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

Leicestershire North West

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Andrew Bridgen
    • Votes: 33,811
    • Vote share %: 62.8
    • Vote share change: +4.6
  2. Labour
    Terri Eynon
    • Votes: 13,411
    • Vote share %: 24.9
    • Vote share change: -8.5
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Grahame Hudson
    • Votes: 3,614
    • Vote share %: 6.7
    • Vote share change: +0.3
  4. Green
    Carl Benfield
    • Votes: 2,478
    • Vote share %: 4.6
    • Vote share change: +2.5
  5. Independent
    Edward Nudd
    • Votes: 367
    • Vote share %: 0.7
    • Vote share change: +0.7
  6. Libertarian
    Dan Liddicott
    • Votes: 140
    • Vote share %: 0.3
    • Vote share change: +0.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 20,400
  • Registered voters: 78,935
  • % share:
    68.2%
  • Change since 2017: -2.9

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 62.8%
Labour 24.9%
Liberal Democrat 6.7%
Green 4.6%
Independent 0.7%
Libertarian 0.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +4.6 Gained
  • Green +2.5 Gained
  • Independent +0.7 Gained
  • Libertarian +0.3 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +0.3 Gained
  • Labour -8.5 Lost

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Leicestershire North West: Conservative hold

Andrew Bridgen has been re-elected as the MP for Leicestershire North West, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Terri Eynon by 20,400 votes, 7,114 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Grahame Hudson of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Carl Benfield came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.9 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 54,000 people, 68.2% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Three of the six candidates, Carl Benfield (Green), Edward Nudd (independent) and Dan Liddicott (Libertarian) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Bridgen victory thanks to 'a vote for happiness'

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

"You can't buy happiness - but you can vote for it," said Andrew Bridgen after he was named as the winner of the North West Leicestershire constituency.

He was speaking about the area topping a recent happiness poll for the East Midlands.

Andrew Bridgen
BBC

The MP, who received a majority of 20,400 in the polls, said the constituency was a "very different" seat to the one he was first elected to in 2010.

"It was considered the most deprived seat in Leicestershire," he said.

As well as topping happiness polls he said the area was now recognised for its economic prosperity.

BreakingConservatives hold North West Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Success for Andrew Bridgen in North West Leicestershire - the Conservative MP has been the representative for the constituency since 2010.

Tea and tree at Whitwick count

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

It looks like some Christmas cheer is needed in North West Leicestershire.

This is the extent of their festivities.

Christmas tree
BBC

Turnout slightly down in North West Leicestershire

Jo Bostock

Journalist, BBC Radio Leicester

Counting has begun at the Hermitage Leisure Centre in Whitwick.

The returning officer for the North West Leicestershire count has said the overall turnout was 69% with 54,044 votes cast.

That's down on the 2017 general election where turnout was 71%.

The former Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen is still smiling and the atmosphere here is very relaxed.

Andrew Bridgen
BBC

Libertarian candidate hopes to set new record

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Still smiling, engineering company director Dan Liddicott waits for news at the North West Leicestershire count as he bids to achieve an election landmark for the fledgling Libertarian Party.

Dan Liddicott
BBC

If he takes more than a 0.4% share of the vote (and greater than 213 votes) he will out-poll the current record holder for the movement.

"All I want is 0.5% to take the title," he said.

Five Libertarian candidates are standing at the 2019 election, the others being in Chicester, Stroud, Sevenoaks and Crewe & Nantwich.

Ballots arrive at Leicestershire count

Alex Regan

BBC News

Ballots from across the Leicestershire North West constituency are arriving at the count in Whitwick.

The Conservative's Andrew Bridgen is defending the seat, in 2017 he returned to the Commons with a comfortable majority of 13,286.

Leicestershire North West
BBC