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

Rochford & Southend East

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    James Duddridge
    • Votes: 27,063
    • Vote share %: 58.7
    • Vote share change: +10.0
  2. Labour
    Ashley Dalton
    • Votes: 14,777
    • Vote share %: 32.0
    • Vote share change: -4.9
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Keith Miller
    • Votes: 2,822
    • Vote share %: 6.1
    • Vote share change: +3.4
  4. Independent
    Navin Kumar
    • Votes: 1,107
    • Vote share %: 2.4
    • Vote share change: +2.4
  5. Psychedelic Future Party
    Jason Pilley
    • Votes: 367
    • Vote share %: 0.8
    • Vote share change: +0.8

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 12,286
  • Registered voters: 75,624
  • % share:
    61.0%
  • Change since 2017: -3.3

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 58.7%
Labour 32.0%
Liberal Democrat 6.1%
Independent 2.4%
Psychedelic Future Party 0.8%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +10.0 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.4 Gained
  • Independent +2.4 Gained
  • Psychedelic Future Party +0.8 Gained
  • Labour -4.9 Lost

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Turnouts in Essex

Here are the final turnout figures for the Essex constituencies:

Basildon and Billericay 63.1% (65% in 2017)

Braintree 67.1% (69.5% in 2017)

Brentwood and Ongar 70.4% (70.5% in 2017)

Castle Point 63.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Chelmsford 71% (70.2% in 2017)

Clacton 61.3% (64.4% in 2017)

Colchester 64.4% (66.9% in 2017)

Epping Forest 68% (68% in 2017)

Harlow 63.7% (66.2% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex 70.5% (71.1% in 2017)

Maldon 69.4% (70.2% in 2017)

Rayleigh and Wickford 69.5% (70.4% in 2017)

Rochford and Southend East 61.25% (64.3% in 2017)

Saffron Walden 72.5% (73.3% in 2017)

South Basildon and Thurrock East 60.8% (64.1% in 2017)

Southend West 67.8% (64.4% in 2017)

Thurrock 59.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Witham 70.1% (71.2% in 2017)

Rochford & Southend East: Conservative hold

James Duddridge has been re-elected as the MP for Rochford & Southend East, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Ashley Dalton by 12,286 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.

Keith Miller of the Liberal Democrats came third and independent candidate Navin Kumar came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 3.3 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 46,000 people, 61% 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, Navin Kumar (independent) and Jason Pilley (Psychedelic Future Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Early Christmas present for Tory MPs

Newly returned MPs James Dudderidge and Sir David Amess got into the festive spirit after their victory, donning blue Christmas hats.

The former increased is majority to 12,286 from 5,548 in Rochford and Southend East, while the latter added 4,459 to the 10,000 majority of 2017.

James Dudderidge and Sir David Amess
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BreakingRochford and Southend East: Conservative hold

James Dudderidge increases his vote to more than 27,000.

Turnouts across Essex

Here are some of the turnouts we know for Essex so far.

Chelmsford 71% (70.2% in 2017)

Colchester 64.4% (66.9% in 2017)

Epping Forest 68% (68% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex 70.5% (71.1% in 2017)

Rochford and Southend East 61.25% (64.3% in 2017)

Southend West 67.8% (64.4% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex count
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Analysis by Charlotte Rose in Southend

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