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

Cambridgeshire North West

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Shailesh Vara
    • Votes: 40,307
    • Vote share %: 62.5
    • Vote share change: +3.8
  2. Labour
    Cathy Cordiner-Achenbach
    • Votes: 14,324
    • Vote share %: 22.2
    • Vote share change: -8.3
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Bridget Smith
    • Votes: 6,881
    • Vote share %: 10.7
    • Vote share change: +5.7
  4. Green
    Nicola Day
    • Votes: 3,021
    • Vote share %: 4.7
    • Vote share change: +2.7

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 25,983
  • Registered voters: 94,909
  • % share:
    68.0%
  • Change since 2017: -0.6

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 62.5%
Labour 22.2%
Liberal Democrat 10.7%
Green 4.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +5.7 Gained
  • Conservative +3.8 Gained
  • Green +2.7 Gained
  • Labour -8.3 Lost

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Cambridgeshire North West: Conservative hold

Shailesh Vara has been re-elected as the MP for Cambridgeshire North West, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Cathy Cordiner-Achenbach by 25,983 votes, 7,975 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Bridget Smith of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Nicola Day came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.6 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 65,000 people, 68% 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, Nicola Day (Green) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Cambridgeshire North West: Conservative hold

Conservative MP Shailesh Vara has been re-elected.

Shailesh Vara
UK Parliament

Partial recount in North West Cambridgeshire

The North West Cambridgeshire count has been delayed slightly due to a recount of the Yaxley ward.

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Conservatives 'quietly confident' of Peterborough gain

Analysis from BBC East Political Correspondent Ben Schofield at the East of England Showground, where votes are being counted for the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire North West constituencies.

Analysis from Ben Schofield

MP raises Peterborough gridlock in Commons

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

The woes of Peterborough drivers earlier this week were raised in Parliament yesterday by the MP for North West Cambridgeshire.

Roadworks which shut the entry slip road on to the A1 at junction 17 caused gridlock around the city, with drivers using other routes as diversions - causing further delays.

Shailesh Vara told the Commons that it was "down to a decision by Highways England".

Shailesh Vara
BBC

"That decision was taken by Highways England without any consultation to local stakeholders, with inadequate notice to motorists and with ill regard for a diverted route," he said.

Mr Vara called on the transport secretary to ensure the agency acted "in the best interests of the community rather than unilaterally".