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

Norfolk North

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Duncan Baker
    • Votes: 29,792
    • Vote share %: 58.6
    • Vote share change: +16.9
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Karen Ward
    • Votes: 15,397
    • Vote share %: 30.3
    • Vote share change: -18.1
  3. Labour
    Emma Corlett
    • Votes: 3,895
    • Vote share %: 7.7
    • Vote share change: -2.3
  4. The Brexit Party
    Harry Gwynne
    • Votes: 1,739
    • Vote share %: 3.4
    • Vote share change: +3.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 14,395
  • Registered voters: 70,729
  • % share:
    71.9%
  • Change since 2017: -3.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 58.6%
Liberal Democrat 30.3%
Labour 7.7%
The Brexit Party 3.4%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +16.9 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +3.4 Gained
  • Labour -2.3 Lost
  • Liberal Democrat -18.1 Lost

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Young people's mental health summit taking place in Norfolk

Norman Lamb
PA

The wellbeing and mental health of young people in Norfolk during the pandemic has been the focus of a summit today

The virtual event is being led by the former North Norfolk MP and mental health campaigner, Norman Lamb (pictured), and Norfolk Community Foundation.

Community Foundation chief executive, Claire Cullens, said mental health is becoming an increasingly high profile issue among young people during the coronavirus outbreak.

She said: "We are working with Norman to understand and talk to some of the front-line charities about how that feels and the sorts of things young people are experiencing."

Norfolk MP demands Cummings 'admits' his error

One of the region's Conservative MPs has called for the Prime Minister's chief advisor to admit to an error of judgement and face a reprimand.

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Duncan Baker, MP for North Norfolk, tweeted that Dominic Cummings broke the spirit, if not the letter, of lockdown guidance.

Mr Cummings admitted in a press conference to travelling 260 miles from London to Durham with his wife Mary after the lockdown period had begun.

Mr Baker said he had made his thoughts known to senior figures in the government that Mr Cummings had undermined the whole essence of the "stay at home" message.

He wrote on Twitter that, given his strong stance imploring people not to visit second homes in his coastal constituency, "you can imagine how strongly" he feels about the situation.

Norfolk North: Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Duncan Baker has been elected as the MP for Norfolk North, beating Liberal Democrat Karen Ward by 14,395 votes.

The Conservative Party overturned a 3,512 vote majority to take the formerly Liberal Democrat-held seat.

Emma Corlett of the Labour Party came third and the Brexit Party's Harry Gwynne came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 3.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 51,000 people, 71.9% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

One of the four candidates, Harry Gwynne (The Brexit Party) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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North Norfolk: Conservative gain

North Norfolk, which had been a safe Lib Dem seat since 2001, has seen a huge swing to the Conservatives.

New MP Duncan Baker secured 58.6% of the vote, with the Lib Dems down to just 30.3%

'Brexit has counted against me,' says Lib Dem candidate

North Norfolk's Liberal Democrat candidate Karen Ward admitted the party's pledge to cancel Brexit has counted against her and said the Conservative's message had "resonated" with people.

'Brexit has counted against me,' says Lib Dem candidate

Conservatives say they have 'won' North Norfolk

Robby West

BBC Norfolk political reporter

I'm hearing from a Conservative source that they have won North Norfolk, which would be blow for the Lib Dems.

Former health minister Norman Lamb, who stood down at this election, had held the seat since 2001.

Counting gets under way across the East of England

Analysis: Tense contests in Ipswich and North Norfolk

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

Before today's election, the Conservatives held most of the seats in the East and the expectation is that they will continue to do so.

The Cornhill, Ipswich
Geograph/Michael Wade

But could the party be on the verge of holding nearly EVERY seat in the region?

If its Brexit message has gone down well in this largely leave supporting region, it should take North Norfolk and Ipswich (pictured) and hold its existing seats with increased majorities.

For Labour, it will be a tense night. It currently holds Ipswich, Peterborough and Bedford with majorities of under a thousand - they've been putting a lot of effort into taking Norwich North.

Success in these seats will show the party still has notable support in this region - failure would be a bitter blow.