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 West

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Alok Sharma
    • Votes: 24,393
    • Vote share %: 48.4
    • Vote share change: -0.5
  2. Labour
    Rachel Eden
    • Votes: 20,276
    • Vote share %: 40.2
    • Vote share change: -3.1
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Meri O'Connell
    • Votes: 4,460
    • Vote share %: 8.9
    • Vote share change: +3.0
  4. Green
    Jamie Whitham
    • Votes: 1,263
    • Vote share %: 2.5
    • Vote share change: +0.6

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 4,117
  • Registered voters: 74,137
  • % share:
    68.0%
  • Change since 2017: -1.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 48.4%
Labour 40.2%
Liberal Democrat 8.9%
Green 2.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +3.0 Gained
  • Green +0.6 Gained
  • Conservative -0.5 Lost
  • Labour -3.1 Lost

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Reading West: Conservative hold

International Development Secretary Alok Sharma has been re-elected as the MP for Reading West, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Rachel Eden by 4,117 votes, 1,241 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Meri O'Connell of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Jamie Whitham came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.9 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 50,000 people, roughly two-thirds of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

One of the four candidates, Jamie Whitham (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Reading West MP pays tribute to Johnson

The Reading West Conservative MP Alok Sharma has paid tribute to the leadership of Boris Johnson

Election results 2019: Conservative MP pays tribute to Boris Johnson

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Alok Sharma has extended his majority to 4,117 from 2,876 in his constituency of Reading West.

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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 West General Election Debate 2019

Andrew puts your questions to Reading West candidates standing in 2019's General Election.
Andrew Peach speaks to 2019 Reading West parliamentary candidates Alok Sharma for the Conservatives, Rachel Eden for Labour and Meri O'Connell for the Liberal Democrats. Jamie Whitham, the Green Party candidate, couldn't attend but we heard from Rob White from the Green Party on his behalf. A full list of candidates can be found at bbc.co.uk/Berkshire.