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After 650 of 650 seats

Swindon South

Parliamentary constituency


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



Robert Buckland Votes 24,809 header_vote_share 48.4 Net percentage change in seats +2.2



Sarah Church Votes 22,345 header_vote_share 43.6 Net percentage change in seats +9.1


Liberal Democrat

Stan Pajak Votes 2,079 header_vote_share 4.1 Net percentage change in seats +0.4



Martin Costello Votes 1,291 header_vote_share 2.5 Net percentage change in seats -9.5


Green Party

Talis Kimberley-Fairbourn Votes 747 header_vote_share 1.5 Net percentage change in seats -2.1

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 48.4
Labour 43.6
Liberal Democrat 4.1
UKIP 2.5
Green Party 1.5

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Green Party

Latest updates

Robert Buckland MP: 'Election night is still very young'

The Conservatives have held on to Swindon South - in his acceptance speech Robert Buckland said he didn't want to predict the outcome of the general election.

Here's a little bit of his acceptance speech.

Another win for the Conservatives, although it's a narrow win

Robert Buckland has held on to his Swindon South seat - here's the moment his victory was declared.

Although the Conservatives have won, it's by a narrow majority.

Analysis: More Labour swing in Swindon ... but not enough to gain seat

Chris Kelly

Digital Editor, BBC West

It was a close affair in Swindon South but Robert Buckland retained his seat.

But again, as in Swindon North, the swing to Labour was very apparent.

Sarah Church for Labour lost out by just under 2,500 votes and the swing was 9.1%.

Again, the votes came from the collapse in support there for UKIP (9.5%) and the Greens (2.1%).

Swindon South swing

Swindon South: Conservative hold

Result graphic

Conservatives hold Swindon South

Election 2017

Robert Buckland has held onto Swindon South for the Conservatives.

BreakingSwindon South - Conservative hold

Robert Buckland has held on to his seat, making it the second win of the night for the Tories in the Westcountry.

Swindon South is about to declare...

Will Conservative Robert Buckland hold on to his seat? We'll find out within minutes.

Swindon South: Regarded by Labour as a winnable seat

Swindon South is considered to be a bellwether seat so is definitely one to watch.

It's been held by the party of government since its creation in 1997, and is regarded as a winnable seat by Labour despite a 6,000 Tory majority.

First time Labour candidate Sarah Church has been very visible in the campaign, appearing on a number of BBC debates. But she’s up against a senior Tory politician, the Solicitor General Robert Buckland.

Swindon is always one of the first seats to declare so may give an early indication of how election night will go.

The 2017 general election candidate list
The 2017 general election candidate list

How the results changed the map in 2015

The West turned a deep shade of Conservative blue after the last general election two years ago.

Only a small island of Labour red remained in Bristol West, Bristol East and Bristol South, preventing a full bluewash for our region.

Can the opposition parties turn back the tide, or will Theresa May surf an even bigger blue wave?

So far, the BBC/Sky/ITV poll suggests the UK is heading for a hung parliament, with Conservatives 12 seats short of the 326 they need for an absolute majority in the Commons.

The poll puts Tories on 314 seats, with Labour on 266, the Scottish National Party on 34, Liberal Democrats on 14, Plaid Cymru on three and Greens on one.

Map of the West Country


, with candidate Robert Buckland
, have the following results:
  • 22,777 total votes taken.
  • 46.2% share of the total vote
  • +4.5% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Anne Snelgrove
, have the following results:
  • 16,992 total votes taken.
  • 34.5% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes
, with candidate John Short
, have the following results:
  • 5,920 total votes taken.
  • 12.0% share of the total vote
  • +7.7% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Damon John Hooton
, have the following results:
  • 1,817 total votes taken.
  • 3.7% share of the total vote
  • -13.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Talis Kimberley-Fairbourn
, have the following results:
  • 1,757 total votes taken.
  • 3.6% share of the total vote
  • +2.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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