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

Derbyshire South

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Heather Wheeler
    • Votes: 33,502
    • Vote share %: 62.8
    • Vote share change: +4.0
  2. Labour
    Robert Pearson
    • Votes: 14,167
    • Vote share %: 26.5
    • Vote share change: -9.4
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Lorraine Johnson
    • Votes: 3,924
    • Vote share %: 7.4
    • Vote share change: +3.8
  4. Green
    Amanda Baker
    • Votes: 1,788
    • Vote share %: 3.3
    • Vote share change: +1.6

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 19,335
  • Registered voters: 79,365
  • % share:
    67.3%
  • Change since 2017: -1.6

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 62.8%
Labour 26.5%
Liberal Democrat 7.4%
Green 3.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +4.0 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.8 Gained
  • Green +1.6 Gained
  • Labour -9.4 Lost

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MP appears to use expletive over video link issues

PA Media

An MP appeared to turn the air blue after experiencing difficulties with her video link to the House of Commons.

Heather Wheeler, Conservative MP for South Derbyshire, was speaking during a debate on Covid-19 when an apparent fault with her feed emerged.

Deputy Speaker of the House, Nigel Evans, told Mrs Wheeler to "please carry on", as her comments were picked up during the feed being broadcast to the Commons Chamber.

Heather Wheeler
UK Parliament

MPs have had to adapt to the hybrid-Commons system since returning from the Easter recess.

Television screens were added in the House, with a number of MPs making their contributions virtually while a small number are present in the Chamber.

Derbyshire South: Conservative hold

Heather Wheeler has been re-elected as the MP for Derbyshire South, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Robert Pearson by 19,335 votes, 7,365 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Lorraine Johnson of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Amanda Baker came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.6 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 53,000 people, roughly two-thirds of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

One of the four candidates, Amanda Baker (Green) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Derbyshire turnout figures emerge

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Turnout in High Peak about the same as last time (73%).

Down very slightly in South Derbyshire (68%) and Amber Valley (65%).

'Leavers' vote Tory in General Election

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Not totally surprising but Derbyshire constituencies which voted most strongly to Leave in 2016 tended to see bigger increases in Conservative vote share last week...

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Derbyshire South: Conservative hold

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BreakingSouth Derbyshire: Conservative hold

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Heather Wheeler has held her Conservative seat in South Derbyshire.

Heather Wheeler
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UKIP announce East Midlands general election candidates

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

UKIP has confirmed they will not be putting candidates forward for seats in Mid Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash, Amber Valley, South Derbyshire and High Peak. 

Derby North is the only Derbyshire seat they will contest. Their candidate is Bill Piper.

In Ashfield, Ray Young will stand for the party, while there will be no UKIP candidate for Bassetlaw.

Other Nottinghamshire UKIP candidates we are now aware of include Fran Loi, who will stand in Broxtowe, Lee Waters - who will compete for the Gedling seat - Stephen Crosby, who will stand in Nottingham North, Robert Hall-Palmer, who will stand in Nottingham East, and David Hollis - who will fight for the Nottingham South seat.

In Newark, Xandra Arundel will stand for the party, while Matthew Faithfull and Stuart Bestwick will stand in Rushcliffe and Sherwood respectively.

Further general election candidates for Derbyshire seats revealed

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

More candidates vying for general election seats across Derbyshire have been revealed.

In Amber Valley, Kate Smith will stand for the Liberal Democrats. Two of her confirmed opponents are Conservative Nigel Mills and Labour's James Dawson.

Ross Shipman will stand for the Liberal Democrats in Bolsover. He will stand against UKIP's Philip Rose, Tory Helen Harrison and Labour's Dennis Skinner. 

We told you earlier today that Spencer Pitfield will stand in Chesterfield for the Conservatives. Joining Mr Pitfield will be Labour's Toby Perkins, Dave Wadsworth - from The Green Party - and Tom Snowdon of the Liberal Democrats. 

In Erewash, Martin Garnett from the Liberal Democrats and Green Party member Ralph Hierons will compete with Labour's Catherine Atkinson and Conservative Maggie Throup for the seat.

Charles Lawley, of the Liberal Democrats, has said he will stand in High Peak. Two of his already confirmed opponents will be Tory Andrew Bingham and Labour's Ruth George.

In North East Derbyshire, David Lomax - from the Liberal Democrats - will stand against The Green Party's Dave Kesteven, as well as Labour Party member Natascha Engel and Tory Lee Rowley. 

Liberal Democrat Andrew Hollyer will stand in Derbyshire Dales, as will Matt Buckler from The Green Party. Tory Patrick McLoughlin and Labour's Andy Botham will also fight for the seat. 

And in South Derbyshire, Tory Heather Wheeler will face Labour's Robert Pearson, Lorraine Johnson, from the Liberal Democrats, and Green Party member Marten Kats.