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

Southampton Itchen

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Royston Smith
    • Votes: 23,952
    • Vote share %: 50.5
    • Vote share change: +4.0
  2. Labour
    Simon Letts
    • Votes: 19,454
    • Vote share %: 41.0
    • Vote share change: -5.5
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Liz Jarvis
    • Votes: 2,503
    • Vote share %: 5.3
    • Vote share change: +2.2
  4. Green
    Osman Sen-Chadun
    • Votes: 1,040
    • Vote share %: 2.2
    • Vote share change: +0.6
  5. UKIP
    Kim Rose
    • Votes: 472
    • Vote share %: 1.0
    • Vote share change: -1.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 4,498
  • Registered voters: 72,293
  • % share:
    65.6%
  • Change since 2017: +0.4

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 50.5%
Labour 41.0%
Liberal Democrat 5.3%
Green 2.2%
UKIP 1.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +4.0 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.2 Gained
  • Green +0.6 Gained
  • UKIP -1.4 Lost
  • Labour -5.5 Lost

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Jeremy Corbyn and Brexit 'helped Tories to win' UK's most marginal seat

Royston Smith
BBC

The UK's most marginal seat was held by the Conservatives due to Jeremy Corbyn and Brexit, according to its MP.

Southampton Itchen was previously held by Royston Smith with a majority of just 31 votes in 2017.

Today Mr Smith increased his majority to 4,498 votes, beating Labour's candidate Simon Letts.

The MP said the Labour Party leader and his position on Brexit aided his win.

He added: "I will try to improve our infrastructure, quality of jobs, better education, more money for our hospital and schools.

"Hopefully over the next five years you’ll see some good improvements.”

Southampton Itchen: Royston Smith wins England's most marginal seat

Southampton Itchen - the most marginal seat in England - has been held by Conservative MP Royston Smith.

The Conservative MP beat Labour's Simon Letts with a majority of 4,498 votes, up from 31 at the 2017 election.

Liz Jarvis of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Osman Sen-Chadun came fourth.

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

More than 47,000 people, roughly two-thirds of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Two of the five candidates, Mr Sen-Chadun and Kim Rose (UKIP) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingSouthampton Itchen stays blue

The most marginal seat in England - Southampton Itchen - has been held by the Conservative Royston Smith.

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The majority has increased from 31 to 4,500.

All smiles for Royston Smith at Southampton Itchen count

Southampton declaration put back

We're hearing the declaration in Southampton now won't be until around 05:00 GMT at the earliest.

Ballot papers in Southampton
BBC

Southampton turnout figures

Allen Sinclair

BBC South Today

We've had the turnout figures in from Southampton Guildhall.

In Southampton Itchen it's 65.8% and Southampton Test is 64.4%

Ones to watch: Southampton Itchen

The eastern Southampton constituency is one of the closest in the country. In 2017 the Conservative candidate won by just 31 votes. Nine years ago, the Labour won by 192 votes. as such, it is one of the key battlegrounds in this election.

The winner last time, the former council leader Royston Smith is standing again for the Conservatives, as is Simon Letts, another former council leader standing for Labour party.

General Election 2019: BBC South takes a look at Southampton Itchen