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

Sleaford & North Hykeham

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Caroline Johnson
    • Votes: 44,683
    • Vote share %: 67.1
    • Vote share change: +2.9
  2. Labour
    Linda Edwards-Shea
    • Votes: 12,118
    • Vote share %: 18.2
    • Vote share change: -7.6
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Oliver Craven
    • Votes: 5,355
    • Vote share %: 8.0
    • Vote share change: +3.9
  4. Lincolnshire Independents
    Marianne Overton
    • Votes: 1,999
    • Vote share %: 3.0
    • Vote share change: +3.0
  5. Green
    Simon Tooke
    • Votes: 1,742
    • Vote share %: 2.6
    • Vote share change: +1.1
  6. Independent
    Caroline Coram
    • Votes: 657
    • Vote share %: 1.0
    • Vote share change: +1.0

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 32,565
  • Registered voters: 94,761
  • % share:
    70.2%
  • Change since 2017: -2.1

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 67.1%
Labour 18.2%
Liberal Democrat 8.0%
Lincolnshire Independents 3.0%
Green 2.6%
Independent 1.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +3.9 Gained
  • Lincolnshire Independents +3.0 Gained
  • Conservative +2.9 Gained
  • Green +1.1 Gained
  • Independent +1.0 Gained
  • Labour -7.6 Lost

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Sleaford & North Hykeham: Conservative hold

Caroline Johnson has been re-elected as the MP for Sleaford & North Hykeham, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Linda Edwards-Shea by 32,565 votes, 7,328 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Oliver Craven of the Liberal Democrats came third and Lincolnshire Independents' Marianne Overton came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.1 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 67,000 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.

Three of the six candidates, Marianne Overton (Lincolnshire Independents), Simon Tooke (Green) and Caroline Coram (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingSleaford & North Hykenham: Conservative hold

Caroline Johnson has been re-elected for the Conservatives in Sleaford and South Hykenham.

Mix-up as residents receive 'wrong election leaflets'

Candidates in one part of Lincolnshire say households are receiving the wrong general election leaflets through their letterboxes.

Letterbox
BBC

The Royal Mail delivers one leaflet per candidate in each constituency.

But it's being claimed residents within the Sleaford and North Hykeham area are getting party political leaflets promoting candidates in other constituencies and not their own.

The Royal Mail has not yet responded to the claims.

The candidates standing for the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency are:

  • Caroline Coram: Independent
  • Oliver Craven: Liberal Democrat
  • Linda Edwards-Shea: Labour
  • Caroline Johnson: Conservative
  • Marianne Overton: Lincolnshire Independents
  • Simon Tooke: Green Party

Lincolnshire MP heads to the treasury

The MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Dr Caroline Johnson, has confirmed she's going to be working with the treasury:

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Arrest after robbery at Lincolnshire watermill

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A man has been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Lincolnshire visitor attraction.

Cogglesford mill
North Kesteven District Council

A couple were sat in their car outside Cogglesford Watermill in Sleaford (pictured) on Wednesday when a man demanded money off them and escaped with a small amount of cash.

A 31-year-old local man has since been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently being interviewed, police say.

Officers are appealing for people who were in the area at the time and may have seen what happened to get in touch.

Sleaford traffic problems 'being looked at' - MP

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Solutions to Sleaford's traffic problems will be dealt with, according to the town's MP.

holdingham roundabout
Google

Dr Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, admits there are traffic issues in the town and says planned investment at the Holdingham roundabout (pictured) will be made "in the next year or so".

Traffic in the one-way system in the the town centre is also being "looked at", according to Dr Johnson.

Could boundary changes affect Lincoln Tory challenge?

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Changes to the constituency boundaries in Lincoln could affect the likelihood of a Conservative MP for city.

This is despite the Labour Party saying that the proposed changes are for the government to pursue "their own political advantage rather than what is in the best interest of the country".

map
GOV

Our political reporter has been analysing the border changes:

These proposals are designed to even out the number of voters in each seat. Sleaford and North Hykeham would swap pockets of their communities, the Lincoln seat would lose Bracebridge Heath and Waddington but gain North Hykeham and parts of South Hykeham. In theory this could mean the loss of Conservative voters in Lincoln, which is a marginal seat.

Sharon EdwardsBBC Radio Lincolnshire

Planned parliamentary boundaries to affect Lincolnshire

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Revised changes to parliamentary boundaries could affect who you vote for in the next general election if they're approved.

The government wants to cut the number of MPs in the House of Commons.

Currently the constituency boundaries look like this:

old boundaries
Boundary Commission for England

New borders could mean that people living in Heckington will vote for the Boston and Skegness MP, not the Sleaford and North Hykeham MP.

It would also mean people in Waddington would no longer vote for Lincoln's MP whilst people in parts of South Hykeham now would.

The proposed changes are pictured below in light blue:

new boundaries
Boundary Commission for England

The changes would have to be approved by parliament which some commentators say is unlikely.

The Labour Party says the proposed changes are for the government to pursue "their own political advantage rather than what is in the best interest of the country".