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

Plymouth Sutton & Devonport

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Luke Pollard
    • Votes: 25,461
    • Vote share %: 47.9
    • Vote share change: -5.4
  2. Conservative
    Rebecca Smith
    • Votes: 20,704
    • Vote share %: 38.9
    • Vote share change: -1.1
  3. The Brexit Party
    Ann Widdecombe
    • Votes: 2,909
    • Vote share %: 5.5
    • Vote share change: +5.5
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Graham Reed
    • Votes: 2,545
    • Vote share %: 4.8
    • Vote share change: +2.4
  5. Green
    James Ellwood
    • Votes: 1,557
    • Vote share %: 2.9
    • Vote share change: +1.7

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 4,757
  • Registered voters: 77,852
  • % share:
    68.3%
  • Change since 2017: +1.4

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 47.9%
Conservative 38.9%
The Brexit Party 5.5%
Liberal Democrat 4.8%
Green 2.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +5.5 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.4 Gained
  • Green +1.7 Gained
  • Conservative -1.1 Lost
  • Labour -5.4 Lost

Find a constituency

Find a constituency

Latest updates

Plymouth Sutton & Devonport: Labour hold

Luke Pollard has been re-elected as the MP for Plymouth Sutton & Devonport, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Rebecca Smith by 4,757 votes, 2,050 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Ann Widdecombe of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Graham Reed came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 1.4 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 53,000 people, 68.3% 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, Graham Reed (Liberal Democrat) and James Ellwood (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Pollard wins, but majority shrinks

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

Labour MP Luke Pollard has retained his seat in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, but his majority has shrunk by about 2,000 votes.

Votes
BBC

BreakingLabour hold Plymouth Sutton & Devonport

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

Labour MP Luke Pollard has held Plymouth Sutton & Devonport.

Luke Pollard: I think Jeremy’s time as leader is over

Jonathan Morris

BBC News Online

Jeremy Corbyn will step down as leader of the Labour Party in the “next few days” says Labour candidate Luke Pollard.

Mr Pollard, seeking re-election for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, said: “We have a vacancy for deputy leader with Tom Watson standing down and we will have a vacancy for leader when Jeremy announces his resignation as I expect him to do in the next few days.”

Mr Pollard said the exit polls were “looking pretty grim”.

Luke Pollard
BBC

“I think Jeremy’s time as leader is over," he said.

“We need to recognise this is the worst defeat for Labour in modern times and as leader you are responsible for that election.

“It will be for a new generation to come forward. Right across the country we have some outstanding MPs who are being re-elected who have different ways of doing politics.

“We need to learn from the difficulties in selling a manifesto with Jeremy as leader and the difficulties in selling a Brexit position that was not as firm as I would have liked it to be.”

Election 2019 Devon: Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Devonport
BBC

Taking in the Devon towns of Sutton and Devonport before they were swallowed up by the city they now are part of, this maritime seat occupies the southern part of the city of Plymouth, including the naval dockyards.

Devonport (pictured) remains the largest naval base in western Europe, employing thousands of forces personnel and civilians - maintaining a position as one of the major employers in the city. It also supports hundreds of local firms in industries such as engineering and boat-building.

The University of Plymouth's main campus is also in this seat - another major employer in the city; as is the city centre itself.

The city has been undergoing much redevelopment in recent years, including several of its housing areas.

Plymouth Sutton and Devonport statistics
BBC

Conservative Oliver Colvile won this seat when it was created in 2010 after boundary changes, keeping it until Labour's Luke Pollard took it in 2017.

The Brexit Party have fielded a candidate in this constituency, but did not do so in Moor View for the 2019 poll.

Election staff in Plymouth will be monitoring counting carefully this year. Last month it was revealed that hundreds of students and under-18s were registered to vote without their consent following admin errors.

This was after thousands of votes were not included in the 2017 count for the then newly-elected Mr Pollard although the miscount did not affect the result.

You can find out more about the area's candidates and previous election results here.

General Election 2019: South West turnouts so far

Estimates and confirmed figures from across Devon and Cornwall:

  • Cornwall North - 74.2%
  • Cornwall South East 75%
  • Newton Abbot - 73%
  • North Devon - 73.5%
  • Plymouth Sutton and Devonport 68.48%
  • Torbay - 67.38%
  • Totnes - 74.97%
  • Torridge and West Devon - 74.58%
  • Truro and Falmouth - 77%

General Election 2019: Plymouth divided by life expectancy

Jonathan Morris

BBC News Online

Welcome to Plymouth sign
Alamy

Travelling to Plymouth, signs on the A38 welcome you to "Britain's Ocean City" and feature the famous Smeaton's Tower lighthouse looking towards the Atlantic Ocean.

But this picturesque image does not tell the whole story of what is actually quite a city of contrasts - sometimes within the same electoral area.

The deprived dockyard area in Stonehouse contrasts sharply with the Edwardian terraced housing of relatively affluent Peverell.

Those living in Peverell can expect to live eight years longer than people who live in Stonehouse.

This is despite the two areas voting for the same MP in the Sutton and Devonport constituency - the 87th most deprived constituency out of 533 in the UK, according to government figures.

What did people have to say about this and who they planned to vote for? You can find out here.

'A man who has really worked hard'

Jonathan Morris

BBC News Online

Labour’s Luke Pollard looks set to retain his seat in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, and the Liberal Democrat candidate Graham Reed (pictured) doesn't seem too disappointed about that prospect.

“Most of the votes are going to the two main parties and it looks like Pollard’s ahead," he said.

“He comes over as a man who has really worked hard for the constituency and if he does get back in he deserves to.”

Mr Pollard took the seat from the Conservatives in 2017 with a majority of 6,807.

Graham Reed
BBC

General Election 2019: Jo Swinson on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said during a trip to Cornwall that her party could be the one that caused big problems for Boris Johnson as he sought a parliamentary majority.

Jo Swinson quote
BBC

General Election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Housing is, of course, a hot topic nationally.

In the South West, many areas have high house prices and high rents, which coupled with the region's low salaries causes many difficulties for people just trying to keep a roof over their head.

Jeremy Corbyn addressed some of these problems during a campaigning visit to Falmouth.

Jeremy Corbyn in Falmouth
BBC