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

Nottingham East

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Labour
    Nadia Whittome
    • Votes: 25,735
    • Vote share %: 64.3
    • Vote share change: -7.1
  2. Conservative
    Victoria Stapleton
    • Votes: 8,342
    • Vote share %: 20.9
    • Vote share change: -0.8
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Robert Swift
    • Votes: 1,954
    • Vote share %: 4.9
    • Vote share change: +2.3
  4. Independent Group for Change
    Chris Leslie
    • Votes: 1,447
    • Vote share %: 3.6
    • Vote share change: +3.6
  5. The Brexit Party
    Damian Smith
    • Votes: 1,343
    • Vote share %: 3.4
    • Vote share change: +3.4
  6. Green
    Michelle Vacciana
    • Votes: 1,183
    • Vote share %: 3.0
    • Vote share change: +1.2

Change compared with 2017


  • LAB majority: 17,393
  • Registered voters: 66,262
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: -3.3

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 64.3%
Conservative 20.9%
Liberal Democrat 4.9%
Independent Group for Change 3.6%
The Brexit Party 3.4%
Green 3.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Independent Group for Change +3.6 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +3.4 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.3 Gained
  • Green +1.2 Gained
  • Conservative -0.8 Lost
  • Labour -7.1 Lost

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Nottingham MP self-isolates over coronavirus fears

Greig Watson

Reporter, BBC News Online

Nadia Whittome, the MP for Nottingham East, has confirmed on her blog she is self-isolating due to coronavirus risk.

The Labour MP said she was taking the action after a "member of parliamentary staff" who she shared an office with was being tested for the disease.

She also said she was suffering from symptoms consistent with coronavirus but was working with health officials to monitor the wider situation.

Nadia Whittome
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Ex-MPs lose deposits after election failure

PA Media

Losing your deposit - the ultimate sign of failure in an election - befell two former MPs in the East Midlands.

Every candidate must pay £500 to stand and this is lost if they get less than 5% of the vote.

Chris Williamson campaign leaflet
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Former Labour MP Chris Williamson, expelled from the party following an anti-Semitism row, suffered this ignominy in the Derby North seat - finishing a distant last with 635 votes (1.35%).

Chris Leslie on campaign trail
Chris Leslie/Twitter

The Independent Group for Change candidate Chris Leslie, also ex-Labour and first elected in 1997, was another faller at the 5% hurdle, mustering only 1,447 votes (3.36%) in Nottingham East.

Nationally the biggest financial losers were the Green Party, with 465 candidates losing their deposits at a cost of £232,500.

New MP rejects Labour loss theories

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

Nadia Whittome, the new MP for Nottingham East, says she "utterly rejects" the idea that Labour's defeat was the "fault of the left" or down to the fact the party is "too remain".

Ms Whittome, who at 23 will be one of the youngest Members of Parliament, won her seat by 17,393 votes.

She also thanked "hero" Jeremy Corbyn.

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Do we have a new baby of the House?

Alex Regan

BBC News

Nadia Whittome is the new MP in Nottingham East, replacing Chris Leslie, who defected from Labour in February.

She could also gain the accolade of being the youngest MP in this Parliament, also known as baby of the House, at the tender age of 23.

Ms Whittome enjoyed a large majority, getting 25,735 votes or 64% of the vote.

Mr Leslie managed just 1,147 votes.

Coincidentally, Chris Leslie was also baby of the house when he was first elected as MP in Shipley, West Yorkshire in 1997 aged 24.

Nadia Whittome

Nottingham East: Labour hold

Nadia Whittome has been elected MP for Nottingham East, meaning that the Labour Party holds the seat with a decreased majority.

The new MP beat Conservative Victoria Stapleton by 17,393 votes. This was fewer than Chris Leslie’s 19,590 vote majority in the 2017 general election.

Robert Swift of the Liberal Democrats came third and Chris Leslie, who stood for the Independent Group for Change, came fourth and lost his deposit. Mr Leslie, the former Labour MP lost a motion of no confidence among members of his constituency party in 2018. He was one of the founders of The Independent Group, which then became The Independent Group for Change.

Voter turnout was down by 3.3 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 40,000 people, 60.4% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Four of the six candidates, Robert Swift (Liberal Democrat), Chris Leslie (Independent Group for Change), Damian Smith (The Brexit Party) and Michelle Vacciana (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingLabour hold Nottingham East

Alex Regan

BBC News

Labour's Nadia Whittome won Nottingham East.

Former Labour MP Chris Leslie left the party in February to establish The Independent Group For Change.

Ms Whittome won a majority of 25,735 votes, and Chris Leslie only received 1,147.