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

Thanet North

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Roger Gale
    • Votes: 30,066
    • Vote share %: 62.4
    • Vote share change: +6.2
  2. Labour
    Coral Jones
    • Votes: 12,877
    • Vote share %: 26.7
    • Vote share change: -7.3
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Angie Curwen
    • Votes: 3,439
    • Vote share %: 7.1
    • Vote share change: +3.9
  4. Green
    Rob Edwards
    • Votes: 1,796
    • Vote share %: 3.7
    • Vote share change: +2.0

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 17,189
  • Registered voters: 72,811
  • % share:
    66.2%
  • Change since 2017: -0.3

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 62.4%
Labour 26.7%
Liberal Democrat 7.1%
Green 3.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +6.2 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.9 Gained
  • Green +2.0 Gained
  • Labour -7.3 Lost

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Key road to be upgraded in Johnson's economic recovery plan

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A key A-road in Kent is to be upgraded as part of a £5bn investment plan unveiled by Boris Johnson to help the UK bounce back from the coronavirus crisis.

The A299 Thanet Way Renewal scheme will receive £3.98m from the government, along with £442,000 of local funding, to proceed.

The announcement came as the PM vowed to "use this moment" to fix longstanding economic problems.

Thanet South MP Craig Mackinlay welcomed the plans, saying the A299 Thanet Way upgrade will "bring huge benefits to our local area, alleviating traffic problems, reducing congestion, pollution and better connecting our community with the rest of the country".

MP criticises long-distance coronavirus testing

An MP says it’s "not acceptable" that key workers in his constituency have been told to travel more than 100 miles to be tested for coronavirus.

Sir Roger Gale, who represents North Thanet in Kent, said some of his constituents have been told to travel as far as Ipswich and Portsmouth.

He said no one should be travelling across the country for tests, and anyone asked to do so should contact him.

Sir Roger tweeted: "Some key workers have been asked to travel to Greenwich, Ipswich and Portsmouth for Covid-19 tests. That is not acceptable or necessary. There is a test centre in Canterbury."

Thanet North: Conservative hold

Roger Gale has been re-elected as the MP for Thanet North, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Coral Jones by 17,189 votes, 6,451 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Angie Curwen of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Rob Edwards came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.3 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 48,000 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, Rob Edwards (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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THANET NORTH RESULT: Conservative hold

Sir Roger Gale's tenure as MP for Thanet North began at the 1983 election, and has been extended for another five years, this time round increasing his majority by 7,000.

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Thanet North: Conservative hold

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