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

Reading East

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Matt Rodda
    • Votes: 27,102
    • Vote share %: 48.5
    • Vote share change: -0.6
  2. Conservative
    Craig Morley
    • Votes: 21,178
    • Vote share %: 37.9
    • Vote share change: -4.4
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Imogen Shepherd-DuBey
    • Votes: 5,035
    • Vote share %: 9.0
    • Vote share change: +2.9
  4. Green
    David McElroy
    • Votes: 1,549
    • Vote share %: 2.8
    • Vote share change: +0.8
  5. The Brexit Party
    Mitchell Feierstein
    • Votes: 852
    • Vote share %: 1.5
    • Vote share change: +1.5
  6. Christian Peoples Alliance
    Yemi Awolola
    • Votes: 202
    • Vote share %: 0.4
    • Vote share change: +0.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 5,924
  • Registered voters: 77,152
  • % share:
    72.5%
  • Change since 2017: -0.6

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 48.5%
Conservative 37.9%
Liberal Democrat 9.0%
Green 2.8%
The Brexit Party 1.5%
Christian Peoples Alliance 0.4%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +2.9 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +1.5 Gained
  • Green +0.8 Gained
  • Christian Peoples Alliance +0.4 Gained
  • Labour -0.6 Lost
  • Conservative -4.4 Lost

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Reading East: Labour hold

Matt Rodda has been re-elected as the MP for Reading East, with an increased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Craig Morley by 5,924 votes, 2,175 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Imogen Shepherd-DuBey of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's David McElroy came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.9 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 56,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Three of the six candidates, David McElroy (Green), Mitchell Feierstein (the Brexit Party) and Yemi Awolola (Christian Peoples Alliance) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Labour's poor results 'likely to be about Brexit'

Reading East Labour MP Matt Rodda says the party's poor results across the country are 'most likely to be about Brexit'.

Election result 2019: Reading Labour MP says national result 'about Brexit'

Labour hold Reading East

They exit poll said it would be "too close to call" but Labour's Matt Rodda has been re-elected with a larger majority.

Mr Rodda saw off competition from Conservative Craig Morley to secure a 5,924 majority in the heavily Remain-voting constituency.

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BreakingRodda holds on in Reading

Matt Rodda has held his seat in Reading East for Labour.

Reading turnouts

BBC South's Nikki Mitchell is at the marginal counts in Reading East and Reading West.

The exit poll has said Reading East is "too close to call" between Labour holding on or the Conservatives gaining the seat.

The turnout for that seat was 72.67% (56,068 votes) and Reading West's turnout was 68.21% (50,572 votes)

Did you know: The ballot papers will be stored in a council building in Reading for 12 months?

Two marginals, one town

Reading East and Reading West are two seats in our patch which could change hands.

Labour's Matt Rodda secured Reading East with a majority of 3,749 in 2017 from the former Conservative MP Rob Wilson.

Mr Rodda secured 49% of the vote in - up from 33% in 2015 - to take gain the seat, which voted 61.7% to Remain in the European Union.

This time round, Craig Morley of the Conservatives is standing along with Imogen Shepherd-DuBey of the Liberal Democrats, David McElroy of the Green Party, the Brexit Party's Michael Feirstein and Yemi Awolola of the Christian Peoples Alliance.

Reading Town Hall
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Alok Sharma has held Reading West for the Conservatives since 2010 and narrowly held onto the seat from Labour's Olivia Bailey in 2017 with a majority of 2,876.

Rachel Eden for Labour, along with Meri O'Connell of the Liberal Democrats and Jame Whitham of the Green Party are standing in the constituency this time round, which voted narrowly to Leave the EU.

Reading East "too close to call"

Exit poll
BBC

Most of Berkshire's seats are set to stay with the same parties, apart from Reading East, which has been dubbed "too close to forecast" by the BBC's exit poll.

Labour's Matt Rodda gained the seat in 2017 from the Conservative's Rob Wilson, but could lose the seat to the Tories this time round.

The exit poll predicts Alok Sharma will hold his seat in Reading West, who won in 2017 with a majority of just 2,876 votes.

Reading East General Election Debate

Andrew puts your questions to Reading East candidates standing in 2019's General Election.
Andrew Peach speaks to 2019 Reading East parliamentary candidates Matt Rodda for the Labour Party, Craig Morley for the Conservatives, Imogen Shepherd-Dubey for the Liberal Democrats, David McElroy for Greens, and Mitchell Feierstein for the Brexit Party. We played a recorded interview with Yemi Awolola, standing for the Christian People's Alliance, during the show. A full list of candidates can be found at bbc.co.uk/berkshire.