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

Penrith & The Border

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Conservative
    Neil Hudson
    • Votes: 28,875
    • Vote share %: 60.4
    • Vote share change: 0.0
  2. Labour
    Sarah Williams
    • Votes: 10,356
    • Vote share %: 21.7
    • Vote share change: -4.5
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Matt Severn
    • Votes: 5,364
    • Vote share %: 11.2
    • Vote share change: +3.4
  4. Green
    Ali Ross
    • Votes: 2,159
    • Vote share %: 4.5
    • Vote share change: +2.3
  5. CumbriaFirst
    Jonathan Davies
    • Votes: 1,070
    • Vote share %: 2.2
    • Vote share change: +2.2

Change compared with 2017


  • CON majority: 18,519
  • Registered voters: 67,555
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: -0.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 60.4%
Labour 21.7%
Liberal Democrat 11.2%
Green 4.5%
CumbriaFirst 2.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +3.4 Gained
  • Green +2.3 Gained
  • CumbriaFirst +2.2 Gained
  • Conservative +0.0 Gained
  • Labour -4.5 Lost

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Cumbrian politician nominated for an award for being polite

Belinda Artingstoll

BBC Cumbria Live

A former Cumbrian MP is on the shortlist for a Civility in Politics award.

Rory Stewart - a former government minister, and MP for Penrith and the Border - is now an independent, and hoping to be the next London Mayor.

Stewart Wood, the award's co-founder and judge, says: "Rory Stewart was nominated by quite a few people including some who don't agree with his politics. He was always civil in the way he made the argument - tried to focus on the points rather than saying we disagree with the other camp."

Rory Stewart

MP says newspaper's rescue is 'brilliant news'

The Penrith and the Border MP, Dr Neil Hudson, who was elected three months ago, has welcomed the news that his constituency's local newspaper has been saved from closure

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'Get Brexit Done message cut through in Cumbria'

Richard Moss

Political Editor, BBC Look North

Right at the outset of the election, we were told Workington Man - a rugby league-loving leave voter - would be crucial to the outcome.

He was someone the Conservatives needed to nab from Labour. And it seems the Tories did win over more than enough Workington men (as well as some women of course).

In the end, they comfortably took a seat they'd only previously held for three out of the last 100 years, removing Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary, Sue Hayman.

The new MP Mark Jenkinson is pretty much the model of the Workington man they had to appeal to, so he probably knew a thing or two about how to reach them.

Add in the Tory victory in Barrow, and Labour are left without a single seat in Cumbria. Lib Dem Tim Farron's Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency is now the only part of the county that isn't true blue.

As in the rest of the North, the Get Brexit Done message seems to have cut through, with Jeremy Corbyn also deeply unpopular on the doorstep.

There's a test ahead though. Brexit could pose problems for the county's industry, and its agriculture. The tourist trade relies on migrant labour. The Conservatives will need to consider these factors as they work out what getting Brexit done actually means.

And their new and old constituents will also expect the party to make good on promises to invest more in the North.

But the county could also get money and powers passed on from London in a renewed push for devolution. They will come with strings attached though - the need to have an election for a Cumbria-wide mayor.

Another poll on last night's showing the Conservatives would hope to win.

General election 2019: The story for Cumbria

If you're just waking up, here is what happened in Cumbria overnight:

  • Labour lost Workington and Barrow to the Conservatives which means the party now has no seats in Cumbria
  • The Conservatives kept hold of Carlisle, Copeland and Penrith and the Border
  • Liberal Democrat Tim Farron retained his Westmorland and Lonsdale seat
Conservative Mark Jenkinson took Workington from Labour

Penrith & The Border: Conservative hold

Neil Hudson has been elected MP for Penrith & The Border, meaning that the Conservative Party holds the seat with an increased majority.

The new MP beat Labour's Sarah Williams by 18,519 votes. This was more than Rory Stewart’s 15,910 vote majority in the 2017 general election.

Matt Severn of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Ali Ross came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 48,000 people, 70.8% 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, Ali Ross (Green) and Jonathan Davies (CumbriaFirst) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingConservatives hold Penrith

Neil Hudson has held Penrith for the Conservatives, after the seat's former MP Rory Stewart stood down to run as mayor of London.

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