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

Telford

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Lucy Allan
    • Votes: 25,546
    • Vote share %: 59.7
    • Vote share change: +10.9
  2. Labour
    Katrina Gilman
    • Votes: 14,605
    • Vote share %: 34.1
    • Vote share change: -13.0
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Shana Roberts
    • Votes: 2,674
    • Vote share %: 6.2
    • Vote share change: +4.1

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 10,941
  • Registered voters: 68,921
  • % share:
    62.1%
  • Change since 2017: -3.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 59.7%
Labour 34.1%
Liberal Democrat 6.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +10.9 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +4.1 Gained
  • Labour -13.0 Lost

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Analysis: Why the Conservatives increased Telford majority

Joanne Gallacher

Political reporter, BBC Shropshire

Telford was a marginal seat being keenly targeted by Labour.

The incumbent MP, Lucy Allan, had a majority of 720 after the General Election in 2017, but this time she has increased it to 10,941.

Labour campaigned on the issue of hospital reorganisation plans, which would see the local A&E department downgraded and the removal of the consultant-led women and children’s unit - but that issue failed to cut through with voters.

Lucy Allan winning
BBC

Labour Party officials told me people that voted for them in May’s local election said they couldn’t vote for them again, as they couldn’t support Jeremy Corbyn.

There have been calls for him to resign from Katrina Gilman who stood for the party in the Telford constituency.

Telford MP 'did not anticipate scale of win'

Telford MP Lucy Allan says the results are "well beyond anything" she had anticipated, after the Conservatives held all five Shropshire seats with an increased majority.

Lucy Allan
BBC

Her own lead over Labour went up from 730 and 720 in previous elections to 10,941 this time.

The 2019 Conservative manifesto was launched in the area, where 66.2% voted to leave.

The MP, a member of the Education Select Committee, said: "Being the sitting incumbent MP you inevitably have a lot of goodwill on your side.

"The results nationally are stunning and well beyond anything that I had anticipated, despite talking to people on the doorsteps for weeks and weeks, I certainly had not anticipated the scale of the win here tonight."

Telford: Conservative hold

Lucy Allan has been re-elected as the MP for Telford, with a significantly increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Katrina Gilman by 10,941 votes.

Shana Roberts of the Liberal Democrats came third.

Voter turnout was down by 3.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 43,000 people, 62.1% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

All three candidates keep their deposits, after receiving more than 5% of the votes.

This story was created using some automation.

Telford Council leader calls for 'soul searching'

Tim Page

News Editor, BBC Shropshire

The Labour leader of Telford and Wrekin Council has called for "soul searching" after the exit poll suggests the Conservatives will hold the constituency and secure an 86-seat majority.

Politics needs "a new generation of Labour MPs to take the party forward", Shaun Davies said.

Boris Johnson launching the Conservative manifesto in Telford
BBC
Boris Johnson launched the Conservative manifesto in Telford

Projections suggest Conservative Lucy Allen will be returned as Telford's MP.

She secured the seat in 2015 but at the last election her majority was just 720 votes.

It was Telford where the prime minister launched the Conservative manifesto, where he pledged the town's A&E would remain open leading to confusion about the future of the emergency department which is set to be downgraded.

Call to halt £312m shake-up of hospitals

BBC Shropshire

Councillors in Telford have unanimously called for a major shake-up of hospital services in Shropshire to be halted.

In a vote last night by Telford and Wrekin Council, both the ruling Labour group and opposition parties again backed a motion to stop the NHS's Future Fit programme.

Artist's impression shows the plan for Shrewsbury
SaTH

Under the plan, the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital will be home to the county's main emergency unit, while the existing A&E at Telford's Princess Royal will be downgraded.

Maternity and women and children's services will similarly be centralised in Shrewsbury, while Telford will specialise in elective surgery, orthopaedics and specialist bariatric and breast services.

Earlier this month, Health Secretary Matt Hancock backed the scheme after the council had asked the government to review them.

Following the vote, the local authority's now going to officially make their case to ministers, following in the footsteps of Telford's Conservative MP Lucy Allan who also opposes the plan.