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Shropshire NorthParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 35,444
- Vote share %: 62.7
- Vote share change: +2.2
- Votes: 12,495
- Vote share %: 22.1
- Vote share change: -9.0
Liberal DemocratHelen Morgan
- Votes: 5,643
- Vote share %: 10.0
- Vote share change: +4.7
- Votes: 1,790
- Vote share %: 3.2
- Vote share change: +0.1
Shropshire PartyRobert Jones
- Votes: 1,141
- Vote share %: 2.0
- Vote share change: +2.0
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 22,949
- Registered voters: 83,257
- Change since 2017: -1.2
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Owen Paterson has been re-elected as the MP for Shropshire North, with an increased majority.
The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Graeme Currie by 22,949 votes, 6,594 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.
Helen Morgan of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's John Adams came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 1.2 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 57,000 people, roughly two-thirds 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, John Adams (Green) and Robert Jones (Shropshire Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Owen Paterson has been re-elected with a majority of 22,949.
He polled 35,444 and has increased his majority by more than 6,000.
Former environment secretary and North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson says the issue of getting enough seasonal workers to UK farms has always been an issue.
A BBC survey has found that British salad and fruit producers are having trouble recruiting pickers. More than half say they don't know if they'll have enough migrant workers to harvest their crops.
Many growers blame the weak pound and uncertainty over Brexit.
There's no doubt we do need to have a scheme which can bring in targeted skilled workers whether they are fruit pickers or eye surgeons."
Wondered how the vote breaks down across Shropshire as a whole?
NB: UKIP only fielded candidates in two out of the five seats.
North Shropshire's Owen Paterson was returned for a sixth term as an MP overnight.
He conceded it was hard to celebrate with the Tories' overall performance.
Speaking before Theresa May's latest statement, he said: "The rest of the night is a hell of a mess. We've lost some good friends too.
"People like Julian Brazier in Canterbury and Stewart Jackson in Peterbrough are really good guys and we've done good stuff in parliament."
The man who stood for Labour in the North Shropshire constituency, Graeme Currie, said Jeremy Corbyn had "changed politics" and he had proved he was fit to be prime minister.
Mr Currie increased the Labour share of the vote by 11%, but was comfortably beaten by Conservative Owen Paterson.
And he also said that as more people had seen Mr Corbyn on the campaign trail, more people had come to like him.
Politics has changed in this country and what we've seen now is a vote for hope. Jeremy Corbyn has proved himself to be an honest, decent and principled man who is actually fit to lead this country."
Theresa May might not have got the parliamentary backing she wanted, ahead of the Brexit negotiations, but the re-elected MP for North Shropshire says people want her to get on with it regardless.
Owen Paterson was a vocal supporter of the Leave campaign and said the millions of people who voted to leave the EU would lose faith in politics if the government didn't deliver.
Mr Paterson refused to be drawn on where he thought the election left Theresa May personally, rather saying he wanted time to digest the full results from the night and how they broke down.
It was a gutsy decision to call an election, but it just didn't turn out as expected."
There's been praise for Jeremy Corbyn from the defeated Lib Dem candidate in North Shropshire, Tom Thornhill.
He said the Labour leader had "gone out and given a really hopeful, positive message" during the election campaign.
Mr Thornhill contrasted that with the performance of Theresa May over the past month and a half and said all she offered was "luke warm gruel".
She really has phrased it almost as a presidential campaign. She was saying 'strengthen my hand, build me up, strengthen my majority' and of course that isn't how a parliamentary democracy works and I think it's really backfired."