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

Newark

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Robert Jenrick
    • Votes: 34,660
    • Vote share %: 63.3
    • Vote share change: +0.6
  2. Labour
    James Baggaley
    • Votes: 12,844
    • Vote share %: 23.5
    • Vote share change: -6.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    David Watts
    • Votes: 5,308
    • Vote share %: 9.7
    • Vote share change: +4.6
  4. Green
    Jay Henderson
    • Votes: 1,950
    • Vote share %: 3.6
    • Vote share change: +3.6

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 21,816
  • Registered voters: 75,855
  • % share:
    72.2%
  • Change since 2017: -0.7

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 63.3%
Labour 23.5%
Liberal Democrat 9.7%
Green 3.6%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +4.6 Gained
  • Green +3.6 Gained
  • Conservative +0.6 Gained
  • Labour -6.2 Lost

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Man charged over burglary at elderly woman's home

Ethan Connolly-Forster

BBC News

A man has been charged in connection with the burglary of a woman's home in Newark.

The elderly victim found a man at her home at around 22:30 on Wednesday.

She hit the intruder with her walking sticks but he pushed her over. He then left the property but was arrested nearby.

A 39-year-old man is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates court today, facing charges of burglary and actual bodily harm.

Police handcuffs
Nottinghamshire police

Jenrick faces fresh allegations over £1bn Westferry project

Westferry project
BBC

The Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is facing further controversy over his approval of a controversial £1bn pound property development in east London financed by a Conservative Party donor.

He gave the go ahead to the scheme on the Isle of Dogs earlier this year against the advice of planning inspectors, although the decision's now been reversed after legal action by councillors.

Robert Jenrick told the Commons that he did sit next to the developer Richard Desmond at a Tory fundraising dinner, but insisted he didn't talk about the application.

Now it's been disclosed the media tycoon did show him a promotional video about the project.

Newark MP: Council tips should reopen 'in coming weeks'

Alex Regan

BBC News

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has said he is telling councils across England to plan the "organised reopening" of household waste collection sites.

The Newark MP told the House of Commons he expects this to happen "in the coming weeks".

Many waste facilities closed in March, which some MPs said led to a rise in fly-tipping during the lockdown.

Amended guidance for English councils would be published "shortly", Mr Jenrick added.

Robert Jenrick
Reuters

Emergency crews share view of flooding as seen from above

Air Ambulance crew members in Lincolnshire have shared their unique perspective of flooding on the River Trent.

Flooded Trent
LNAACT

The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance crew, based in Waddington near Lincoln, say they've flown over the bloated river three times today on jobs to and from QMC in Nottingham.

Parts of the Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire border, including Collingham and parts of Newark, have been flooded after heavy rain over the last few days.

Newark MP Jenrick retains position as Housing Secretary

Greig Watson

Reporter, BBC News Online

Robert Jenrick, MP for Newark, has been kept on as the secretary for housing, communities and local government.

First entering government under Theresa May, Mr Jenrick, 38, was appointed to his current role by Boris Johnson in July 2019.

Robert Jenrick
PA

In a tweet he said he was "delighted to remain" but there was "a lot to do".

Newark: Conservative hold

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has been re-elected as the MP for Newark, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's James Baggaley by 21,816 votes, 3,667 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

David Watts of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Jay Henderson came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.7 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 55,000 people, roughly three-quarters 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, Jay Henderson (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingRobert Jenrick retains Newark for the Conservatives

Alex Regan

BBC News

We have another election result from Nottinghamshire.

Robert Jenrick has retained Newark for the Conservatives with 22,718 votes.

Level crossing blunder 'cuts off festive shoppers'

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

The "pantomime" of level crossing barriers in Newark closing at 10:00 rather than 22:00, cutting off the town to Christmas shoppers, has been raised in the House of Commons by Newark MP Robert Jenrick.

Robert Jenrick
BBC

Conservative Mr Jenrick said Network Rail had made the blunder on Saturdays, preventing shoppers getting in.

"It's a good job that Santa will be arriving through the air on a sleigh as he won't be able to get in to the town," he said.

Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, advised him to seek an adjournment debate on the issue.

Newark Castle level crossing
Google

Newark: Conservative hold

Newark
BBC