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

Newcastle-under-Lyme

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Aaron Bell
    • Votes: 23,485
    • Vote share %: 52.5
    • Vote share change: +4.4
  2. Labour
    Carl Greatbatch
    • Votes: 16,039
    • Vote share %: 35.9
    • Vote share change: -12.3
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Nigel Jones
    • Votes: 2,361
    • Vote share %: 5.3
    • Vote share change: +1.6
  4. The Brexit Party
    Jason Cooper
    • Votes: 1,921
    • Vote share %: 4.3
    • Vote share change: +4.3
  5. Green
    Carl Johnson
    • Votes: 933
    • Vote share %: 2.1
    • Vote share change: +2.1

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 7,446
  • Registered voters: 68,211
  • % share:
    65.6%
  • Change since 2017: -1.2

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 52.5%
Labour 35.9%
Liberal Democrat 5.3%
The Brexit Party 4.3%
Green 2.1%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +4.4 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +4.3 Gained
  • Green +2.1 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +1.6 Gained
  • Labour -12.3 Lost

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Aaron Bell: First Newcastle Tory in 100 years

Aaron Bell has become the first Conservative MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme in 100 years.

"It is a verdict on people who sought to frustrate and upset Brexit," he said.

Making his election speech he said he was excited to be part of a Conservative majority that will finally deliver Brexit.

General Election 2019: First Tory MP for 100 years

He took 23,485 votes compared to his Labour rival, Carl Greatbatch, who took 16,039.

Newcastle-under-Lyme: Conservative gain

Aaron Bell has been elected as the MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, beating Labour's Carl Greatbatch by 7,446 votes.

The Conservative Party overturned a 30 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.

Nigel Jones of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Brexit Party's Jason Cooper came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.2 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 45,000 people, roughly two-thirds 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, Jason Cooper (The Brexit Party) and Carl Johnson (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingResult: Conservatives gain Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Conservatives have gained Newcastle-under-Lyme, ending a century of Labour representation.

Labour's Paul Farrelly had a majority of just 30 votes at the last election which Aaron Bell has now increased to 7,446 for the Conservatives.

Aaron Bell
BBC

'Labour is the home of the Metropolitan left'

Cath Mackie

BBC News

"This (Labour) is the home of the Metropolitan left and it no longer speaks to places like Newcastle-under-Lyme."

So says the Staffordshire town's Conservative candidate, Aaron Bell, who is predicted to gain the seat from Labour.

Labour has 'lost touch'

The Labour candidate says voters told him they would not be voting Labour this time because of Brexit, but "come back and see me next time as I'll vote Labour again."

'It's down to Brexit' Labour supporters say

Cath Mackie

BBC News

The last ballot box has arrived at Newcastle-under-Lyme where verification and then counting can now get under way.

The NHS has been a big issue for people, Labour supporters tell us, but they are not confident of keeping hold of the seat...and it will be down to Brexit.

Counting is under way in Newcastle-under-Lyme

They are right to be worried. The exit poll predicts Newcastle-under-Lyme could go Conservative.

Staffordshire strongholds set to turn blue

Sophie Calvert

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

Some seats held by Labour for decades may swing to the Conservatives tonight - especially in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

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Stoke-on-Trent North and Stoke-on-Trent Central have both been held by Labour since the seats were created in 1950, so a Conservative MP in these constituencies would be a first.

Newcastle-under-Lyme and Crewe and Nantwich are both marginal seats - the latter held by Labour since 2017.