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After 650 of 650 seats

Northampton South

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Andrew Lewer Votes 19,231 header_vote_share 46.9 Net percentage change in seats +5.3
Party

LAB

Labour

Kevin McKeever Votes 18,072 header_vote_share 44.0 Net percentage change in seats +12.2
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Rose Gibbins Votes 1,630 header_vote_share 4.0 Net percentage change in seats -14.3
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Jill Hope Votes 1,405 header_vote_share 3.4 Net percentage change in seats -0.9
Party

GRN

Green Party

Scott Mabbutt Votes 696 header_vote_share 1.7 Net percentage change in seats -1.9

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

1,159

Turnout

66.5%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 46.9
Labour 44.0
UKIP 4.0
Liberal Democrat 3.4
Green Party 1.7

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+12.2
Conservative
+5.3
Liberal Democrat
-0.9
Green Party
-1.9
UKIP
-14.3

Latest updates

New Northampton South MP says it's 'very different' to past public office experience

The newly elected MP for Northampton South, Andrew Lewer, has told BBC Radio Northampton that he's excited by the prospect of representing his new constituency at parliament.

Mr Lewer was voted in with a majority of 1,159 (2,634 votes down on outgoing Conservative MP David Mackintosh)

He has previously served as the leader of Derbyshire County Council, and more recently as an MEP for the East Midlands.

Northampton South
BBC

"It's very different," he said. "It's a sort of a combination in a way of my time as a county council leader, and as an MEP.

"The council was purely executive; the European Parliament was purely legislative. The Westminster parliament is actually a bit of both."

Earlier this week, Mr Lewer attended a meeting of the party's backbench 1922 Committee, where Prime Minister Theresa May was pressed for more details on talks with the DUP.

Andrew Lewer
BBC

The committee is made up of all Conservative backbenchers - the name is taken from the year in which its original members were elected.

Mr Lewer added that the meeting was "more lively and raucous" than such meetings are in Brussels, but added that "the Prime Minister got a very warm welcome and set out quite firmly her intention to govern".

Tim Farron quits: Local Lib Dem says 'philosophical issues' troubled outgoing leader

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Northampton South at the general election says outgoing party leader Tim Farron "knew when he ought to resign".

Mr Farron, who had led the Lib Dems since July 2015, resigned from his position yesterday citing that he became "torn" between his Christian faith and his duties as leader of a political party.

"It's very difficult for him as a committed Christian to deal with some of the philosophical issues that come up in elections," said Jill Hope, who polled 3.4% of the votes in the seat won by Andrew Lewer of the Conservatives.

Jill Hope
BBC

"But remember that Tim Farron did vote in favour of gay marriage. It's a difficult issue and he's wrestled with it for many years."

In a statement last night, Mr Farron said he should have dealt "more wisely" with questions relating to his faith during the election campaign, including his views on gay sex.

Church leaders praised Mr Farron. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was "honourable and decent".

"Give Tim his due," Hope added. "As a party leader he made a decision and he knew when he ought to resign.

"I wish some of the other party leaders would come to the same conclusion."

Possible successors for the leadership include former ministers Sir Vince Cable, Jo Swinson, Sir Ed Davey and Norman Lamb.

'Tories need to get back to governing the country'

Northampton South Green candidate Scott Mabbutt has posted this comment on his Twitter account...

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Mr Mabbutt finished last in the Northampton South poll with 696 votes, as Andrew Lewer held the seat for the Conservatives.

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McKeever 'really proud' as Labour closes gap on Conservatives in Northampton South

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Northampton South: Conservative hold

Election Graphic
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What's happened in Northamptonshire overnight?

If you're just waking up, it's as you were in Northamptonshire, but it's been a difficult ride for our seven new Tory MPs - as it has been nationally for the Conservatives.

  • In Northampton North, the majority for Michael Ellis now stands at just 807 after the vote went down to the wire with former Labour MP Sally Keeble
  • Likewise in Northampton South - new Conservative candidate Andrew Lewer pipped Kevin McKeever by just 1,159 votes, in a night of Labour resurgence and UKIP decline
  • In Daventry, however, it was pretty much as you were for Chris Heaton-Harris, who largely maintained his 40% majority from 2015
  • Same for Northamptonshire South, where Andrea Leadsom maintained her large majority despite losing 3,576 votes
  • The Labour swing in Corby failed to materialise, with Tom Pursglove marginally increasing his majority
  • In Kettering, Philip Hollobone won comfortably but lost ground to Labour
  • Likewise in Wellingborough, where fellow Brexiteer Peter Bone won comfortably but had to fend off an increase in Labour vote share of 14.5%

Minority voice in Northampton

graffiti
BBC

This graffiti has been daubed on a wall in the St Michael's car park in Northampton.

But the protest didn't quite work - both Tory MPs for the town managed to hold on to their seats, but both with smaller majorities.

Blue, blue, electric blue: Northamptonshire shows its colours

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

And there you have it. Seven constituencies. Seven Conservative MPs.

Each clung on to their seats, including the one vacated by David Mackintosh in Northampton South.

The county's MPs are:

  • Corby: Tom Pursglove
  • Daventry: Chris Heaton-Harris
  • Kettering: Philip Hollobone
  • Northampton North: Michael Ellis
  • Northampton South: Andrew Lewer
  • South Northamptonshire: Andrea Leadsom
  • Wellingborough: Peter Bone

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BBC

BreakingResult just in: Northampton South declares blue

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

They're coming in think and fast now - Northampton South has declared.

The Conservatives have held the seat formerly occupied by David Mackintosh.

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CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate David Mackintosh
, have the following results:
  • 16,163 total votes taken.
  • 41.6% share of the total vote
  • +0.7% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Kevin McKeever
, have the following results:
  • 12,370 total votes taken.
  • 31.8% share of the total vote
  • +6.4% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Rose Gibbins
, have the following results:
  • 7,114 total votes taken.
  • 18.3% share of the total vote
  • +13.4% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Sadik Chaudhury
, have the following results:
  • 1,673 total votes taken.
  • 4.3% share of the total vote
  • -15.1% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Julie Hawkins
, have the following results:
  • 1,403 total votes taken.
  • 3.6% share of the total vote
  • +2.7% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Kevin Willsher
, have the following results:
  • 161 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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