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

Devon North

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Selaine Saxby
    • Votes: 31,479
    • Vote share %: 56.6
    • Vote share change: +10.8
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Alex White
    • Votes: 16,666
    • Vote share %: 30.0
    • Vote share change: -8.0
  3. Labour
    Finola ONeill
    • Votes: 5,097
    • Vote share %: 9.2
    • Vote share change: -3.5
  4. Green
    Robbie Mack
    • Votes: 1,759
    • Vote share %: 3.2
    • Vote share change: +1.8
  5. Independent
    Steve Cotten
    • Votes: 580
    • Vote share %: 1.0
    • Vote share change: +1.0

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 14,813
  • Registered voters: 75,853
  • % share:
    73.3%
  • Change since 2017: -0.2

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 56.6%
Liberal Democrat 30.0%
Labour 9.2%
Green 3.2%
Independent 1.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +10.8 Gained
  • Green +1.8 Gained
  • Independent +1.0 Gained
  • Labour -3.5 Lost
  • Liberal Democrat -8.0 Lost

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Devon North votes in first female MP

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

This is the moment Selaine Saxby became the first female MP in the Devon North constituency.

The Conservatives retained the seat after incumbent Peter Heaton-Jones decided not to stand in a third election.

Devon North: Conservative hold

Selaine Saxby has been elected MP for Devon North, meaning that the Conservative Party holds the seat with an increased majority.

The new MP beat Liberal Democrat Alex White by 14,813 votes. This was considerably more than Peter Heaton-Jones’s 4,332 vote majority in the 2017 general election.

Finola ONeill of the Labour Party came third and the Green Party's Robbie Mack came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.2 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 56,000 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.

Two of the five candidates, Robbie Mack (Green) and Steve Cotten (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Conservatives make gains across the board

Ben Chapple

BBC News Online

The Conservative Party has secured more votes in all seven of the South West results to be declared so far than in the 2017 election.

In the six seats they have held, the party has increased its votes in the past two elections.

Even in Exeter, where Labour MP Ben Bradshaw was returned, the number of votes received increased in the past two elections - this time round it was 1,260 more compared to a loss of 4,454 for Labour.

Graph
BBC

Conservatives hold North Devon seat

Hayley Westcott

BBC News Online

The Conservatives have held the North Devon seat.

Selaine Saxby received 31,479 of the votes with the Liberal Democrats finishing second with 16,666 votes.

Selaine Saxby
BBC

General Election 2019: South West turnouts so far

Estimates and confirmed figures from across Devon and Cornwall:

  • Cornwall North - 74.2%
  • Cornwall South East 75%
  • Newton Abbot - 73%
  • North Devon - 73.5%
  • Plymouth Sutton and Devonport 68.48%
  • Torbay - 67.38%
  • Totnes - 74.97%
  • Torridge and West Devon - 74.58%
  • Truro and Falmouth - 77%

Election 2019 Devon: North Devon

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Barnstaple
BBC

The seat of North Devon is to have a new MP in the 2019 general election no matter what.

That's because Peter Heaton-Jones, the former journalist who won the seat in 2015, announced in October that he was standing down after a change in his "family circumstances".

The constituency contains two of north Devon main towns - Barnstaple (pictured above) and Ilfracombe - and has been a Conservative-Liberal marginal since its creation in 1950.

North Devon statistics
BBC

It was the electoral home to one of the most infamous figures in British politics: Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe, who held the seat from 1959 until 1979.

He lost heavily to the Conservatives when his life was engulfed in scandal and he faced trial on conspiracy and incitement to murder charges, of which he was later cleared.

The 2019 poll may be less likely to be throwing up such stories, but the Liberal Democrats saw a drop in votes of nearly 20% in 2015 before a 9% rise in 2017.

This means again it looks like it will be the now usual two-horse race between the Tories and the Liberals, even though Labour, the Greens and an independent candidate are also standing.

You can find out more about the area's candidates and previous election results here.

General Election 2019: Jo Swinson on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said during a trip to Cornwall that her party could be the one that caused big problems for Boris Johnson as he sought a parliamentary majority.

Jo Swinson quote
BBC

General Election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Housing is, of course, a hot topic nationally.

In the South West, many areas have high house prices and high rents, which coupled with the region's low salaries causes many difficulties for people just trying to keep a roof over their head.

Jeremy Corbyn addressed some of these problems during a campaigning visit to Falmouth.

Jeremy Corbyn in Falmouth
BBC

General Election 2019: Boris Johnson on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Boris Johnson in a hpsital in Cornwall
PA Media
Boris Johnson's visits to the South West included this appearance at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance

The prime minister and Conservative Party leader was interviewed several times during visits to the South West.

This is some of what he said about the region and what his party planned to deliver:

  • On the NHS after being questioned on hospitals frequently being on high alert and having to turn away patients: "We are putting in the biggest cash boost in memory... but there is more to do."
  • On improving train lines in the South West, particularly on the main line on the coast at Dawlish, which can be susceptible to bad weather: "We will put in the £80m needed to fix the line at Dawlish that is needed and come up with a proper long-term solution."
  • On fishing: "We will absolutely maximize the interests of fishermen in the South West and across the whole of the UK."
  • On the South West Water rebate of £50 a year per customer because SWW bills are the highest in Britain: "We're committed to funding through the whole of the next Parliament."

Election 2019: North Devon count in darkness

BBC Spotlight

Half of the count in North Devon is in darkness after someone turned off the wrong switch!

The lights were back on after about half an hour.

Count in darkness
BBC