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


Parliamentary constituency



  1. Conservative
    Esther McVey
    • Votes: 28,277
    • Vote share %: 57.7
    • Vote share change: -0.8
  2. Labour
    James Weinberg
    • Votes: 10,890
    • Vote share %: 22.2
    • Vote share change: -6.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Jonathan Smith
    • Votes: 7,712
    • Vote share %: 15.7
    • Vote share change: +6.7
  4. Green
    Nigel Hennerley
    • Votes: 2,088
    • Vote share %: 4.3
    • Vote share change: +2.2

Change compared with 2017


  • CON majority: 17,387
  • Registered voters: 69,018
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: -1.4

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 57.7%
Labour 22.2%
Liberal Democrat 15.7%
Green 4.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +6.7 Gained
  • Green +2.2 Gained
  • Conservative -0.8 Lost
  • Labour -6.2 Lost

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RESULT: Conservatives hold Tatton

Esther McVey has been re-elected as Conservative MP for Tatton increasing her majority from 14,787 to 17,387.

Esther McVey

Tatton: Conservative hold

Esther McVey has been re-elected as the MP for Tatton, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's James Weinberg by 17,387 votes, 2,600 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Jonathan Smith of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Nigel Hennerley came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.4 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 49,000 people, 70.9% 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, Nigel Hennerley (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Tatton MP promoted to cabinet role

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In case you missed it yesterday, Tatton MP Esther McVey has been promoted to be the new work and pensions secretary.

Esther McVey
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The 50-year-old was appointed following Justine Greening's decision to resign from the government after refusing the role in Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle.

Liverpool-born McVey was elected to the Cheshire constituency in last year's general election.

Cheshire MP to join cabinet as deputy chief whip

The MP for Tatton Esther McVey, has been made deputy chief whip.

Esther McVey MP
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The former Welfare Minister was asked to step up to the role as part of a cabinet reshuffle. It follows Michael Fallon's resignation.

McVey failed to win re-election to her Wirral West seat in 2015 but returned to parliament this year in the Tatton seat, after George Osborne stepped down.

The previous deputy chief whip and MP for Skipton and Ripon, Julian Smith, has stepped up to the position of chief whip.

Tatton's new MP Esther McVey and supporters

Esther McVey held on to Tatton for the Tories after ex-chancellor George Osborne stood down in May.

Esther McVey and supporters

Tatton: Conservative Hold

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Tatton: Conservative hold

Esther McVey has held the safe Cheshire seat of Tatton for the Conservatives.

The former employment minister, who lost her Wirral West constituency in the 2015 general election, secured 59% of the vote.

The seat was previously held by former Chancellor George Osborne, who resigned to become editor of the Evening Standard in London.