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

Selby & Ainsty

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Conservative
    Nigel Adams
    • Votes: 33,995
    • Vote share %: 60.3
    • Vote share change: +1.5
  2. Labour
    Malik Rofidi
    • Votes: 13,858
    • Vote share %: 24.6
    • Vote share change: -9.6
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Katharine Macy
    • Votes: 4,842
    • Vote share %: 8.6
    • Vote share change: +4.5
  4. The Yorkshire Party
    Mike Jordan
    • Votes: 1,900
    • Vote share %: 3.4
    • Vote share change: +3.4
  5. Green
    Arnold Warneken
    • Votes: 1,823
    • Vote share %: 3.2
    • Vote share change: +3.2

Change compared with 2017


  • CON majority: 20,137
  • Registered voters: 78,398
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: -1.9

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 60.3%
Labour 24.6%
Liberal Democrat 8.6%
The Yorkshire Party 3.4%
Green 3.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +4.5 Gained
  • The Yorkshire Party +3.4 Gained
  • Green +3.2 Gained
  • Conservative +1.5 Gained
  • Labour -9.6 Lost

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'Exciting' pilot scheme aims to cut CO2 emissions at Drax

New technology which aims to cut emissions by capturing carbon dioxide is to be tested at a North Yorkshire power station.

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The 12-month project will get under way at Drax, near Selby, in the autumn and will examine whether new carbon capture technology will work with Drax's biomass flue gases.

The site will work with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to test the technology, which it's thought could capture about 300kg of carbon dioxide every day.

Drax CEO Will Gardiner says the move will take the firm "closer to achieving our world-leading ambition to be a carbon negative company by 2030".

Meanwhile, Nigel Adams, Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty and Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development, said the move was "an exciting collaboration".

"It has the potential to further the development of technology which could help the UK achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and contribute to the post-Covid economic recovery," Mr Adams added.

Selby & Ainsty: Conservative hold

Nigel Adams has been re-elected as the MP for Selby & Ainsty, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Malik Rofidi by 20,137 votes, 6,365 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Katharine Macy of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Yorkshire Party's Mike Jordan came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.2 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 56,000 people, 71.7% 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, Mike Jordan (the Yorkshire Party) and Arnold Warneken (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingSelby and Ainsty: Conservative hold

Conservative candidate Nigel Adams has been re-elected as MP for Selby and Ainsty.

Mr Adams has been the Minister at Digital, Culture, Media and Sport since July 2019.

Selby MP Nigel Adams thanks voters

The newly-elected Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty, Nigel Adams, tweets:

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He's right. More than half of the electorate in his constituency voted for him, but Labour increased their share of the vote by 7.3%, to his increase of 6.2%.

He was still fairly comfortable, however, with a majority of 13,772.

As is the national picture, UKIP were the big losers, with their vote dropping by almost 11%.

What happened in England's biggest county?

We have one of the of the most dramatic results in recent General Election history.

Instead of the expected clear increased majority in the House Of Commons, the Conservatives lost seats and we have a hung parliament.

All North Yorkshire MPs kept their seats and the Conservatives continue to form a ring around the Labour seat of York Central.

Here's Phil Bodmer to round up what happened in England's largest county:

Nigel Adams retains Selby & Ainsty seat

Nigel Adams retains Selby & Ainsty seat
Nigel Adams retains Selby & Ainsty seat for the Conservatives.

Selby & Ainsty: Conservative hold

Election result