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

Northampton South

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Andrew Lewer
    • Votes: 20,914
    • Vote share %: 51.2
    • Vote share change: +4.3
  2. Labour
    Gareth Eales
    • Votes: 16,217
    • Vote share %: 39.7
    • Vote share change: -4.3
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Jill Hope
    • Votes: 2,482
    • Vote share %: 6.1
    • Vote share change: +2.7
  4. Green
    Scott Mabbutt
    • Votes: 1,222
    • Vote share %: 3.0
    • Vote share change: +1.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 4,697
  • Registered voters: 62,172
  • % share:
    65.7%
  • Change since 2017: -0.8

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 51.2%
Labour 39.7%
Liberal Democrat 6.1%
Green 3.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +4.3 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.7 Gained
  • Green +1.3 Gained
  • Labour -4.3 Lost

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MP writes to prime minister over Cummings' Durham trip

BBC Politics

An MP says she has written to Boris Johnson asking whether Dominic Cummings had undermined public adherence to the lockdown rules through his trip to Durham.

Andrea Leadsom, Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire, said she had received about 1,100 emails from constituents who did not agree with his actions, and about 100 from people telling her they supported him.

"I think it is really important that government ministers and advisers do set a good example", she said.

Andrea Leadsom
PA Media

How the Northamptonshire media is reporting the election

The Northampton Chronicle and Echo is reporting on the Conservatives' "clean sweep" across the town's two seats.

Tory Michael Ellis, who held Northampton North, told the paper he would "continue to serve to the best of my ability".

Andrew Lewer, who held Northampton South with an increased majority, told the paper, "What will change for me is the confidence of that increase in majority not just for me but an increase in majority nationally".

Conservative Peter Bone, who held his Conservative seat in Wellingborough told the Northamptonshire Telegraph, that his fight for the Isham Bypass and an urgent care centre for Wellingborough would be at the top of his list of priorities.

Tories hold seats across Northamptonshire

Nic Rigby

BBC News

If you're just waking up, here's the picture across Northamptonshire.

It's been a good night for the Conservative Party with all six of the seats in the county so far declared being held with increased majorities.

That includes Corby, Daventry, Kettering, Northampton North, Northampton South and Wellingborough.

Peter Bone
BBC

South Northamptonshire, where Conservative Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom is expected to be elected, has yet to finish counting votes.

The election has seen Peter Bone (pictured) re-elected in the Wellingborough seat.

Northampton South: Conservative hold

Andrew Lewer has been re-elected as the MP for Northampton South, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Gareth Eales by 4,697 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.

Jill Hope of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Scott Mabbutt came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.8 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 41,000 people, roughly two-thirds 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, Scott Mabbutt (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingNorthampton South: Conservative hold

Conservative Andrew Lewer has retained the seat of Northampton South.

Election 'too close to call' in Northampton South

Stuart Ratcliffe

BBC Look East

Labour's candidate in Northampton South thinks the election is "too close to call" in his seat.

Labour's candidate in Northampton South Gareth Eales
BBC

Gareth Eales, a postal worker, said it was "too early to start an autopsy" in a seat which the Conservatives won last time with a majority of 1,159 - and said that he couldn't have done anything more locally.

Conservative Andrew Lewer was elected in 2017 with a majority of 1,159.

Counting gets under way across the East of England

Cracking open the Quality Street in Northampton North

Craig Lewis

BBC Northampton Politics Reporter

Conservatives at the Northampton North and Northampton South seem to be in celebratory mood - so much so that they're cracking into the Quality Street chocolates.

The count in Northampton
BBC