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

Northamptonshire South

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Andrea Leadsom
    • Votes: 41,755
    • Vote share %: 62.4
    • Vote share change: -0.1
  2. Labour
    Gen Kitchen
    • Votes: 13,994
    • Vote share %: 20.9
    • Vote share change: -6.4
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Chris Lofts
    • Votes: 7,891
    • Vote share %: 11.8
    • Vote share change: +6.2
  4. Green
    Denise Donaldson
    • Votes: 2,634
    • Vote share %: 3.9
    • Vote share change: +1.8
  5. Independent
    Josh Phillips
    • Votes: 463
    • Vote share %: 0.7
    • Vote share change: +0.2
  6. Independent
    Stuart McCutcheon
    • Votes: 171
    • Vote share %: 0.3
    • Vote share change: +0.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 27,761
  • Registered voters: 90,840
  • % share:
    73.7%
  • Change since 2017: -2.1

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 62.4%
Labour 20.9%
Liberal Democrat 11.8%
Green 3.9%
Independent 0.7%
Independent 0.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +6.2 Gained
  • Green +1.8 Gained
  • Independent +0.3 Gained
  • Independent +0.2 Gained
  • Conservative -0.1 Lost
  • Labour -6.4 Lost

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Northants MP 'claps for Boris'

Katy Lewis

BBC News Online

Last night, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepared to spend a second night in intensive care receiving treatment for Covid-19, some of his supporters took part in a Clap for Boris.

They included the Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire, Andrea Leadsom, and her family.

In a tweet, she said they were "clapping for Boris Johnson and all those who are in hospital - get well soon".

The PM is being kept in St Thomas' Hospital in London "for close monitoring", Downing Street said.

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Northamptonshire South: Conservative hold

Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom has been re-elected as the MP for Northamptonshire South, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Gen Kitchen by 27,761 votes, 4,921 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Chris Lofts of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Denise Donaldson came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.1 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 67,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Three of the six candidates, Denise Donaldson (Green), Josh Phillips (independent) and Stuart McCutcheon (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Tories hold seats across Northamptonshire

Nic Rigby

BBC News

If you're just waking up, here's the picture across Northamptonshire.

It's been a good night for the Conservative Party with all six of the seats in the county so far declared being held with increased majorities.

That includes Corby, Daventry, Kettering, Northampton North, Northampton South and Wellingborough.

Peter Bone
BBC

South Northamptonshire, where Conservative Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom is expected to be elected, has yet to finish counting votes.

The election has seen Peter Bone (pictured) re-elected in the Wellingborough seat.

Northamptonshire South candidate 'very disheartened'

Anna Bartlett

BBC Radio Northampton

Labour candidate Gen Kitchen says she’s "very disheartened" by the exit poll, saying it could take 15 years to get anywhere close to the Conservatives here in Northamptonshire South.

Gen Kitchen
BBC

Analysis: Brexit-supporting county features key marginals

Craig Lewis

BBC Northampton Politics Reporter

When it comes to leaving the European Union, Northamptonshire was unequivocal with 59% of voters backing that option in 2016.

Whether they favour Boris Johnson’s “oven-ready Brexit” or not remains to be seen.

Northampton
Geograph/John Sutton

Austerity is another big talking point, following the collapse of the financially unstable, Conservative-run county council.

Andrea Leadsom
BBC

Whatever the issues, it’s unlikely four of the current seven Conservative-controlled seats will change hands, with business secretary Andrea Leadsom (pictured above) looking certain to hold on to her South Northamptonshire seat.

Northampton North, Northampton South (pictured top) and Corby will be much closer.

In the former, Michael Ellis’ triumphed over Labour’s Sally Keeble by just 807 votes in 2017.

Whoever wins in that bellwether seat could well see their party leader heading to Number 10.

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.