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After 650 of 650 seats

Norwich South

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD LAB HOLD

Results

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

LAB

Labour

Clive Lewis Votes 31,311 header_vote_share 61.0 Net percentage change in seats +21.7
Party

CON

Conservative

Lana Hempsall Votes 15,715 header_vote_share 30.6 Net percentage change in seats +7.1
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

James Wright Votes 2,841 header_vote_share 5.5 Net percentage change in seats -8.1
Party

GRN

Green Party

Richard Bearman Votes 1,492 header_vote_share 2.9 Net percentage change in seats -11.0

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority

15,596

Turnout

69.2%

Vote share

Party %
Labour 61.0
Conservative 30.6
Liberal Democrat 5.5
Green Party 2.9

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+21.7
Conservative
+7.1
Liberal Democrat
-8.1
Green Party
-11.0

Latest updates

Norfolk MP's relief after being cleared of 'groping'

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The Labour MP for Norwich South, Clive Lewis, has been cleared by his party of claims he sexually harassed a woman at the party conference in Brighton.

Clive Lewis
BBC

The sense of relief in Mr Lewis's voice when he rang me was palpable.

"It's been a nightmare," he said. "I now want to just get on with my life and put all this behind me."

The MP for Norwich South will not forget this year's party conference in a hurry. It began with him criticising the party leadership and quitting the front bench for not holding a proper debate on Brexit.

Then he was filmed at a fringe event using derogatory term about women, for which he later apologised, and then, six weeks later, a party supporter claimed she had been groped by him at the same event.

With other allegations swirling around concerning the behaviour of other MPs, the Labour Party immediately placed Mr Lewis under investigation, but it did not suspend him.

"This is so unlike Clive," one senior party official told me at the time.

His local party stood firmly behind him and he is still a popular character at Westminster.

This incident won't have damaged his long term prospects. Jeremy Corbyn still talks about him returning to the front bench at some stage.

For Mr Lewis the priority now will be to keep his head down, avoid making any controversial comments and focus on his constituency work.

And he might think twice about going to the next party conference.

MPs call on business secretary to save Norwich jobs

The business secretary Greg Clark has promised to do all he can to help staff at Britvic and Colman's, and to ensure that food production continues in Norwich.

He met with both the city's MPs yesterday, who told him that losing the two firms would have a major impact on jobs and the economy of the city.

Sign for Colman's and Robinsons at entrance to factories site
BBC

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith said that around 350 jobs could be on the line, as well as the loss of the Colman's brand, which is historically linked to Norwich.

The Conservative MP asked Mr Clark to back the Local Enterprise Partnership in assisting the two companies to find local solutions.

Chloe Smith MP, in blue jacket, stands near Westminster
BBC

Labour MP Clive Lewis, who represents Norwich South, said he doesn't think the timescales the government are talking about are sufficient for him to be able to tell the workforce that this will help in the future of the site.

Clive Lewis MP, seated and wearing tweed jacket
BBC

I said to Greg Clarke that it's really important for you to come down, meet with the workforce and look them in the eye and see how important it is to them and to our city."

Clive Lewis MP(Lab) Norwich South

Tories in bid to censure Norwich MP

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

An attempt will be made by Conservative MPs in Parliament this afternoon to try to censure Clive Lewis, the Labour MP for Norwich South.

Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealdon in Sussex, says she will ask the Speaker for an emergency debate to discuss a remark which he made to another man at a comedy fringe event at the Labour Party conference.

Mr Lewis has unreservedly apologised for using a word which is derogatory towards women.

But Ms Ghani has said on Twitter that Mr Lewis's comments "undermine parliament and women".

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Other Conservatives are supporting her: the Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has said that Mr Lewis has "let down the city we proudly represent", while the Berwick-upon-Tweed MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has tweeted "unacceptable language & mysogigny [sic] from Labour MPs cannot be allowed to continue."

Conservatives are making a fuss about this because there have been allegations of misogyny and racism surrounding the far left for some time, although very little evidence.

But it would be highly unusual, possibly even unprecedented for the speaker to allow such a debate to go ahead.

Over the weekend Mr Lewis was condemned by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who called his comments "completely unacceptable". But he has said that Mr Lewis will not lose the Labour whip because he has apologised.

Colmans and Britivic to be raised at Westminster and Strasbourg

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The future of drink and mustard production in Norwich will be raised at both Westminster and in the European Parliament this evening.

It follows the announcement that Britvic is to close its site in the city - the same site where Colman's (owned by Unilever) makes its mustard.

The two Norwich MPs - the Conservatives' Chloe Smith and Labour's live Lewis will meet with the business secretary Greg Clark to ask him to do what he can to secure jobs in the city, while a similar appeal will be made in Strasbourg by the Labour MEP for the East of England Alex Mayer.

In the last few weeks all three have been holding meetings with government ministers and trade unions to discuss the possible closure of the Carrow Road site.

I understand that Clive Lewis will attend tonight's meeting despite a weekend of controversy over comments he made at a recent Labour Party conference fringe event.

Given that Britivic and Unilever are still finalising their plans, there isn't much practical help which anyone can give at the moment.

The idea behind these meetings is to keep the issue at the top of ministers' minds so that when help is needed, it can be given quickly.

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
PA

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.

LAB GAIN FROM LD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Clive Lewis
, have the following results:
  • 19,033 total votes taken.
  • 39.3% share of the total vote
  • +10.6% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Lisa Townsend
, have the following results:
  • 11,379 total votes taken.
  • 23.5% share of the total vote
  • +0.6% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Lesley Grahame
, have the following results:
  • 6,749 total votes taken.
  • 13.9% share of the total vote
  • -1.0% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Simon Wright
, have the following results:
  • 6,607 total votes taken.
  • 13.6% share of the total vote
  • -15.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Steve Emmens
, have the following results:
  • 4,539 total votes taken.
  • 9.4% share of the total vote
  • +7.0% change in share of the votes
Class War
, with candidate David Peel
, have the following results:
  • 96 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Cengiz Ceker
, have the following results:
  • 60 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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