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After 650 of 650 seats

Bedfordshire South West

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Andrew Selous Votes 32,961 header_vote_share 59.2 Net percentage change in seats +4.3
Party

LAB

Labour

Daniel Scott Votes 18,793 header_vote_share 33.8 Net percentage change in seats +13.5
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Daniel Norton Votes 2,630 header_vote_share 4.7 Net percentage change in seats -0.4
Party

GRN

Green Party

Morvern Rennie Votes 950 header_vote_share 1.7 Net percentage change in seats -2.4
Party

CPA

Christian Peoples Alliance

Morenike Mafoh Votes 301 header_vote_share 0.5 Net percentage change in seats +0.5

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

14,168

Turnout

69.8%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 59.2
Labour 33.8
Liberal Democrat 4.7
Green Party 1.7
Christian Peoples Alliance 0.5

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+13.5
Conservative
+4.3
Christian Peoples Alliance
+0.5
Liberal Democrat
-0.4
Green Party
-2.4

Latest updates

MP giving up waste for lent

Most people choose to give up chocolate, crisps or sweets for lent, but for one MP, it's plastic.

Andrew Selous, the Conservative MP for South West Bedfordshire, is promising to stop buying plastic bags, single use water bottles and take away coffee cups.

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MP 'angry' about unauthorised traveller camps

A Conservative politican is calling on the government to give local authorities greater powers to deal with unauthorised traveller encampments.

Andrew Selous, MP for South West Bedfordshire, says it's a major issue around the new A5-M1 and Woodside Link roads.

He says "practical and sensible" options must be looked at, as he's been raising the issue for more than 16 years and is now "fed up".

Andrew Selous
Conservative Party

"We need to get on with this, get a solution that works well for settled residents and well for travellers, as it's not working well for anyone at the moment.

"I am seriously impatient and angry on behalf of my constituents about this," he said.

A meeting is set to take place between Central Bedfordshire Council, the police and Highways England this week.

'Enough is enough' - police need more funding, says MP

A Bedfordshire MP said "I'm frankly getting tired of wasting my breath" as he raised the issue of getting more funding for the county's police.

Andrew Selous, the MP for South West Bedfordshire, raised his concerns in the House of Commons yesterday.

He stated it "has one of the smallest budgets in England and Wales, at £102m".

He said he'd raised the issue "over the years" adding that "enough is enough", as "figures show that recorded crime is rising in Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable and Houghton Regis".

Police in Luton
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Nick Hurd, minister of state forpolicing and the fire service responded by saying: "We are conducting a demand and resilience review, led by myself.

"The review will update our understanding of demand and how it is being managed, the implications of flat cash force by force and the strategy for reserves, which are public money.

"That review will be assessed in parallel with the fair funding review that colleagues will have tracked and that is of particular interest to Suffolk, Bedfordshire and other counties that feel they have been on the wrong end of the allocation in recent years."

What happened to Labour overnight in Bedfordshire?

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Labour increased its share of the vote across many parts of Bedfordshire and its leader Jeremy Corbyn is now calling for the party to form a minority administration.

Labour's Gavin Shuker held Luton South with an 18.2% boost to his support giving him an overall 62.4% share of the vote, while Dean Russell increase the Tory share by 1.6% both at the cost of UKIP and other minority parties.

In Luton North Kelvin Hopkins also saw a rise of 11.6% in his vote to give an overall showing of 63.8% while Caroline Kerswell boosted the Conservatives by 3.1%. Both benefited from UKIP not fielding a candidate.

Bedfordshire South West is safe territory for the Conservatives with Andrew Selous polling 59.2% of the vote with a 4.3% boost. Labour's Daniel Scott put up a good fight, increasing his share by 13.5% in a constituency where UKIP was again absent.

In Mid-Bedfordshire Nadine Dorries was triumphant with a 5.6% increase in her vote to give her a 61.7% share. Labour were left trailing despite a 12.6% boost, again with no UKIP candidate to upset them.

Selous wins comfortably in South West Beds

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

Covering the mains towns of Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable and Houghton Regis, Richard Selous will remain the MP for South West Bedfordshire.

He got 32,961 votes, which is an increase of 4,749 on 2015.

Here's the full breakdown:

  • Andrew Selous: Con 32,961
  • Daniel Scott: Lab 18,793
  • Daniel Norton: LD 2,630
  • Morvern Rennie: Green 950
  • Morenike Mafoh: CPA 301
Andrew Selous
BBC

Bedfordshire South West: Conservative hold

Election result
BBC

BreakingConservatives hold South West Bedfordshire

Andrew Selous (Con) holds Bedfordshire South West.

A marquee signing for election night

We've seen plenty of sports halls and the like but this is the first marquee of the night.

It's been put up for the Mid and South West Bedfordshire constituency counts in Chicksands. There are 128 members of the public counting the votes.

Let's hope it's not too windy.

A marquee has been erected for the Mid and South West Beds count

South West Bedfordshire: Constituency profile

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

Seventeen Tory MPs in the three counties bring five figure majorities into this election, and Andrew Selous is one of them.

Andrew Selous
Conservative Party

He’ll take an advantage of 17,813 into the polls this time in a seat he’s held since 2001.

Before him, Conservative Sir David Madel was MP for 18 years so it’s a constituency without a reputation for chopping and changing. That said, in the Tony Blair New Labour years, Madel held on by just 132 votes (1997) and Selous just 776 in 2001.

Labour's candidate this time is Daniel Scott and he’ll stand along with Daniel Norton from the Lib Dems, Morvern Rennie from the Greens and Morenike Mafoh for the Christian People’s Alliance. The UKIP candidate has pulled out due to illness.

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:

The deadline to register is 22 May
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Andrew Selous
, have the following results:
  • 28,212 total votes taken.
  • 55.0% share of the total vote
  • +2.2% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Daniel Scott
, have the following results:
  • 10,399 total votes taken.
  • 20.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate John van Weenen
, have the following results:
  • 7,941 total votes taken.
  • 15.5% share of the total vote
  • +11.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Stephen Rutherford
, have the following results:
  • 2,646 total votes taken.
  • 5.2% share of the total vote
  • -14.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Emily Lawrence
, have the following results:
  • 2,106 total votes taken.
  • 4.1% share of the total vote
  • +4.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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