Sir Oliver Letwin's replacement Chris Loder is among eight Tory MPs to be elected in the county.Read more
Dorset SouthParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 30,024
- Vote share %: 58.8
- Vote share change: +2.7
- Votes: 12,871
- Vote share %: 25.2
- Vote share change: -8.4
Liberal DemocratNick Ireland
- Votes: 5,432
- Vote share %: 10.6
- Vote share change: +4.8
- Votes: 2,246
- Vote share %: 4.4
- Vote share change: 0.0
- Votes: 485
- Vote share %: 0.9
- Vote share change: +0.9
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 17,153
- Registered voters: 73,809
- Change since 2017: -0.9
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Richard Drax has been re-elected as the MP for Dorset South, with an increased majority.
The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Carralyn Parkes by 17,153 votes, 5,458 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.
Nick Ireland of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Jon Orrell came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 1.8 percentage points since the last general election.
More than 51,000 people, 70% 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, Jon Orrell (Green) and Joseph Green (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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BBC Radio Solent political reporter
It’s unlikely there will be any huge electoral surprises in Dorset, with all eight seats held by the Conservatives, and none considered as marginal.
Two constituencies (Christchurch, North Dorset) have Tory majorities of more than 25,000. But it doesn’t mean there won’t be anything of interest to watch for.
Take Christchurch which Sir Christopher Chope has held since 1997. During the last Parliament, was branded a "dinosaur" after blocking bills on upskirting and demale genital mutilation - his own constituency association was split over him being adopted again as the Conservative candidate.
The Lib Dems say Mid Dorset and North Poole (held for them by them Annette Brooke 2001 - 2015) is a key target seat for them.
The national Labour narrative of the NHS has featured locally with many candidates in the Bournemouth Poole Christchurch conurbation opposed to the reorganisation of health services locally and the moving of A&E from Poole to Bournemouth.
There will definitely be at least one new MP in the county though. Sir Oliver Letwin, chief agitator for extending Article 50 and delaying Brexit until No Deal had been ruled out, has stepped down from his West Dorset seat after 22 years.
Boris Johnson’s main message of Get Brexit Done was in many senses preaching to the converted in Dorset - where every single electoral district in the county voted to Leave in the 2016 referendum.
The Conservative candidates elected are:
- Bournemouth East - Tobias Ellwood, 25,221 votes
- Bournemouth West - Conor Burns, 23,812 votes
- Christchurch - Christopher Chope, 35,230 votes
- Dorset Mid and Poole North - Michael Tomlinson, 28,888 votes
- Dorset North - Simon Hoare, 36,169 votes
- Dorset South - Richard Drax, 29,135 votes
- Dorset West - Oliver Letwin, 33,081 votes
- Poole - Robert Syms, 28,888 votes