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

Bedfordshire North East

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Richard Fuller
    • Votes: 38,443
    • Vote share %: 59.1
    • Vote share change: -1.8
  2. Labour
    Julian Vaughan
    • Votes: 14,160
    • Vote share %: 21.8
    • Vote share change: -6.7
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Daniel Norton
    • Votes: 7,999
    • Vote share %: 12.3
    • Vote share change: +6.6
  4. Independent
    Adam Zerny
    • Votes: 2,525
    • Vote share %: 3.9
    • Vote share change: +3.9
  5. Green
    Philippa Fleming
    • Votes: 1,891
    • Vote share %: 2.9
    • Vote share change: +1.0

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 24,283
  • Registered voters: 90,679
  • % share:
    71.7%
  • Change since 2017: -1.7

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 59.1%
Labour 21.8%
Liberal Democrat 12.3%
Independent 3.9%
Green 2.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +6.6 Gained
  • Independent +3.9 Gained
  • Green +1.0 Gained
  • Conservative -1.8 Lost
  • Labour -6.7 Lost

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General election 2019: What happened in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire has seen no change to its party representation but there are two new MPs - unless you count Richard Fuller who has returned to Parliament in a new constituency, making it three.

  • In Bedford, Mohammad Yasin has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Bedford, with a decreased majority. There were just 145 votes between Labour and Conservative candidate Ryan Henson
  • Labour still has two MPs in Luton with Sarah Owen elected MP for Luton North after Kelvin Hopkins stood down and his daughter, Rachel Hopkins, elected for Luton South. She replaces Gavin Shuker, who left the Labour party in February and became "convener" of the Independent Group
  • The Conservatives have held North East Bedfordshire, with Richard Fuller elected after Alistair Burt stood down. Fuller has previously been MP for Bedford until he lost his seat on 2017
  • Elsewhere, Nadine Dorries has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Bedfordshire Mid and in Bedfordshire South West, Conservative Andrew Selous has been re-elected - both with increased majorities

Bedfordshire North East: Conservative hold

Richard Fuller has been elected MP for Bedfordshire North East, meaning that the Conservative Party holds the seat with an increased majority.

The new MP beat Labour's Julian Vaughan by 24,283 votes. This was more than Alistair Burt’s 20,862 vote majority in the 2017 general election.

Daniel Norton of the Liberal Democrats came third and independent candidate Adam Zerny came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.7 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 65,000 people, 71.7% 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, Adam Zerny (independent) and Philippa Fleming (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingNorth East Bedfordshire: Conservative hold

Richard Fuller is the newly elected Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire. The former Tory MP stood down before the election.

Analysis: Bedfordshire seats contested

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

Bedfordshire is split between the Conservatives and Labour. The Tories tend to hold on to more rural seats like Mid Beds, South West Beds and North East Beds, although there will be a new MP in the latter, following Alistair Burt’s decision to stand down.

Luton's Park Square
Geograph/Robin Stott

In Luton, (pictured) the North and South seats are both Independent currently for different reasons. Kelvin Hopkins in the North, who won’t stand again, was suspended by Labour over sexual harassment claims that he denies, while in the South, Gavin Shuker has been Independent since leaving Labour in the Spring and will stand again.

Labour have held both seats since 1997, and Kelvin’s daughter Rachel, stands in the South. Which leaves Bedford and Kempston, which Labour hold by just 789 votes from the Tories after 2017.

Alistair Burt a contender for Priti Patel's job

The MP for North East Bedfordshire, Alistair Burt, has been named as a potential replacement for the International Development Secretary, Priti Patel.

Alistair Burt
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She was forced to resign yesterday for holding undeclared meetings with Israeli officials.

Mr Burt is currently a minister of state at both the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.

He backed the Remain campaign in the EU referendum in 2016, unlike Ms Patel, who voted Leave.

An announcement by Theresa May is expected soon.

More local ministerial appointments in May's government

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

As prime minister Theresa May's reshuffle continues there are ministerial appointments for three more local MPs.

North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt returns to the Foreign Office, Steve Baker - the MP for Wycombe - becomes under secretary of state for the Department for Exiting the European Union, and Milton Keynes North MP Mark Lancaster becomes Minister of State for Defence.

Alistair Burt
Conservative Party
Alistair Burt
Steve Baker
Conservative Party
Steve Baker
Mark Lancaster
Conservative Party
Mark Lancaster

Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning and North East Herts MP Oliver Heald leave the government.

Burt returns to cabinet after reshuffle

The MP for North East Bedfordshire has been reappointed to Theresa May's government after a cabinet reshuffle.

Tory veteran Alistair Burt was a junior minister under John Major.

Alistair Burt
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He returns to the frontbench after being left out of Mrs May's first administration in 2015.

Mr Burt will return to the Foreign Office, where he had previously been a minister from 2010 to 2013 in a joint capacity with the Department for International Development.

Also included in the ministerial appointments is Mark Lancaster, the MP for Milton Keynes North, who joins the Ministry of Defence.

Bedfordshire North East: Conservative hold

Election result
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