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

Norwich South

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Clive Lewis
    • Votes: 27,766
    • Vote share %: 53.7
    • Vote share change: -7.2
  2. Conservative
    Mike Spencer
    • Votes: 15,006
    • Vote share %: 29.0
    • Vote share change: -1.6
  3. Liberal Democrat
    James Wright
    • Votes: 4,776
    • Vote share %: 9.2
    • Vote share change: +3.7
  4. Green
    Catherine Rowett
    • Votes: 2,469
    • Vote share %: 4.8
    • Vote share change: +1.9
  5. The Brexit Party
    Sandy Gilchrist
    • Votes: 1,656
    • Vote share %: 3.2
    • Vote share change: +3.2

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 12,760
  • Registered voters: 77,845
  • % share:
    66.4%
  • Change since 2017: -2.9

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 53.7%
Conservative 29.0%
Liberal Democrat 9.2%
Green 4.8%
The Brexit Party 3.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +3.7 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +3.2 Gained
  • Green +1.9 Gained
  • Conservative -1.6 Lost
  • Labour -7.2 Lost

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Reopening of schools 'more difficult' after Cummings row

A Norwich head teacher says the prime minister’s defence of his aide Dominic Cummings will make school reopenings even more difficult as lockdown rules are relaxed.

Pupil walking to school
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Boris Johnson's chief adviser admitted travelling from London to Durham during the height of lockdown.

Binks Neate-Evans, executive head of Angel Road Infant and Junior School and Bignold Primary School, said the PM’s handling of the crisis had heightened her fears over the "shoddy and badly timed guidance" of schools re-opening to more pupils.

In a letter to local MPs, Mrs Neate-Evans said: "My worries and that of my staff are escalated because we know the impact the debacle will have on sticking to lockdown."

Mr Lewis, Norwich South Labour MP, said scientists "have come out and said if you put schools re-opening back by two weeks, you halve deaths."

The Conservative MP for Norwich North, Chloe Smith, said: "As an MP, I will always represent my constituents’ views to Westminster," but added that she respected the prime minister’s decision to back Mr Cummings.

The general election story in Norfolk

We're closing our live election coverage for the county.

The Conservative landslide is the national story - and it's reflected here where the only change has been the party gaining North Norfolk from the Lib Dems.

Labour has retained its seat in Norwich South, but the wider BBC East region remains a sea of blue, with Labour also losing in Peterborough.

For more election coverage, visit the BBC's election pages.

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How the Norfolk media is reporting the election

The Eastern Daily Press is reporting that Norwich South MP Clive Lewis, who retained his seat for Labour, hinted that a leadership challenge of his own could be on the horizon after his party lost more than 50 of its seats.

When asked if he would consider a leadership bid, Mr Lewis told the paper, "I wouldn't rule it out".

"I want to play a key role in helping rebuilding our party," he said.

It has also spoken to Jerome Mayhew, who founded the adventure company Go Ape, and is the new Conservative MP for Broadland.

"It's a huge change to my life which I'm thoroughly looking forward to," he said.

'Dire' night for Labour in the East of England

Analysis from Andrew Sinclair, BBC political correspondent for the East of England.

Your questions: Get in touch

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What do you think of the result? Have you got any questions that we might be able to answer? What are your hopes for the future?

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Tories increase their hold in blue-ish Norfolk

Good morning, if you are just joining us here are the headlines from Norfolk:

  • Conservative Duncan Baker grabs North Norfolk from the Lib Dems
  • Labour's Clive Lewis is the only non-Conservative MP in Norfolk after returning to Norwich South
  • All Tory MPs increase their majority, including Chloe Smith in the marginal seat of Norwich North
Duncan Baker
BBC

Norwich South: Labour hold

Clive Lewis has been re-elected as the MP for Norwich South, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Mike Spencer by 12,760 votes, 2,836 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

James Wright of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Catherine Rowett came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.9 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 52,000 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.

Two of the five candidates, Catherine Rowett (Green) and Sandy Gilchrist (The Brexit Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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'Pyrrhic victory' Clive Lewis criticises Tories

Clive Lewis, who saw a dip in his majority but retained Norwich South, used his victory speech to criticise the Conservatives.

"This does feel a pyrrhic victory. It is quite clear there will be a majority Conservative government.

"My word to to them is that the weight of reponsibility is on you - this country and this city is hurting.

"Our A&E departments are hurting, our homeless are hurting, children who are using food banks are hurting.

"People are desperate for hope... they deserve a government that will act with integrity and I fear this government will not do that."

He added: "Once upon a time, the former MP here told me I had three good elections in me.

"I didn't realise he meant within four years - that tells you a bit about the traumatic, devisive time we are in."

Clive Lewis
BBC

Clive Lewis: 'I can't stop thinking about all those using food banks'

Labour's Clive Lewis, hoping to hold on to Norwich South, tweeted that the national picture is "just grim".

"I can’t stop thinking about all those using food banks, the homeless, those in need of a functioning NHS," he wrote.

"We just have to build a broad and inclusive movement to defend the people we came into politics for.

"That and to challenge the inevitable Tory onslaught."