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

Dorset North

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Simon Hoare
    • Votes: 35,705
    • Vote share %: 63.6
    • Vote share change: -1.3
  2. Liberal Democrat
    David Chadwick
    • Votes: 11,404
    • Vote share %: 20.3
    • Vote share change: +6.8
  3. Labour
    Pat Osborne
    • Votes: 6,737
    • Vote share %: 12.0
    • Vote share change: -6.6
  4. Green
    Ken Huggins
    • Votes: 2,261
    • Vote share %: 4.0
    • Vote share change: +1.1

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 24,301
  • Registered voters: 76,765
  • % share:
    73.1%
  • Change since 2017: +0.1

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 63.6%
Liberal Democrat 20.3%
Labour 12.0%
Green 4.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +6.8 Gained
  • Green +1.1 Gained
  • Conservative -1.3 Lost
  • Labour -6.6 Lost

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Dorset MP defends 'spat at councillor '

North Dorset MP Simon Hoare has defended a local councillor 'spat at' by a member of the public when she volunteered to direct beach traffic.

Dorset councillor Laura Miller said some people were "unwilling to accept" that roads were closed for public safety around beauty spot Durdle Door.

Mr Hoare tweeted: "She does not deserve abuse still less to be spat upon.

"Some people are, to coin an old Labour MP phrase: lower than vermin."

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The Conservative MP also criticised photos taken early on Thursday morning of rubbish on Bournemouth Beach.

He said: "I wonder how many of these unthinking selfish people would contact their MPs about marine pollution or moan to their Council if their street was filthy with rubbish or possibly have children who’ve done projects on effects of plastics in our seas?"

Dorset North: Conservative hold

Simon Hoare has been re-elected as the MP for Dorset North, with a decreased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Liberal Democrat David Chadwick by 24,301 votes, 1,476 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Pat Osborne of the Labour Party came third and the Green Party's Ken Huggins came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 0.9 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 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.

Mr Huggins lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingConservatives hold Dorset North

Simon Hoare has been re-elected with a majority of 24,301 to represent Dorset North.

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Dorset's solid blue electoral landscape

Tristan Pascoe

BBC Radio Solent political reporter

It’s unlikely there will be any huge electoral surprises in Dorset, with all eight seats held by the Conservatives, and none considered as marginal.

Two constituencies (Christchurch, North Dorset) have Tory majorities of more than 25,000. But it doesn’t mean there won’t be anything of interest to watch for.

Take Christchurch which Sir Christopher Chope has held since 1997. During the last Parliament, was branded a "dinosaur" after blocking bills on upskirting and demale genital mutilation - his own constituency association was split over him being adopted again as the Conservative candidate.

The Lib Dems say Mid Dorset and North Poole (held for them by them Annette Brooke 2001 - 2015) is a key target seat for them.

The national Labour narrative of the NHS has featured locally with many candidates in the Bournemouth Poole Christchurch conurbation opposed to the reorganisation of health services locally and the moving of A&E from Poole to Bournemouth.

There will definitely be at least one new MP in the county though. Sir Oliver Letwin, chief agitator for extending Article 50 and delaying Brexit until No Deal had been ruled out, has stepped down from his West Dorset seat after 22 years.

Boris Johnson’s main message of Get Brexit Done was in many senses preaching to the converted in Dorset - where every single electoral district in the county voted to Leave in the 2016 referendum.

Labour 'made history' in Dorset North

Labour has never been second in the Dorset North constituency.

Simon Hoare won the seat with 36,169 votes. Labour's Pat Osborne received 10,392 votes.

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Simon Hoare will 'work to keep Tories top' in Dorset North