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After 650 of 650 seats

Bedfordshire North East

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

CON

Conservative

Alistair Burt Votes 39,139 header_vote_share 60.9 Net percentage change in seats +1.5
Party

LAB

Labour

Julian Vaughan Votes 18,277 header_vote_share 28.5 Net percentage change in seats +12.7
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Stephen Rutherford Votes 3,693 header_vote_share 5.8 Net percentage change in seats -0.1
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Duncan Strachan Votes 1,896 header_vote_share 3.0 Net percentage change in seats -11.7
Party

GRN

Green Party

Philippa Fleming Votes 1,215 header_vote_share 1.9 Net percentage change in seats -2.4

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

20,862

Turnout

73.8%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 60.9
Labour 28.5
Liberal Democrat 5.8
UKIP 3.0
Green Party 1.9

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+12.7
Conservative
+1.5
Liberal Democrat
-0.1
Green Party
-2.4
UKIP
-11.7

Latest updates

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
BBC

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
BBC

Result in: North East Bedfordshire MP says 'we've won but not in way we wanted'

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

It's a case of last but not least for Alistair Burt in North East Bedfordshire.

It was the final result of the night for Beds, Bucks and Herts, and although the Conservative MP won by 20,862 votes he lost 11.2% of his share.

He says he's "conscious" of this loss and it was partly down to an "anti-Conservative vote".

He understands the repercussions and says he's "picked up an important message from where we started".

He added there now needs to be a "serious inquest" in the Tory party and although they have won, it's "not in the way we wanted".

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BreakingConservatives hold North East Bedfordshire

Alistair Burt (Con) has held his seat for North East Bedfordshire.

We're nearly there

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

We are just waiting on two results now.

They are for Milton Keynes North and North East Bedfordshire.

The main news is all our parties have held their seats apart from in Bedford, where it changed from Conservative to Labour.

North East Bedfordshire: Constituency profile

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

If you're looking for a safe seat in Bedfordshire, they don’t come much safer (on paper at least) than North East Bedfordshire where Alistair Burt currently sits on a majority of a whopping 25,644 from the 2015 election.

Alistair Burt
Conservative Party

It’s another seat that’s been Tory since it was formed, with Burt representing them since 2001.

He’ll be facing the challenge from four other candidates this time, with Julian Vaughan (Labour), Stephen Rutherford (Lib Dem), Phillipa Fleming (Greens) and Duncan Strachan (UKIP) hoping to win the race against the keen marathon runner.

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The deadline to register is 22 May
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Alistair Burt
, have the following results:
  • 34,891 total votes taken.
  • 59.5% share of the total vote
  • +3.7% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Saqhib Ali
, have the following results:
  • 9,247 total votes taken.
  • 15.8% share of the total vote
  • -0.4% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Adrianne Smyth
, have the following results:
  • 8,579 total votes taken.
  • 14.6% share of the total vote
  • +10.5% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Peter Morris
, have the following results:
  • 3,418 total votes taken.
  • 5.8% share of the total vote
  • -15.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Mark Bowler
, have the following results:
  • 2,537 total votes taken.
  • 4.3% share of the total vote
  • +4.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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