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

Leicestershire South

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Alberto Costa
    • Votes: 36,791
    • Vote share %: 64.0
    • Vote share change: +2.6
  2. Labour
    Tristan Koriya
    • Votes: 12,787
    • Vote share %: 22.3
    • Vote share change: -6.3
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Phil Knowles
    • Votes: 5,452
    • Vote share %: 9.5
    • Vote share change: +5.2
  4. Green
    Nick Cox
    • Votes: 2,439
    • Vote share %: 4.2
    • Vote share change: +2.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 24,004
  • Registered voters: 80,520
  • % share:
    71.4%
  • Change since 2017: -0.4

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 64.0%
Labour 22.3%
Liberal Democrat 9.5%
Green 4.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +5.2 Gained
  • Conservative +2.6 Gained
  • Green +2.3 Gained
  • Labour -6.3 Lost

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Leicestershire South: Conservative hold

Alberto Costa has been re-elected as the MP for Leicestershire South, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Tristan Koriya by 24,004 votes, 5,373 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Phil Knowles of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Nick Cox came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.4 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 57,000 people, 71.4% 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, Nick Cox (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingConservatives hold South Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

It's been another successful general election for Alberto Costa in South Leicestershire who has held his Conservative seat.

Former Conservative MP 'cautiously optimistic'

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Alberto Costa, who has been the Leicestershire South MP since 2015, said he's "very cautiously optimistic" about the upcoming election result.

Alberto Costa
UK Parliament

He said: "The British people had to make up their mind - did they want a Conservative majority government, that could get Brexit done and allow the country to calm down and move forward, or was it going to be another hung parliament."

If the exit poll prediction is correct he said it will allow the leavers and remainers to be "brought back together".

Concern over child killer's 'unsupervised days out'

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

An MP has raised concerns over the release from prison of double child killer Colin Pitchfork.

Colin Pitchfork
Leicestershire Police

Pitchfork, who raped and murdered 15-year-old schoolgirls Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in 1983 and 1986 in Leicestershire, has been allowed out of prison under escort.

He's also been pictured on an unsupervised visit to Bristol.

Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire, said he wanted assurances from the Ministry of Justice that his constituents were safe.

In response, justice secretary David Gauke told the Commons that the victim's families had been consulted.

Changes to East Midlands Commons constituencies proposed

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Two cross-county constituencies have been proposed in the East Midlands, under the latest proposed boundary changes.

Polling station
Getty Images

Some of the southern parts of the current Rushcliffe constituency would combine with Loughborough, to create a new Loughborough and South Rushcliffe seat.

Further south, some of the current South Leicestershire seat would become part of a new Daventry and Lutterworth constituency.

In Derbyshire and Derby, a new North East Derbyshire constituency will be created that is in line with its local authority of the same name, and there will be a Bolsover constituency containing the entirety of Bolsover District.

There are no proposed changes to the Bassetlaw, High Peak, Leicester East, Leicester South, North West Leicestershire and Mansfield seats - but all the rest face some minor tweaks which you can see here.

Leiestershire South: Conservative Hold

Election Graphic
BBC

BreakingLeicestershire South: Conservative hold

Bridget Blair

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

It's a victory for Alberto Costa who has held his seat in Leicestershire South.

Alberto Costa and his agent Ruth Morrison
BBC

More voters in South Leicestershire

Bridget Blair

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

Jane Toman, the returning officer, has confirmed that the turnout for the South Leicestershire count is 72% - that's up on 2015 election turnout of 70.6%.

Jane Toman
BBC

Greens line up in Enderby

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Green Party in South Leicestershire - reminds me of the song "four green bottles sitting on a wall"...

Green Party
BBC

I love how colour coordinated they are as well...

Green nails
BBC