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After 650 of 650 seats

Rushcliffe

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

CON

Conservative

Kenneth Clarke Votes 30,223 header_vote_share 51.8 Net percentage change in seats +0.4
Party

LAB

Labour

David Mellen Votes 22,213 header_vote_share 38.1 Net percentage change in seats +11.8
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Jayne Phoenix Votes 2,759 header_vote_share 4.7 Net percentage change in seats -0.3
Party

GRN

Green Party

George Mallender Votes 1,626 header_vote_share 2.8 Net percentage change in seats -3.7
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Matthew Faithfull Votes 1,490 header_vote_share 2.6 Net percentage change in seats -8.2

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

8,010

Turnout

78.0%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 51.8
Labour 38.1
Liberal Democrat 4.7
Green Party 2.8
UKIP 2.6

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+11.8
Conservative
+0.4
Liberal Democrat
-0.3
Green Party
-3.7
UKIP
-8.2

Latest updates

Does MP Sir Desmond Swayne nod off in Ken Clarke's speech?

BBC Politics

Conservative MP Ken Clarke is in full flow here in the House of Commons - but what is Sir Desmond Swayne doing behind him?

East Midlands MPs help defeat government in Brexit vote

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

Three East Midlands Conservative MPs rebelled in the Commons as the government was defeated in a key Brexit vote.

Ken Clarke, Anna Soubry and Nicky Morgan
BBC/Conservative Party/Getty Images

Anna Soubry, Nicky Morgan and Ken Clarke backed an amendment giving MPs a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with Brussels.

It was the first Commons defeat for Theresa May as prime minister - losing by 309 votes to 305.

EU bill debate: Notts remainers cosy up

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

In the House of Commons, Ken Clarke has said we are slowly getting to the fundamental minimum a parliamentary democracy should be demanding: Full parliamentary approval.

Anna Soubry has moved seats to be next to him with asides of support.

Clarke: Government should welcome 'divorce settlement'

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

At Prime Minister's Questions today, Rushcliffe's Ken Clarke was the first to raise the Brexit Bill.

ken clarke
BBC

He said the economic benefits of the EU have always been so great as to justify payments made by members.

He asked Damian Green to welcome "a possible imminent settlement" on the so-called divorce bill, which would allow the government to "get on with serious negotiations to maximise future access to free trade".

Mr Green replied it would be "wrong to go into figures", but agreed ministers were focusing on "getting the possible deal so we can move on to trade talks".

Ken Clarke was last to give Autumn Budget

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

It's Budget day. 'But isn't it usually in the Spring?' I hear you ask.

ken clarke 1996
BBC

And you're right, it is, but last year Chancellor Philip Hammond announced he would deliver the Budget in the Autumn, giving MPs longer to scrutinise it before the new tax year starts in April.

The last chancellor to give an Autumn Budget was Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke in 1996.

ken clarke
PA

The Budget is the only time alcohol is allowed in the chamber of the House of Commons.

Mr Clarke was also the last chancellor to bring in a Budget tipple in the 1990s - he liked a glass of Glenfarclas Scotch whisky to accompany his speeches.

Ken Clarke's Brexit speech met with applause

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke just received a round of sustained applause in the House of Commons after his EU bill debate speech.

The clapping - which isn't allowed under parliamentary convention - came after his killer closing line: "I am the rebel".

Ken Clarke
BBC

He said there were only two MPs still in the House, who were present in 1972 when the European Communities Act was passed: Labour MP for Bolsover Dennis Skinner and himself.

Pro-EU Mr Clarke adds that he and Mr Skinner have always voted in opposite ways on Europe and the government have more chance of support from Mr Skinner than from him.

Dennis Skinner
BBC

He said the idea has been "put forward by UKIP and others that [the act] led faceless, grey Eurocrats to produce vast quantities of awful legislation and red tape is one of the biggest myths of our time".

But he paid tribute to former UKIP leader Nigel Farage's "campaigning abilities", calling him "the most successful politician of my generation".

He joked that people persuaded by Mr Farage "are all looking forward to bent bananas again once we actually repeal this piece of legislation".

Farage
AP

Ken Clarke quips he's 'talking cricket' on EU visit

BBC Politics

A cross-party trio of pro-EU politicians jokingly branded themselves "the rebels" before holding talks with the European Commission's chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Rushcliffe MP Kenneth Clarke was joined by former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and Labour's Lord Adonis.

Asked if he was there to stop Brexit, Mr Clarke said: "We're here to talk about cricket".

A European Commission spokesman said Mr Barnier's door was "always open".

Changes to East Midlands Commons constituencies proposed

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Two cross-county constituencies have been proposed in the East Midlands, under the latest proposed boundary changes.

Polling station
Getty Images

Some of the southern parts of the current Rushcliffe constituency would combine with Loughborough, to create a new Loughborough and South Rushcliffe seat.

Further south, some of the current South Leicestershire seat would become part of a new Daventry and Lutterworth constituency.

In Derbyshire and Derby, a new North East Derbyshire constituency will be created that is in line with its local authority of the same name, and there will be a Bolsover constituency containing the entirety of Bolsover District.

There are no proposed changes to the Bassetlaw, High Peak, Leicester East, Leicester South, North West Leicestershire and Mansfield seats - but all the rest face some minor tweaks which you can see here.

MPs criticise Boris Johnson over Libya comments

BBC Radio Nottingham

Two Conservative MPs in Nottinghamshire have added to the criticism of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who caused uproar over his comments about Libya.

Broxtowe's Anna Soubry has called for Prime Minister Theresa May to sack him over the latest in a string of controversial incidents, while Ruschliffe representative and Father of the House Ken Clarke also said the remarks were beyond the pale.

I think Boris has done himself enormous harm - he should go away and try and find something out about foreign policy and try to be foreign secretary.

Ken ClarkeRushcliffe MP
Boris Johnson Ken Clarke Anna Soubry
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CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Kenneth Clarke
, have the following results:
  • 28,354 total votes taken.
  • 51.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes
Labour</