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

Norfolk North West

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Conservative
    James Wild
    • Votes: 30,627
    • Vote share %: 65.7
    • Vote share change: +5.5
  2. Labour
    Jo Rust
    • Votes: 10,705
    • Vote share %: 23.0
    • Vote share change: -9.0
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Rob Colwell
    • Votes: 3,625
    • Vote share %: 7.8
    • Vote share change: +4.9
  4. Green
    Andrew De Whalley
    • Votes: 1,645
    • Vote share %: 3.5
    • Vote share change: +1.8

Change compared with 2017


  • CON majority: 19,922
  • Registered voters: 72,080
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: -3.1

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 65.7%
Labour 23.0%
Liberal Democrat 7.8%
Green 3.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +5.5 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +4.9 Gained
  • Green +1.8 Gained
  • Labour -9.0 Lost

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Norfolk North West: Conservative hold

James Wild has been elected MP for Norfolk North West, meaning that the Conservative Party holds the seat with an increased majority.

The new MP beat Labour's Jo Rust by 19,922 votes. This was more than Henry Bellingham’s 13,788 vote majority in the 2017 general election.

Rob Colwell of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Andrew De Whalley came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 3.1 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 47,000 people, 64.7% 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, Andrew De Whalley (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Turnout drops in North West Norfolk

The county's downward trend continues in North West Norfolk, with a 64.9% turnout compared to 67.7% in 2017.

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: