

Andy Meeson and a lunchbox
BBC

MK South could turn red

Luke Ashmead

BBC Three Counties Radio sport

Milton Keynes is one of the places to keep a close eye on this morning.

Word on the street is that Iain Stewart could lose his Tory seat to Labour.

MK South is number 81 on Labour's list of target seats and they need a swing of 7.36% to win here.

Labour supporters in Milton Keynes
BBC

We're hoping for a result at 02.30.

'Anxious few hours' await counties' MPs

Our political reporter Andrew Holmes's thoughts on the exit polls:

"The exit polls seem to suggest an anxious few hours for a number of Three Counties' Tory MPs.

As it stands they say Labour are likely to win back Bedford and Kempston from the Conversative incumbent Richard Fuller.

Meanwhile, both MK North and South are branded as too close to call, with the exit polls suggesting a win for Labour in the South.

In Herts, both Stevenage and Watford are included on the list of Tory seats that aren’t guaranteed to stay blue, although it’s worth mentioning that exit polls don’t include postal votes.

That’s of particular interest in Stevenage, where in 2015, a third of votes were sent by post.”

Election analysis: Few shocks but a couple of upsets likely

The votes have been cast and the counts have begun.

Here are our political reporter Andrew Holmes' thoughts on this year's general election:

"The Three Counties is largely a Tory stronghold, aside from Luton, which has two Labour MPs, and 17 of our incumbent Conservative MPs have five figure majorities.

So, on the surface, we’re not expecting too many shocks tonight, but there’s still a few seats to keep an eye on.

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has visited Bedford twice during the campaign, with the Reds targeting a seat that’s changed hands on several occasions of late, with Tory Richard Fuller holding just a slender 1,097 majority.

The Lib Dems have been focusing their efforts on St Albans, hoping that Conservative MP Ann Main’s stance on Brexit (that was in opposition to 60.3% of St Albans residents) will give them a chance, with Leader Tim Farron visiting the city on no less than three occasions.

Stevenage could also be a tight finish and it’s worth keeping tabs on our Milton Keynes seats too, with MK South in particular expected to be a close call."

Bedford polling station
BBC

Milton Keynes South: Constituency analysis

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

Milton Keynes South is one of our newer constituencies, having been formed after rapid expansion in the town led to a need for boundary changes in 2010.

Iain Stewart
Conservative Party

Labour had held the previous MIlton Keynes South West seat for 13 years under Phyllis Starkey, but Tory Iain Stewart won in 2010 and then increased his majority in 2015.

He currently has the smallest majority (8,672) out of the seven seats in Buckinghamshire, and it's number 81 on Labour’s list of targets, although they would need a swing of more than 7% to gain control.

The Lib Dems, UKIP and the Greens also have candidates standing.