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

Cambridgeshire South

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Anthony Browne
    • Votes: 31,015
    • Vote share %: 46.3
    • Vote share change: -5.5
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Ian Sollom
    • Votes: 28,111
    • Vote share %: 42.0
    • Vote share change: +23.4
  3. Labour
    Dan Greef
    • Votes: 7,803
    • Vote share %: 11.7
    • Vote share change: -15.6

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 2,904
  • Registered voters: 87,288
  • % share:
    76.7%
  • Change since 2017: +0.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 46.3%
Liberal Democrat 42.0%
Labour 11.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +23.4 Gained
  • Conservative -5.5 Lost
  • Labour -15.6 Lost

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MP calls for action over water supply problems

South Cambridgeshire's MP, Anthony Browne, is calling for a joined-up plan to tackle the county's water problem.

Andrew Browne
BBC

Water companies are urging people to limit use of hoses and sprinklers as more people have been at home during the coronavirus lockdown, particularly with the recent dry weather and rivers running low.

Mr Browne said: "It is a real, real problem and I've been talking to different water groups like the Cam Valley Forum and Water Resources East which represents all the stakeholders in the water industry.

"I'm arranging a meeting with the water minister Rebecca Pow because what we do need is a strong water strategy to make sure that we don't extract more water than is sustainable in the long run."

Cambridgeshire South: Conservative hold

Anthony Browne has been elected MP for Cambridgeshire South, meaning that the Conservative Party holds the seat with a significantly decreased majority.

The new MP beat Liberal Democrat Ian Sollom by 2,904 votes. This was less than a quarter Heidi Allen’s 15,952 vote majority in the 2017 general election.

Dan Greef of the Labour Party came third.

Voter turnout was up by 0.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 67,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

All three candidates keep their deposits, after receiving more than 5% of the votes.

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'Hugs of relief' in South Cambridgeshire Tory camp

Fae Southwell

BBC Look East

There were hugs of relief among Conservatives following Anthony Browne's victory in South Cambridgeshire.

He says the election campaign has been a "humbling experience".

Votes were as follows:

  • Conservatives 31,015
  • Lib Dems 28,111
  • Labour 7,803
Anthony Browne
BBC

BreakingSouth Cambridgeshire: Conservative hold

South Cambridgeshire has a new Conservative MP in Anthony Browne.

Heidi Allen was previously elected in 2017 while she was a member of the Conservative Party. She subsequently became an independent MP before joining the Lib Dems.

Results south cambs
BBC

UK facing 'extremes in politics' says former MP

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Former South Cambridgeshire Conservative MP Heidi Allen, who didn't stand in this election, has said the exit poll prediction for a safe Conservative majority leaves the country "in a very bad place for democracy".

Heidi Allen
UK Parliament

"Extremes of politics are not good for our country. We have a hard right government in control and the official opposition has failed to do its job," she said.

It's 'not looking great' for Labour in South Cambs, says candidate

Dan Greef, the Labour candidate for South Cambridgeshire, says it’s “not looking great” for his party in the city and denies his campaign split the Remain vote.

Dan Greef - Labour candidate for South Cambs
BBC

Who will be celebrating today?

Fae Southwell

BBC Look East

The sweets might say let's celebrate but who will be celebrating in South Cambridgeshire tonight?

Sweets in Huntingdon
BBC

South Cambridgeshire count up - just

There has been a very marginal increase in voter turnout in South Cambridgeshire, up to 77% from 76.2%.

Total vote cast - 67,236.