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

South Holland & The Deepings

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Conservative
    John Hayes
    • Votes: 37,338
    • Vote share %: 75.9
    • Vote share change: +6.0
  2. Labour
    Mark Popple
    • Votes: 6,500
    • Vote share %: 13.2
    • Vote share change: -7.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Davina Kirby
    • Votes: 3,225
    • Vote share %: 6.6
    • Vote share change: +3.7
  4. Green
    Martin Blake
    • Votes: 1,613
    • Vote share %: 3.3
    • Vote share change: +1.5
  5. Independent
    Rick Stringer
    • Votes: 503
    • Vote share %: 1.0
    • Vote share change: +0.3

Change compared with 2017


  • CON majority: 30,838
  • Registered voters: 75,990
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: -1.2

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 75.9%
Labour 13.2%
Liberal Democrat 6.6%
Green 3.3%
Independent 1.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +6.0 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.7 Gained
  • Green +1.5 Gained
  • Independent +0.3 Gained
  • Labour -7.2 Lost

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Food factories must protect workers from Covid-19 - MP

The safety of workers in the food processing industry during the coronavirus pandemic must be a priority, a Lincolnshire MP has said.


Sir John Hayes, Conservative MP for South Holland and the Deepings, says he's in close contact with public health officials after recent rises in Covid-19 infections in neighbouring counties.

The Bakkavor dessert factory in nearby Newark is testing its entire workforce following a spike in coronavirus cases in the last few days.

Sir John says he'll be keeping a close eye on the situation in Lincolnshire:

They need to make sure the food factories are doing all they can and I know the responsible employers will do that. I've spoken to our Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones about this particularly."

Sir John HayesConservative MP, South Holland and the Deepings

Boston rough sleeping plan results 'encouraging'

A new strategy to tackle rough sleeping in Boston is showing progress after just a few months, a charity says.

Rough sleeping in Boston

Homeless Centrepoint Outreach say a new government-funded plan to tackle the issue began this winter.

The new homelessness plan provides rough sleepers help with short-term accommodation, mental health problems and addiction issues.

Nationally more than 28,000 people were found to be sleeping rough.

BBC Figures show at least 240 were in Lincolnshire, but those figures don't include the Boston or South Holland areas.

Liz Hopkins, from Centrepoint in Boston, says their data showed 19 rough sleepers in the town last year.

That's down from the year before when the figure was 22. I would hope the figure might continue to come down. The Rough Sleeper Project is aiming at reducing the number much further...So far, initial signs are encouraging."

Liz HopkinsChief executive, Centrepoint Outreach

Call for public buildings to fly union flag to mark Brexit

A Lincolnshire MP is calling for union flags to be flown from public buildings to mark the UK's departure from the European Union at the end of the month.

Union flag flying

The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 January and will then enter a period, known as the transition, until 31 December 2020.

Although the UK will cease to be an EU member, the trading relationship will remain the same and it will continue to follow the EU's rules, such as accepting rulings from the European Court of Justice.

The transition also means the UK will continue to contribute to the EU's budget for the duration.

In celebration of this important occasion in the nation's history I wonder if the Secretary of State will arrange for union flags to be flown from all public buildings across our kingdom. That would be a fitting tribute to the decision the British people made."

Sir John HayesSouth Holland and the Deepings MP

South Holland & The Deepings: Tories increase majority

John Hayes has been re-elected as the MP for South Holland & The Deepings, with an increased majority.

Election graphic

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Mark Popple by 30,838 votes, 5,941 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Davina Kirby of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Martin Blake came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.2 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 49,000 people, 64.7% 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, Martin Blake (Green) and Rick Stringer (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingSouth Holland & The Deepings: Conservative hold

John Hayes has been re-elected as the Conservative Party MP for South Holland & The Deepings.

Counting under way

Here are pictures from South Holland and Grantham below showing the counters starting on their night's work.

South Holland general election count
Grantham general election count

Watch: MP's name gets the John Bercow treatment

The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has become something of a cult figure for his pronunciation of MP's names.

Today it was Sir John Hayes, MP for South Holland and the Deepings, who was given the special treatment:

Farmers angry at 'growing level of lawlessness'

Farmers say they're becoming increasingly concerned about a "growing level of lawlessness" in rural parts of Lincolnshire.

rural crime initiative

It comes just weeks after Lincolnshire Police showcased their rural crime strategy at a farm near Lincoln (pictured).

The force says it's seen reports of hare coursing, an illegal sport involving dogs chasing hares, more than half since 2016.

But the National Farmers' Union (NFU) says they're still concerned about the theft of large farming machinery and trespassing on agricultural buildings.

Police say they've requested fuller access to farm land to help tackle crime.

Granting Lincolnshire Police full unfettered access to our farms sends out a signal to the criminal fraternity that we are all watching and also it provides some comfort to those of us in remote locations that someone actually cares.”

Chris CarterSouth Holland NFU chairman