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

Rugby

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Mark Pawsey
    • Votes: 29,255
    • Vote share %: 57.6
    • Vote share change: +3.3
  2. Labour
    Debbie Bannigan
    • Votes: 15,808
    • Vote share %: 31.1
    • Vote share change: -7.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Rana Das-Gupta
    • Votes: 4,207
    • Vote share %: 8.3
    • Vote share change: +2.7
  4. Green
    Becca Stevenson
    • Votes: 1,544
    • Vote share %: 3.0
    • Vote share change: +1.2

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 13,447
  • Registered voters: 72,340
  • % share:
    70.2%
  • Change since 2017: -0.9

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 57.6%
Labour 31.1%
Liberal Democrat 8.3%
Green 3.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +3.3 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.7 Gained
  • Green +1.2 Gained
  • Labour -7.2 Lost

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Thousands of Easter eggs donated by companies

Thousands of Easter eggs have been donated to NHS workers around the West Midlands.

About 5,000 eggs, enough for every member of staff at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, have been donated by Wilko.

Eggs
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Eggs
Severn Trent
Easter eggs at foodbank
Severn Trent

Water company Severn Trent has donated about 2,000 eggs.

The treats are going to staff at Royal Stoke University Hospital and University Hospital North Midlands, and Ashgate Hospice, as well as to food banks in Leek and Rugby.

Eggs donated to hospital
Birmingham BID

Debenhams and Selfridges in Birmingham have donated 1,500 eggs to NHS workers.

Louise McCathie, Director of Fundraising at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals Charity, said: "What a fantastic surprise for our wonderful colleagues.

"I am in absolute awe of our amazing staff members, who are currently going beyond the call of duty to care for and protect some of the most vulnerable members of society."

Landslip railway works carried out

Overnight repairs beside the railway line between Coventry and Rugby have been carried out to try and prevent more landslips.

Landslip site
Network Rail

A landslip was detected at Church Lawford near Rugby on the West Coast Main line Last month, said Network Rail.

Landslip
Network Rail

There have now been four incidents along the 150m (492ft) stretch of railway, it added.

The £3m repair works are being carried out at night to trains can continue to run on the line.

Lack of action on drugs at prison 'inexplicable'

The lack of action being taken to tackle drugs at a Warwickshire prison is "inexplicable", inspectors have said.

Prisons - generic
BBC

HMP Onley, near Rugby, holds about 740 men and while improvements have been made to tackle violence, there has been no meaningful progress against illicit drugs, a report by chief inspector of prisons Peter Clarke found.

Earlier this year an inspection report noted how staff suspected London gang rivalries were fuelling violence at the jail which was described at the time as "fundamentally unsafe" - about 80% of inmates are from the London area.

"It was clear the prison had focused on safety as a main concern and its success in reducing levels of violence should be commended. However, the lack of attention to tackling drugs was inexplicable," Mr Clarke said.

Rugby MP praises the turnout

Mark Pawsey, the Rugby Conservative MP, has described the turnout as "great" following his victory.

Mark Pawsey
BBC

The turnout in his constituency was 70.2%, a decrease of 0.9%, as he achieved a majority of 13,447, a rise of more than 5,000.

Following his victory, Mr Pawsey said: "One of the concerns I had was that turnout might be lower because of people being frustrated with politicians.

"But the turnout has been high and I pledge myself to continue to work for all of Rugby's residents."

Rugby: Conservative hold

Mark Pawsey has been re-elected as the MP for Rugby, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Debbie Bannigan by 13,447 votes, 5,235 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Rana Das-Gupta of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Becca Stevenson came fourth.

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

Nearly 51,000 people, 70.2% 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, Becca Stevenson (Green) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingResult: Conservative hold in Rugby

Mark Pawsey has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Rugby with a majority of 13,417 votes.

He has been the town's MP since 2010, since the seat's creation.

Rugby: Conservative hold

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