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

Swindon North

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Justin Tomlinson
    • Votes: 32,584
    • Vote share %: 59.1
    • Vote share change: +5.5
  2. Labour
    Kate Linnegar
    • Votes: 16,413
    • Vote share %: 29.8
    • Vote share change: -8.6
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Katie Critchlow
    • Votes: 4,408
    • Vote share %: 8.0
    • Vote share change: +4.4
  4. Green
    Andy Bentley
    • Votes: 1,710
    • Vote share %: 3.1
    • Vote share change: +1.5

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 16,171
  • Registered voters: 82,441
  • % share:
    66.9%
  • Change since 2017: -1.6

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 59.1%
Labour 29.8%
Liberal Democrat 8.0%
Green 3.1%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +5.5 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +4.4 Gained
  • Green +1.5 Gained
  • Labour -8.6 Lost

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James Bond keeps a watchful eye on the count in Swindon

Swindon count
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No Mr Bond, we expect you to count votes...

007 is watching over proceedings in Swindon. But did he have a licence to vote?

Swindon North's Labour candidate 'devastated' at loss

Daniel Garrett

BBC News

Swindon North Labour candidate Kate Linnegar
BBC

Swindon North Labour candidate Kate Linnegar said: “I’m very disappointed.

"I’m going to go home and have a large rest and sort out my house as I’ve been doing 10 hours a day door knocking.

"We’ve spoken to over 5,000 people and some of those people told me they need a Labour government.

"So I’m very disappointed. I am devastated.”

'No chickens being counted' by Robert Buckland in Swindon South

Robert Buckland, whose Swindon South seat is more marginal than the Swindon North seat just won by his Tory colleague Justin Tomlinson, says he is feeling quietly confident.

Talking to Andrew Neil on BBC One he said he wanted to wait a little longer before making any predictions.

"They are opening the ballot boxes now so I'm not going to count my chickens," he said.

"But it looks like an encouraging start in south Swindon."

Declaration in Swindon North

Declaration in Swindon North

This is the moment it was confirmed Justin Tomlinson had held Swindon North for the Conservatives.

Turnout there was 67.15%.

Will it be double joy for the Tories in Swindon?

Robert Buckland, left, and Justin Tomlinson right
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Robert Buckland, left, and Justin Tomlinson held onto their seats in the 2017 general election

With the Conservatives holding Swindon North with an increased majority, thoughts now turn to the town's other constituency - Swindon South.

While things didn't go to plan for Theresa May in the 2017 General Election, the Tories did hold on in the constituency, with Robert Buckland seeing off the challenge of Labour's Sarah Church.

The indications from Swindon's first result, with Justin Tomlinson earning 32,584 votes compared to Labour's Kate Linnegar's 16,413, will give the Conservative supporters of the town being all blue.

Swindon North: Conservative hold

Justin Tomlinson has been re-elected as the MP for Swindon North, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Kate Linnegar by 16,171 votes, 7,836 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Katie Critchlow of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Andy Bentley came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.6 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 55,000 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.

One of the four candidates, Andy Bentley (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingSwindon North: Con Hold

The seat has been held by Justin Tomlinson, who first won it in 2010. He took 32,584 votes. Labour took 16,413. Turnout was 67.15%.

Conservatives arrive together at Swindon count

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland, who has represented Swindon South since 2010, arrived at the count at the STEAM site with Justin Tomlinson, who won the Swindon North seat in the same year.

The Conservative leader of Swindon Borough Council David Reynard said: “I’m feeling very positive we’ll hold both Swindon seats with increased majorities, and looking at the ballot papers on the tables that is going to be quite comfortable.”

David Reynard
BBC