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After 650 of 650 seats

Basildon South & Thurrock East

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Stephen Metcalfe Votes 26,811 header_vote_share 56.9 Net percentage change in seats +13.5
Party

LAB

Labour

Byron Taylor Votes 15,321 header_vote_share 32.5 Net percentage change in seats +7.3
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Peter Whittle Votes 3,193 header_vote_share 6.8 Net percentage change in seats -19.8
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Reetendra Banerji Votes 732 header_vote_share 1.6 Net percentage change in seats -1.4
Party

GRN

Green Party

Sim Harman Votes 680 header_vote_share 1.4 Net percentage change in seats +1.4
Party

BNP

British National Party

Paul Borg Votes 383 header_vote_share 0.8 Net percentage change in seats +0.8

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

11,490

Turnout

64.4%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 56.9
Labour 32.5
UKIP 6.8
Liberal Democrat 1.6
Green Party 1.4
British National Party 0.8

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+13.5
Labour
+7.3
Green Party
+1.4
British National Party
+0.8
Liberal Democrat
-1.4
UKIP
-19.8

Latest updates

New £50k project to overhaul Basildon's image
The Breakthrough Basildon Commission has been launched in Parliament, with a budget of £50,000.

Video: The moment Tory MP Stephen Metcalfe retained South Basildon and East Thurrock

Basildon South: Conservative hold

Result graphic
BBC

South Basildon & East Thurrock held by Conservatives

Richard Smith

BBC Essex

We've got some more information about the numbers of votes cast in South Basildon & East Thurrock.

Conservative Stephen Metcalfe held the seat with 26,811 votes. Labour came second with 15,321, and UKIP was third with 3,193.

That represents an increase in votes for the Conservatives and Labour, but UKIP's share dropped dramatically, from more than 12,000 in 2015 to the level seen today.

BreakingConservatives hold South Basildon & East Thurrock

Conservative Stephen Metcalfe has held the seat of South Basildon & East Thurrock. We'll bring you the voting numbers shortly.

Watch: 'We've been a well oiled machine'

Basildon's returning officer says they have responded well to the challenge of the snap election.

He expects the turnout to be up on 2015.

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Corbyn's 'weak and wobbly' quip in Pitsea

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn paraphrased Theresa May's "strong and stable" line while out campaigning in south Essex in the Basildon South & Thurrock East constituency.

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'Getting the right deal will be challenging', Corbyn tells Pitsea audience

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has told an audience in Pitsea that a government under his leadership would take negotiations seriously and come away with a deal that worked for all of Britain.

"We in Labour understand that getting the right deal - one that secures our country's interest for the long term - will be challenging," he said.

"Labour is ready. Ready to deliver a deal that gives British business and British society the chance to thrive in a post-Brexit world."

He also pledged to guarantee the right to remain in the UK for EU nationals already living here:

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Jeremy Corbyn arrives in Pitsea

BBC Essex's political reporter, Simon Dedman, is in attendance and said there was a big reaction to the arrival of the Labour leader.

Pitsea is part of the South Basildon and East Thurrock constituency where John Baron is defending the seat he won in 2010 and 2015.

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General election 2017 nomination papers in

With all the general election 2017 candidates' nominations papers in, we've collected together links to where you can find full information from the returning officers in the 18 Essex constituencies:

The election takes place on Thursday, 8 June.

CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Stephen Metcalfe
, have the following results:
  • 19,788 total votes taken.
  • 43.4% share of the total vote
  • -0.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Ian Luder
, have the following results:
  • 12,097 total votes taken.
  • 26.5% share of the total vote
  • +20.6% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Mike Le-Surf
, have the following results:
  • 11,493 total votes taken.
  • 25.2% share of the total vote
  • -5.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Geoff Williams
, have the following results:
  • 1,356 total votes taken.
  • 3.0% share of the total vote
  • -10.4% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Kerry Smith
, have the following results:
  • 401 total votes taken.
  • 0.9% share of the total vote
  • +0.9% change in share of the votes
NOTA (None of the above)
, with candidate None Of The Above X
, have the following results:
  • 253 total votes taken.
  • 0.6% share of the total vote
  • +0.6% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Stuart Hooper
, have the following results:
  • 205 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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