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Nottingham EastParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 25,735
- Vote share %: 64.3
- Vote share change: -7.1
- Votes: 8,342
- Vote share %: 20.9
- Vote share change: -0.8
Liberal DemocratRobert Swift
- Votes: 1,954
- Vote share %: 4.9
- Vote share change: +2.3
Independent Group for ChangeChris Leslie
- Votes: 1,447
- Vote share %: 3.6
- Vote share change: +3.6
The Brexit PartyDamian Smith
- Votes: 1,343
- Vote share %: 3.4
- Vote share change: +3.4
- Votes: 1,183
- Vote share %: 3.0
- Vote share change: +1.2
Change compared with 2017
- LAB majority: 17,393
- Registered voters: 66,262
- Change since 2017: -3.3
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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 and Ian Levy on what it's like to start their new jobs in Parliament.
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.
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%).
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.
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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.
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 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.
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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.