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

Newbury

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Laura Farris
    • Votes: 34,431
    • Vote share %: 57.4
    • Vote share change: -4.1
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Lee Dillon
    • Votes: 18,384
    • Vote share %: 30.6
    • Vote share change: +9.2
  3. Labour
    James Wilder
    • Votes: 4,404
    • Vote share %: 7.3
    • Vote share change: -6.8
  4. Green
    Stephen Masters
    • Votes: 2,454
    • Vote share %: 4.1
    • Vote share change: +1.6
  5. Independent
    Ben Holden-Crowther
    • Votes: 325
    • Vote share %: 0.5
    • Vote share change: +0.5

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 16,047
  • Registered voters: 83,414
  • % share:
    71.9%
  • Change since 2017: -1.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 57.4%
Liberal Democrat 30.6%
Labour 7.3%
Green 4.1%
Independent 0.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +9.2 Gained
  • Green +1.6 Gained
  • Independent +0.5 Gained
  • Conservative -4.1 Lost
  • Labour -6.8 Lost

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Newly-elected Newbury MP follows in father's footsteps

Newly-elected Newbury MP Laura Farris has said she is proud to "follow in the footsteps of her dad".

Her father, Michael McNair-Wilson, was also MP for Newbury, from 1974 to 1992.

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Conservative Mrs Farris beat Liberal Democrat Lee Dillon by 16,047 votes.

She takes over from former Tory MP Richard Benyon who decided to step down at this election.

Newbury: Conservative hold

Laura Farris has been elected MP for Newbury, meaning that the Conservative Party holds the seat with a decreased majority.

The new MP beat Liberal Democrat Lee Dillon by 16,047 votes. This was less than three quarters Richard Benyon’s 24,380 vote majority in the 2017 general election.

James Wilder of the Labour Party came third and the Green Party's Stephen Masters came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 60,000 people, 71.9% 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, Stephen Masters (Green) and Ben Holden-Crowther (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Reading East "too close to call"

Exit poll
BBC

Most of Berkshire's seats are set to stay with the same parties, apart from Reading East, which has been dubbed "too close to forecast" by the BBC's exit poll.

Labour's Matt Rodda gained the seat in 2017 from the Conservative's Rob Wilson, but could lose the seat to the Tories this time round.

The exit poll predicts Alok Sharma will hold his seat in Reading West, who won in 2017 with a majority of just 2,876 votes.

Newbury General Election Debate 2019

Andrew puts your questions to Newbury candidates standing in the 2019 General Election.
Andrew Peach speaks to 2019 Newbury parliamentary candidates Laura Farris for the Conservatives, James Wilder for Labour, Lee Dillon for the Liberal Democrats and Steve Masters for the Green Party. Ben Holden-Crowther, the Independent candidate standing in this election was also asked but did not join the debate.

Newbury: Conservative hold

Election result
BBC

Turnout up in Newbury

Election 2017: Newbury turnout goes up