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

Herefordshire North

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Bill Wiggin
    • Votes: 32,158
    • Vote share %: 63.0
    • Vote share change: +1.0
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Phillip Howells
    • Votes: 7,302
    • Vote share %: 14.3
    • Vote share change: +2.6
  3. Labour
    Joe Wood
    • Votes: 6,804
    • Vote share %: 13.3
    • Vote share change: -5.6
  4. Green
    Ellie Chowns
    • Votes: 4,769
    • Vote share %: 9.3
    • Vote share change: +3.8

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 24,856
  • Registered voters: 70,252
  • % share:
    72.6%
  • Change since 2017: -1.4

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 63.0%
Liberal Democrat 14.3%
Labour 13.3%
Green 9.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Green +3.8 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.6 Gained
  • Conservative +1.0 Gained
  • Labour -5.6 Lost

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Herefordshire North: Conservative hold

Bill Wiggin has been re-elected as the MP for Herefordshire North, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Liberal Democrat Phillip Howells by 24,856 votes, 3,254 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Joe Wood of the Labour Party came third and the Green Party's Ellie Chowns came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.4 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 51,000 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.

All four candidates keep their deposits, after receiving more than 5% of the votes.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingResult: Conservatives hold Herefordshire North

Bill Wiggin has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Herefordshire North with a majority of 24,856 votes.

He secured a total of more than 32,000 votes, with Phillip Howells for the Liberal Democrats coming second with 7,302.

MP criticised over Bermuda job

Tom Edwards

Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

The North Herefordshire MP Bill Wiggin has been criticised after taking on a second job for an offshore financial company.

The latest Register of Members' Interests has been released online in which MPs have to declare their earnings for taking on second jobs.

Bill Wiggin
Conservative Party

It shows Conservative Mr Wiggin is being paid about £19,000-a-year as the managing director of a Bermuda-based firm called Emerging Asset Management.

The company advises people on how they can launch new hedge funds in tax havens.

Hereford's Labour Party branch has called for him to quit the job, but Mr Wiggin insists that he has done nothing wrong.

Slideshow: General election results for Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Here are the full results for each of the constituencies in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

General election results for Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Conservative MP Bill Wiggin praises Labour campaign

Conservative MP Bill Wiggin praises Labour campaign
The Conservatives have held Herefordshire North.

Bill Wiggin, who polled 62% of the vote, had 31,097 votes, a majority 21,602.

'We need stability and reliable leadership' - Bill Wiggin

Conservative MP for North Herefordshire, Bill Wiggin, is backing Teresa May to stay on as prime minister and lead Britain into the Brexit negotiations. She is due to make a statement at 10:00.

Mr Wiggin increased his majority to 21,602.

Election result
BBC

I think we need to go into the Brexit negotiations, we need stability and reliable leadership, and I think Teresa can deliver that. We've got to stick to what we promised and that means getting on with the negotiations."

Bill WigginMP for North Herefordshire