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

Stoke-on-Trent North

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Jonathan Gullis
    • Votes: 20,974
    • Vote share %: 52.3
    • Vote share change: +7.0
  2. Labour
    Ruth Smeeth
    • Votes: 14,688
    • Vote share %: 36.6
    • Vote share change: -14.3
  3. The Brexit Party
    Richard Watkin
    • Votes: 2,374
    • Vote share %: 5.9
    • Vote share change: +5.9
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Peter Andras
    • Votes: 1,268
    • Vote share %: 3.2
    • Vote share change: +1.0
  5. Green
    Alan Borgars
    • Votes: 508
    • Vote share %: 1.3
    • Vote share change: -0.4
  6. Independent
    Matt Dilworth
    • Votes: 322
    • Vote share %: 0.8
    • Vote share change: +0.8

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 6,286
  • Registered voters: 68,298
  • % share:
    47.6%
  • Change since 2017: +0.4

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 52.3%
Labour 36.6%
The Brexit Party 5.9%
Liberal Democrat 3.2%
Green 1.3%
Independent 0.8%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +7.0 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +5.9 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +1.0 Gained
  • Independent +0.8 Gained
  • Green -0.4 Lost
  • Labour -14.3 Lost

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Demand for more protection for derelict historic buildings

Laura Mcmullan

Reporter, BBC Midlands Today

Campaigners in Stoke-on-Trent are calling for stronger powers to stop historically important empty properties from being allowed to decay.

Demolition in November
BBC

Members of the Our Buslem community group cited the derelict Price and Kensington works in Longport which has been on Historic England's At Risk register.

In November, part of it was demolished after surveys showed it was at risk of collapsing and on Tuesday fire crews said a blaze at the site was arson.

Stoke-on-Trent North MP Jonathan Gullis said he would put forward a bill in September to allow owners to face unlimited fines for allowing historic buildings to decay.

BBC Midlands Today has repeatedly tried to contact the owner of the works but has had no response.

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Ruth Smeeth, the former Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North lost her seat to the Conservatives.
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How Stoke-on-Trent voted

Earlier, teacher and new Stoke-on-Trent North MP Jonathan Gullis paid tribute to fellow Tory Jack Brereton for paving the way for the party in the city.

"I think they [local voters] have seen what has happened in Stoke-on-Trent South with Jack Brereton and I think they wanted that change, they wanted to see a different kind of politics," Mr Gullis said.

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BBC

New MP wants to show what Conservatives can do

Stoke-on-Trent North's first Conservative MP says he wants to show his constituents what the party can do to improve their lives.

Jonathan Gullis took the seat from Labour's Ruth Smeeth with a majority of 6,286 as the Conservatives took all three seats in the city.

And he is proud to be the first Conservative MP for the constituency.

New MP wants to show what Conservatives can do

Ruth Smeeth: Labour losses 'devastating and seismic'

"Jeremy Corbyn's actions and inaction on anti-semitism has made us the nasty party," Stoke-on-Trent North's former MP has said.

Ruth Smeeth said Jewish friends had told her they feel a Labour victory would make them unsafe - that is despicable.

"We, the Labour leadership, should be ashamed," she said.

Ruth Smeeth: Labour losses 'devastating and seismic'

Ms Smeeth lost her seat to Conservative Jonathan Gulbis who took 20,974 votes to her 14,688.

"We are a Labour city, we are a Labour area, so on that basis this is devastating, this is seismic, this is the end," she said.

Stoke-on-Trent North: Conservative gain from Labour

Jonathan Gullis has been elected as the MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, beating Labour's Ruth Smeeth by 6,286 votes.

The Conservative Party overturned a 2,359 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.

Richard Watkin of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Peter Andras came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 10.8 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 40,000 people, 47.6% 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, Peter Andras (Liberal Democrat), Alan Borgars (Green) and Matt Dilworth (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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