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

Rutland & Melton

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Alicia Kearns
    • Votes: 36,507
    • Vote share %: 62.6
    • Vote share change: -0.2
  2. Labour
    Andy Thomas
    • Votes: 9,583
    • Vote share %: 16.4
    • Vote share change: -6.3
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Carol Weaver
    • Votes: 7,970
    • Vote share %: 13.7
    • Vote share change: +5.5
  4. Green
    Alastair McQuillan
    • Votes: 2,875
    • Vote share %: 4.9
    • Vote share change: +1.9
  5. UKIP
    Marietta King
    • Votes: 917
    • Vote share %: 1.6
    • Vote share change: -1.7
  6. Independent
    Anthony Watchorn
    • Votes: 458
    • Vote share %: 0.8
    • Vote share change: +0.8

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 26,924
  • Registered voters: 82,711
  • % share:
    70.5%
  • Change since 2017: -2.9

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 62.6%
Labour 16.4%
Liberal Democrat 13.7%
Green 4.9%
UKIP 1.6%
Independent 0.8%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +5.5 Gained
  • Green +1.9 Gained
  • Independent +0.8 Gained
  • Conservative -0.2 Lost
  • UKIP -1.7 Lost
  • Labour -6.3 Lost

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Rutland & Melton: Conservative hold

Alicia Kearns has been elected MP for Rutland & Melton, meaning that the Conservative Party holds the seat with an increased majority.

The new MP beat Labour's Andy Thomas by 26,924 votes. This was more than Alan Duncan’s 23,104 vote majority in the 2017 general election.

Carol Weaver of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Alastair McQuillan came fourth. Anthony Watchorn (independent) died during the campaign, but his name remained on the ballot paper.

Voter turnout was down by 2.9 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 58,000 people, 70.5% 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 six candidates, Alastair McQuillan (Green) and Marietta King (UKIP) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingConservatives hold Rutland and Melton

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Over at the Rutland and Melton count it's been announced Alicia Kearns has been elected MP for the first time.

The Conservative candidate succeeded Sir Alan Duncan who stood down last month after being MP since 1992.

Alicia Kearns
Alicia Kearns

Big turnout in Leicestershire's county seats

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

There's been a big turnout in the Harborough constituency - 57,534 people cast their vote, that's 72% of potential voters.

Harborough count in Oadby
BBC

It was a similar result in the Rutland and Melton constituency where 70.74% of voters braved the wet weather to visit the polling station.

In their neighbouring constituency, South Leicestershire, where there has also been a by-election, the turnout was 72%.

Who will succeed Sir Alan Duncan?

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

Bob Bennett, 75, of Oakham, submitted the question “Who will succeed Sir Alan Duncan as Conservative candidate for Melton and Rutland?” to Your Questions Answered.

Alicia Kearns is the new Conservative candidate.

The other people standing are Andy Thomas for Labour, Carol Weaver for the Liberal Democrats, Green Party candidate Alastair McQuillan, Marietta King is standing for UKIP and Anthony Watchorn is an Independent candidate.

Last month Sir Alan (pictured) announced he was standing down after 27 years as MP.

Find who's standing in your constituency here.

Alan Duncan
Reuters

Rutland & Melton: Conservative hold

Rutland & Melton
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BreakingMelton and Rutland: Conservative hold

Mike McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester

Sir Alan Duncan celebrates an increased majority in Melton and Rutland. He held his seat with over 23,000 votes.

Sir Alan Duncan
BBC

Counting by chandelier light

Mike McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester

As counts go the exhibition hall at the Cattle Market in Melton Mowbray is one of the more pleasant settings.

Chandeliers no less...

Count in Melton
BBC