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CON GAIN FROM LAB
- Votes: 23,485
- Vote share %: 52.5
- Vote share change: +4.4
- Votes: 16,039
- Vote share %: 35.9
- Vote share change: -12.3
Liberal DemocratNigel Jones
- Votes: 2,361
- Vote share %: 5.3
- Vote share change: +1.6
The Brexit PartyJason Cooper
- Votes: 1,921
- Vote share %: 4.3
- Vote share change: +4.3
- Votes: 933
- Vote share %: 2.1
- Vote share change: +2.1
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 7,446
- Registered voters: 68,211
- Change since 2017: -1.2
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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.
He took 23,485 votes compared to his Labour rival, Carl Greatbatch, who took 16,039.
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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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.
"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.
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."
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.
They are right to be worried. The exit poll predicts Newcastle-under-Lyme could go Conservative.
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.
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.