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Shrewsbury & AtchamParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 31,021
- Vote share %: 52.5
- Vote share change: +2.6
- Votes: 19,804
- Vote share %: 33.5
- Vote share change: -5.0
Liberal DemocratNat Green
- Votes: 5,906
- Vote share %: 10.0
- Vote share change: +2.7
- Votes: 1,762
- Vote share %: 3.0
- Vote share change: +1.1
- Votes: 572
- Vote share %: 1.0
- Vote share change: +1.0
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 11,217
- Registered voters: 82,237
- Change since 2017: -1.8
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The defeated Labour candidate in the Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency, has said a message has been sent about Brexit.
Dr Julia Buckley, who lost out to Conservative Daniel Kawczynski, said: "This is the third electoral result in a row when people who want Brexit have sent a message. They had a majority in the referendum, they certainly had a majority in the European elections and they had a majority again tonight."
She added: "One lesson is to listen to the majority and respond."
Dr Buckley, who was a friend of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox, also thought some progress had been made and said: "Jo was murdered because people didn't respect each other's views.
"If we could respect each other's view instead of trying to convert people or always be right, we would have found a way out of this mess much sooner and a way out that doesn't involve conflict."
The returning Conservative MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham said the scale of his party's win was a surprise and the most he'd expected was a majority in the 20s.
Daniel Kawczynski increased his own majority to 11,217 and said he was very excited when the exit polls suggested a Conservative victory and said the win was a "very strong vindication of the campaign Prime Minister Johnson has pursued".
He said the "get Brexit done" message had obviously struck a chord, but believed that his party's handling of the economy had also been a vote-winner.
Daniel Kawczynski has been re-elected as the MP for Shrewsbury & Atcham, with an increased majority.
The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Julia Buckley by 11,217 votes, 4,590 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.
Nat Green of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Julian Dean came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 1.8 percentage points since the last general election.
More than 59,000 people, 71.8% 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, Julian Dean (Green) and Hannah Locke (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Daniel Kawczynski has been re-elected as the MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham with a majority of 11,217 votes.
Mr Kawczynski has held the seat since 2005.
What's happening during the night-time hours of suspense at vote counts across the country?
Three-time vote counter Ella Rees said a buzz of excitement united tables of strangers and powered them through the night as papers piled up and anxious candidates paced the room.
The 21-year-old law student will be counting again this time, in her home constituency of Shrewsbury and Atcham. She counted votes in the 2017 local and general elections and the Brexit referendum in 2016.
"It's exciting because it's something out of the ordinary for everyone, you're up all night concentrating, the press are outside and the national picture is emerging on TV," she said.