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After 650 of 650 seats

Norfolk North West

Parliamentary constituency


General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats



Henry Bellingham Votes 29,408 header_vote_share 60.2 Net percentage change in seats +8.1



Jo Rust Votes 15,620 header_vote_share 32.0 Net percentage change in seats +9.2



Michael Stone Votes 1,539 header_vote_share 3.2 Net percentage change in seats -14.6


Liberal Democrat

Rupert Moss-Eccardt Votes 1,393 header_vote_share 2.9 Net percentage change in seats -0.7


Green Party

Andrew De Whalley Votes 851 header_vote_share 1.7 Net percentage change in seats -2.0

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 60.2
Labour 32.0
UKIP 3.2
Liberal Democrat 2.9
Green Party 1.7

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Green Party

Latest updates

Taskforce to oversee future of Bircham Newton CITB site

The chief executive of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in West Norfolk says a local task force has been set up to try and work out what will happen to the site and its 600 employees.

Construction worker

The CITB announced last year its headquarters in Bircham Newton may move to Peterborough by 2019 following a government decision for the training board to be smaller and more flexible.

The CITB, which is funded by a levy on building firms, will no longer carry out specialist in-house training, instead this will be met by mobile external private sector providers.

Local authorities, the Conservative MP for North West Norfolk Henry Bellingham and the College of West Anglia in King's Lynn are among those trying to hammer out a plan.

Changes proposed to Norfolk's constituencies

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

Plans to re-draw Norfolk's parliamentary constituencies have been published this morning.

Unlike some parts of the UK, we get off quite lightly. The proposals include reducing the number MPs from 650 to 600, but Norfolk will still have nine MPs, although the size and shape of every seat will change.

House of Commons

Most of the changes are minor but the Mid Norfolk constituency will lose Wymondham (which goes back to South Norfolk) while South West Norfolk will be renamed Thetford & Downham Market and cross the border to take in Littleport in Cambridgeshire.

Labour's Clive Lewis may have to work a little harder to hold on to his Norwich South seat which inherits Conservative-leaning Costessey and Cringleford.

His Conservative neighbour, Chloe Smith, who only has a majority of 507, might feel a little safer as Norwich North will extend into Broadland.

But these are only proposals from the Boundary Commission.

The public has one final say on the plans and then they'll need to be voted on by MPs.

Given how much else is going on at Westminster, and the fact that these plans do not have cross-party support, it is possible that they'll never get approved.

To summarise ....

Mariam Issimdar

BBC News

If you're just catching up with how the electoral picture is looking in Norfolk here's a summary.

All of Norfolk's former MPs have retained their seats although some saw a fall in their majorities, like Chloe Smith for Norwich North.

She only polled 507 more votes than the Labour candidate, Chris Jones.

Other Conservatives, like Brandon Lewis, Henry Bellingham and Liz Truss, increased their majorities.

But of all our MPs it was Labour's Clive Lewis in Norwich South who increased his standing the most, doubling his votes to a whopping 15,000 majority.

Norman Lamb fought hard to retain his North Norfolk seat - which was a major target for the Tories.

His win has been put down to a personal endorsement for his track record:


Sir Henry Bellingham: Brexit 'most important negotiations since end of last war'

Sir Henry Bellingham has retained the North West Norfolk seat for the Conservatives, with a bigger share of the vote than in 2015.

With the picture not looking so good nationally for Theresa May, Sir Henry says people might question whether she should stay as leader. He thinks the Conservatives' manifeso was a big mistake, and the party should have been more involved.

"Theresa May said she wanted an election to seek clarity and she wanted a big majority, she obviously isn't going to get that. I hope she stays as leader because these Brexit negotiations are so important for Britain's future... the toughest, most important this country has faced since the end of the last war.

"The most important thing is we don't have massive distractions within our own political system over the next few months while those discussions get under way.

"She needs to go into those negotiations to get the best deal possible for Britain. We need to have a deal that works for everyone, not just the 52% who voted to come out."

Political map unchanged for Norfolk

All of Norfolk's MPs have retained their seats.

The first to call was Norfolk South, with Richard Bacon returned as Conservative MP shortly before 02:00.

Norwich North was next, with Chloe Smith winning a closely fought contest with Labour's Chris Jones.

Mid Norfolk, North West Norfolk and Great Yarmouth followed in quick succession - all Tory holds, with Labour's Clive Lewis doubling his majority to take Norwich South.

The political map of Norfolk

North Norfolk was next, with Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb winning a battle against the Conservative candidate James Wild.

At around 04:00, South West Norfolk was announced, with Elizabeth Truss retaining the seat - unfortunately she was unable to remain at the count for the results, as she'd been taken ill with a virus.

The last call of the night was Broadland - at around 05:00 Keith Simpson was re-elected as MP.

The headlines so far

We're still awaiting the result for the Broadland seat, but otherwise the political colour of Norfolk hasn't changed.

Map showing constituencys and colours

The Liberal Democrats have held on to North Norfolk, with Norman Lamb seeing his majority increase to 3,512.

Clive Lewis has been re-elected as Labour's MP for Norwich South, taking more than 60% of the share of the votes.

The other constituencies remain in Conservative hands.

It was a close win for Chloe Smith in Norwich North, taking 507 more votes than Labour.

George Freeman increased his majority and held on to the Mid Norfolk seat - with 32,828 votes. Sir Henry Bellingham held on to North West Norfolk, increasing his majority to 13,788.

Great Yarmouth saw Brandon Lewis returned as MP, with 23,901 votes.

Elizabeth Truss was re-elected as MP for South West Norfolk, but a viral infection meant she was unable to remain at the count.

South Norfolk was the first result of the evening - and it was a comfortable win for Richard Bacon. The Conservative candidate holds the seat for the fifth time, with 35,580 votes.

Norfolk North West: Conservative hold

Result graphic

Increased majority for Conservatives in North West Norfolk

Sir Henry Bellingham has held on to the North West Norfolk seat, taking 28,408 votes - seeing an increase of more than 3,500 from 2015.

Sir Henry Bellingham

Jo Rust for Labour was second, with 15,620 votes.

In third place was UKIP's Michael Stone.

Rupert Moss-Eccardt, for the Liberal Democrats, took fourth place with 1,393 votes.

Fifth was Andrew de Whalley, of the Green Party - with 851 votes.

Conservatives retain North West Norfolk

Sir Henry Bellingham holds North West Norfolk



, with candidate Henry Bellingham
, have the following results:
  • 24,727 total votes taken.
  • 52.2% share of the total vote
  • -2.0% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Jo Rust
, have the following results:
  • 10,779 total votes taken.
  • 22.8% share of the total vote
  • +9.5% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Richard Coke
, have the following results:
  • 8,412 total votes taken.
  • 17.8% share of the total vote
  • +13.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Michael de Whalley
, have the following results:
  • 1,780 total votes taken.
  • 3.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Hugh Lanham
, have the following results:
  • 1,673 total votes taken.
  • 3.5% share of the total vote
  • -19.7% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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