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

Thurrock

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Jackie Doyle-Price
    • Votes: 27,795
    • Vote share %: 58.6
    • Vote share change: +19.1
  2. Labour
    John Kent
    • Votes: 16,313
    • Vote share %: 34.4
    • Vote share change: -4.5
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Stewart Stone
    • Votes: 1,510
    • Vote share %: 3.2
    • Vote share change: +1.6
  4. Independent
    James Woollard
    • Votes: 1,042
    • Vote share %: 2.2
    • Vote share change: +2.2
  5. Green
    Ben Harvey
    • Votes: 807
    • Vote share %: 1.7
    • Vote share change: +1.7

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 11,482
  • Registered voters: 79,655
  • % share:
    59.6%
  • Change since 2017: -4.8

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 58.6%
Labour 34.4%
Liberal Democrat 3.2%
Independent 2.2%
Green 1.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +19.1 Gained
  • Independent +2.2 Gained
  • Green +1.7 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +1.6 Gained
  • Labour -4.5 Lost

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Road markings that thank NHS

Two rainbows to thank key workers have been painted on the road outside an Essex hospital.

Thurrock Council wanted to show its appreciation to the NHS, so had "Thank You NHS" painted outside Thurrock Community Hospital on Long Lane in Grays.

The work was carried out for free by Henderson & Taylor, it said.

Rainbow sign on road
Thurrock Council

Coronavirus deaths continue to rise in East

Matt Precey

BBC Look East

The latest figures for the number of Covid-19 deaths in the East of England has been released by the government.

In the BBC East region, statistics for each NHS hospital trust show a rise of 100 deaths.

The total number of deaths at the region's hospitals is now 1,963.

  • Basildon and Thurrock - 8
  • Bedford -2
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare - 9
  • Addenbrooke's, Cambridge - 12
  • East and North Hertfordshire - 3
  • Colchester and Ipswich - 5
  • Hertfordshire Community - 1
  • James Paget, Gorleston - 3
  • Kettering General - 4
  • Luton and Dunstable - 3
  • Broomfield, Chelmsford - 12
  • Milton Keynes - 3
  • Norfolk and Norwich - 2
  • Norfolk Community - 1
  • North West Anglia, Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke - 1
  • Northampton General - 4
  • Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge - 1
  • Princess Alexandra, Harlow - 10
  • West Hertfordshire Hospitals - 16

The total number of coronavirus-related UK deaths in hospitals is 17,337.

Turnouts in Essex

Here are the final turnout figures for the Essex constituencies:

Basildon and Billericay 63.1% (65% in 2017)

Braintree 67.1% (69.5% in 2017)

Brentwood and Ongar 70.4% (70.5% in 2017)

Castle Point 63.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Chelmsford 71% (70.2% in 2017)

Clacton 61.3% (64.4% in 2017)

Colchester 64.4% (66.9% in 2017)

Epping Forest 68% (68% in 2017)

Harlow 63.7% (66.2% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex 70.5% (71.1% in 2017)

Maldon 69.4% (70.2% in 2017)

Rayleigh and Wickford 69.5% (70.4% in 2017)

Rochford and Southend East 61.25% (64.3% in 2017)

Saffron Walden 72.5% (73.3% in 2017)

South Basildon and Thurrock East 60.8% (64.1% in 2017)

Southend West 67.8% (64.4% in 2017)

Thurrock 59.6% (64.4% in 2017)

Witham 70.1% (71.2% in 2017)

'The non-surprise, surprise' Tory wins

Simon Dedman

BBC Essex political reporter

The non-surprise, surprise.

Every seat in Essex has stayed Conservative.

Their vote is up across the county.

Thurrock, one of the marginalist of marginal seats in the country, has gone from a majority of 345 to 11,500.

The Tories got more than half the vote in Colchester, with the Lib Dems a distant third.

Their chances of winning this seat back seems as distant as the next general election is now with Boris Johnson on course for the biggest Tory majority since Margaret Thatcher.

Thurrock: Conservative hold

Jackie Doyle-Price has been re-elected as the MP for Thurrock, with a significantly increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's John Kent by 11,482 votes.

Stewart Stone of the Liberal Democrats came third and independent candidate James Woollard came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 4.8 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 47,000 people, 59.6% 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 five candidates, Stewart Stone (Liberal Democrat), James Woollard (independent) and Ben Harvey (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingThurrock: Conservative hold

Jackie Doyle-Price retains her seat.

Turnouts across Essex

Here are some of the turnouts we know for Essex so far.

Chelmsford 71% (70.2% in 2017)

Colchester 64.4% (66.9% in 2017)

Epping Forest 68% (68% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex 70.5% (71.1% in 2017)

Rochford and Southend East 61.25% (64.3% in 2017)

Southend West 67.8% (64.4% in 2017)

Harwich and North Essex count
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Analysis: The bellwether county that's now Tory stronghold

Simon Dedman

BBC Essex political reporter

For years all eyes had been on Essex. How the home of “Mondeo man”, “Essex Man” and the bellwether - that was once Basildon - votes, was seen as the key to winning a majority and the keys to 10 Downing Street.

Chelmsford
Geograph/Robin Lucas

But not in 2019. The focus on the Midlands and the North has born a new target voter: “Workington Man” and with frankly a lack of interest and a lack of high profile politicians coming to the county to campaign.

Granted the three main party leaders have been here – but other than Jeremy Corbyn (pictured below) only once.

Jeremy Corbyn
BBC

The Conservatives are confident of keeping all 18 seats here and that their majorities will go up in most. Thurrock is the most marginal seat, the Tories won by just 243 votes in 2017.

While one veteran Labour campaigner told me it is still close there, the Tories say they have been getting their best response on the ground.

Chelmsford (pictured top) was the shock of the summer when the Lib Dems surged from holding five council seats to winning 31 and taking the county’s city from the Tories in the local elections.

They have been campaigning hard with one resident showing me they received eight pieces of literature through their door in a week.

But the Conservatives are defending a decent 13,572 majority here, even with the Greens standing aside to help the Lib Dems in the remain alliance it’s a tall ask. One Tory said if they lost here they would be in big trouble.