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Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
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After 650 of 650 seats

Northamptonshire South

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

CON

Conservative

Andrea Leadsom Votes 40,599 header_vote_share 62.5 Net percentage change in seats +2.3
Party

LAB

Labour

Sophie Johnson Votes 17,759 header_vote_share 27.3 Net percentage change in seats +10.6
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Chris Lofts Votes 3,623 header_vote_share 5.6 Net percentage change in seats -0.4
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Nigel Wickens Votes 1,363 header_vote_share 2.1 Net percentage change in seats -11.4
Party

GRN

Green Party

Denise Donaldson Votes 1,357 header_vote_share 2.1 Net percentage change in seats -1.6
Party

IND

Independent

Josh Phillips Votes 297 header_vote_share 0.5 Net percentage change in seats +0.5

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

22,840

Turnout

75.9%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 62.5
Labour 27.3
Liberal Democrat 5.6
UKIP 2.1
Green Party 2.1
Independent 0.5

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+10.6
Conservative
+2.3
Independent
+0.5
Liberal Democrat
-0.4
Green Party
-1.6
UKIP
-11.4

Latest updates

Commons leader Leadsom defends May's cabinet reshuffle

Andrea Leadsom, MP
AP

Andrea Leadsom, the MP for South Northamptonshire, has defended Theresa May's government reshuffle after one minister resigned and another reportedly refused to move.

The prime minister has also faced criticism for removing a number of white men from roles in her cabinet in favour of more women and members from ethnic minorities.

"What we've had is a new cabinet that is focusing on the prime minister's priorities, particularly housing [and] social care," said Mrs Leadsom, who is also leader of the House of Commons.

"We have some fresh faces, and what the prime minister was setting out to achieve was to improve the pipeline of newer younger members of Parliament who are incredibly diverse."

Andrea Leadsom defends decision to delay Brexit debate

BBC Politics

The government is defending its decision to delay parliamentary debate on Brexit for several weeks.

Measures which would pave the way for European Union legislation to be transferred into British law will only be discussed after the autumn break.

Andrea Leadsom
Reuters

The government is looking very carefully at those amendments and new clauses to ensure that when it does come back to this chamber, where we have eight days of debate with eight protected hours on each day, that the responses will be well thought through."

Andrea LeadsomSouth Northamptonshire MP

Andrea Leadsom's Jane Austen slip

The leader of the House of Commons and MP for South Northamptonshire, Andrea Leadsom, has provoked laughter by accidentally referring to Jane Austen as "one of our greatest living authors".

Leadsom calls Jane Austen 'one of our greatest living authors'

Ms Leadsom was welcoming a new plastic £10 note featuring a portrait of the author, who died 200 years ago.

Brexit negotiations: Britain 'well placed' for discussions, says Andrea Leadsom

Sam Read

BBC Radio Northampton politics reporter

Britain is "very well placed" for Brexit negotiations that start today, according to the South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom.

Michel Barnier, the European Commission's Chief Negotiator, will sit down with Brexit Secretary David Davis later.

The meetings will continue every four weeks until March 2019, when Britain's membership is due to end.

"Britain has a huge amount to offer," Mrs Leadsom told me. "When I talk to other EU politicians, it is very much in their interests to make sure this is a successful process.

Leadsom
BBC

"I think we are very well placed and the prime minister has shown her very clear determination to make a success of Brexit."

Last week Mrs Leadsom took on the role of leader of the House of Commons and will have the job of making sure Brexit legislation gets through Parliament.

"It is absolutely vital that we're very, very clear that people understand exactly what the proposals are, and why they make sense," she added.

"A big part of my job will be to make sure we take people with us and get their enthusiasm for what we're doing."

Leadsom defends PM's fire response

Sam Read

BBC Radio Northampton politics reporter

The leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, has told me the prime minister has been "totally affected" by the Grenfell Tower disaster.

As we mentioned earlier, the South Northamptonshire MP visited the site this morning and received an angry response from some residents.

The prime minister visited survivors in hospital today, but had faced criticism for not meeting residents at the scene of the blaze yesterday.

Andrea Leadsom told me Theresa May has been "totally affected" by the fire and had "absolutely prioritised making sure that we are doing everything we possibly can to help".

Andrea Leadsom
AP
Andrea Leadsom visited the site of the fire earlier today.

The MP described the reception she had from local people as "mixed" and said "quite understandably some people are angry".

She said it was "truly heartbreaking to see what has happened" and MPs were "absolutely resolved" to "support people in the short term and the long term".

Andrea Leadsom confronted by residents at Grenfell Tower

Andrea Leadsom, leader of the House of Commons and MP for South Northamptonshire, has been answering heated questions from local residents during a visit to the area near Grenfell Tower.

She told Sky News "it is absolutely vital" to get answers on what happened, adding she totally understands the anger felt by people in the community.

Grenfell
PA

New cabinet role for Northamptonshire MP

South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has been appointed as leader of the House in the Commons in a Conservative party cabinet reshuffle.

Andrea Leadsom
BBC

Ms Leadsom, who contested the Conservative leadership against now Prime Minister Theresa May in 2016, moves from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs where she was secretary of state.

Her previous role has been filled by former justice secretary Michael Gove, who Mrs May previously removed from her cabinet last July.

Ms Leadsom, who has been an MP since 2010, saw her majority in South Northamptonshire cut from 26,416 to 22,840 in Thursday's general election.

What's happened in Northamptonshire overnight?

If you're just waking up, it's as you were in Northamptonshire, but it's been a difficult ride for our seven new Tory MPs - as it has been nationally for the Conservatives.

  • In Northampton North, the majority for Michael Ellis now stands at just 807 after the vote went down to the wire with former Labour MP Sally Keeble
  • Likewise in Northampton South - new Conservative candidate Andrew Lewer pipped Kevin McKeever by just 1,159 votes, in a night of Labour resurgence and UKIP decline
  • In Daventry, however, it was pretty much as you were for Chris Heaton-Harris, who largely maintained his 40% majority from 2015
  • Same for Northamptonshire South, where Andrea Leadsom maintained her large majority despite losing 3,576 votes
  • The Labour swing in Corby failed to materialise, with Tom Pursglove marginally increasing his majority
  • In Kettering, Philip Hollobone won comfortably but lost ground to Labour
  • Likewise in Wellingborough, where fellow Brexiteer Peter Bone won comfortably but had to fend off an increase in Labour vote share of 14.5%
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Andrea Leadsom
, have the following results:
  • 36,607 total votes taken.
  • 60.1% share of the total vote
  • +4.9% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Lucy Mills
, have the following results:
  • 10,191 total votes taken.
  • 16.7% share of the total vote
  • -0.6% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Roger Clark
, have the following results:
  • 8,204 total votes taken.
  • 13.5% share of the total vote
  • +9.5% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Tom Snowdon
, have the following results:
  • 3,613 total votes taken.
  • 5.9% share of the total vote
  • -15.1% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Damon Boughen
, have the following results:
  • 2,247 total votes taken.
  • 3.7% share of the total vote
  • +2.5% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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