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

Stevenage

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Stephen McPartland
    • Votes: 25,328
    • Vote share %: 53.1
    • Vote share change: +2.8
  2. Labour
    Jill Borcherds
    • Votes: 16,766
    • Vote share %: 35.2
    • Vote share change: -8.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Lisa Nash
    • Votes: 4,132
    • Vote share %: 8.7
    • Vote share change: +4.5
  4. Green
    Victoria Snelling
    • Votes: 1,457
    • Vote share %: 3.1
    • Vote share change: +0.9

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 8,562
  • Registered voters: 71,562
  • % share:
    66.6%
  • Change since 2017: -3.1

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 53.1%
Labour 35.2%
Liberal Democrat 8.7%
Green 3.1%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +4.5 Gained
  • Conservative +2.8 Gained
  • Green +0.9 Gained
  • Labour -8.2 Lost

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Arrests follow warnings about home delivery scam

As people have ordered more and more online during lockdown, police issued a warning against a home-delivery scam... and now three people have been arrested in Hertfordshire.

Police said two men and a woman from south London, have been arrested in connection with nine fraud offences, where people received items like smart phones and laptops that they had not ordered.

A short while later a courier arrived to collect the packages, claiming they had been delivered to the wrong address.

One arrest was made in Stevenage, after a resident was alerted to the scam after reading about the police warning.

Officers believe such scams involved purchases being made using stolen bank cards, but the crooks use someone else's address for delivery to try to avoid detection.

They then ring the addressee and claim to be from the delivery company, say the company's made a mistake and go round to collect the goods.

The three suspects have been released under investigation.

'Amazing kindness' shown to key workers

Hot meals have been delivered to a doctors surgeries in Stevenage to help feed key workers.

The town's MP, Stephen McPartland, said curries from Surma takeaway had been donated showing "amazing kindness" and he had been proud to help with deliveries.

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There are four new MPs in Hertfordshire, but only one represents a change of party:

  • In St Albans, Liberal Democrat Daisy Cooper has taken the seat from Conservative Anne Main
  • Conservative Gagan Mohindra held the seat of South West Hertfordshire, despite a challenge from former Tory MP for the seat David Gauke, who had the whip removed after he voted against the government and stood as an independent
  • In Hertford and Stortford, Conservative candidate Julie Marson has held the seat for the Tories after Mark Prisk stood down
  • In Watford, Dean Russell has been elected MP for Watford, meaning that the Conservative Party holds the seat with an increased majority. He beat Labour's Chris Ostrowski by 4,433 votes, more than double Richard Harrington’s 2,092 vote majority in 2017
  • Elsewhere, all the Conservative candidates held their seats. Oliver Heald held Hertfordshire North East, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps retained his seat of Welwyn Hatfield, Bim Afolami held Hitchin and Harpenden, Stephen McPartlandwas re-elected as the MP for Stevenage.
  • In Hertsmere, Oliver Dowden has been re-elected, Sir Mike Penning has held Hemel Hempstead and in Broxbourne, Charles Walker has held his seat. .

Stevenage: Conservative hold

Stephen McPartland has been re-elected as the MP for Stevenage, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Jill Borcherds by 8,562 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.

Lisa Nash of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Victoria Snelling came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 3.1 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 48,000 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.

One of the four candidates, Victoria Snelling (Green) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Conservatives hold Stevenage with increased majority

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Conservative Stephen McPartland has been returned to parliament as the member for Stevenage with an increased majority of more than 5,000 over his Labour opponent.

Stephen McPartland
UK Parliament

Mr McPartland, who was first elected as MP for Stevenage in 2010, gained a 5.5% swing from Labour.

He won 25,328 votes with his Labour opponent, maths teacher Jill Borcherds, receiving 16,766 votes.

BreakingStevenage: Conservative hold

Conservative Stephen McPartland has held the seat of Stevenage with a 3.4% swing.

Analysis: Independent fights for Herts seat

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

Hertfordshire has 11 constituencies and until September they were all Conservative.

However, the MP for South West Herts David Gauke (pictured), lost his place in the party over his Brexit views, but still has stood as an Independent against his old party.

David Gauke
PA Media

The Liberal Democrats fancies its chances of taking St Albans, despite Tory MP Anne Main’s 6,000 majority, whilst Watford could be close too. It’s a Tory seat currently, but with a 2,000 majority from Labour, and the standing MP Richard Harrington not seeking re-election.

Hertford and Stortford gets a new MP, following Mark Prisk’s retirement, and Labour and the Lib Dems are also targeting Stevenage. The other six seats are likely to remain Tory.