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CON GAIN FROM LAB
- Votes: 31,582
- Vote share %: 47.9
- Vote share change: +2.0
- Votes: 27,742
- Vote share %: 42.1
- Vote share change: -4.9
GreenMolly Scott Cato
- Votes: 4,954
- Vote share %: 7.5
- Vote share change: +5.3
The Brexit PartyDesi Latimer
- Votes: 1,085
- Vote share %: 1.6
- Vote share change: +1.6
- Votes: 567
- Vote share %: 0.9
- Vote share change: +0.9
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 3,840
- Registered voters: 84,536
- Change since 2017: +1.0
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Conservative Siobhan Baillie has ousted Labour's David Drew to become MP for Stroud, winning the seat by 3,840 votes.
The Conservative Party overturned a 687 vote majority to the win the swing seat back from Labour.
Molly Scott Cato of the Green Party came third and the Brexit Party's Desi Latimer came fourth.
Voter turnout was up by 1 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 66,000 people, 78% 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, Ms Latimer and Glenville Gogerly (Libertarian) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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"I think it's pretty childish of a party that aims to be a party of government, not taking responsibility for its own failures," Molly Scott Cato says, in reply to local Labour criticism for her decision not to withdraw.
The Conservatives have gained the seat from Labour, with a majority for Siobhan Baillie of 3,840 votes.
Gloucestershire County Council Labour leader, Lesley Williams, on hearing the result, told the BBC: "I am extremely disappointed. If the Greens really did care about not returning a Conservative government... then they wouldn't have have stood."
"The poll for David [Drew] and Molly [Scott Cato] together would have given David the win. I despair of what I am seeing in the country at the moment."
But the Green candidate and current MEP for the South West, Cato, says "the people who voted for me would never have voted for Labour because they were voting for me precisely because they didn't want to vote for Jeremy Corbyn's party, or because they didn't want to visit for Johnson's Tories."
"I hope that the good thing to come out of this will be that Labour will learn that they too have to campaign for a fairer system."
The Conservatives have gained the previously Labour-held seat of Stroud, where turnout was 78.2%.
New Conservative candidate Siobhan Baillie gained 31,582 votes. The outgoing MP David Drew had 27,742 this time.
He had previously had a majority of 687 at the 2017 election.
It had been thought that votes for the Green candidate, MEP Molly Scott Cato, could split the vote in this home of the climate-action campaign group Extinction Rebellion. She gained just 4,954 votes.
Desi Latimer of the Brexit Party and Glenville Gogerly, Libertarian Party, received 1,085 and 567 votes respectively.
Mrs Baillie is the first elected female MP in the history of the Stroud constituency.
The Conservatives have taken Stroud from the Labour party with Siobhan Baillie.
David Drew had served as the Member of Parliament for Stroud from 1997 to 2010, and regained the seat on 9 June 2017.
Labour campaigners are here seen appearing to console David Drew, the Labour MP since 2017.
He has told reporters at the Stroud count, he is "still no clearer.”
Meanwhile the Labour candidate in Cheltenham has told our reporter they’re predicting a huge loss for Mr Drew.