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

Tiverton & Honiton

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Neil Parish
    • Votes: 35,893
    • Vote share %: 60.2
    • Vote share change: -1.1
  2. Labour
    Liz Pole
    • Votes: 11,654
    • Vote share %: 19.5
    • Vote share change: -7.6
  3. Liberal Democrat
    John Timperley
    • Votes: 8,807
    • Vote share %: 14.8
    • Vote share change: +6.7
  4. Green
    Colin Reed
    • Votes: 2,291
    • Vote share %: 3.8
    • Vote share change: +0.3
  5. UKIP
    Margaret Dennis
    • Votes: 968
    • Vote share %: 1.6
    • Vote share change: +1.6

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 24,239
  • Registered voters: 82,953
  • % share:
    71.9%
  • Change since 2017: +0.2

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 60.2%
Labour 19.5%
Liberal Democrat 14.8%
Green 3.8%
UKIP 1.6%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +6.7 Gained
  • UKIP +1.6 Gained
  • Green +0.3 Gained
  • Conservative -1.1 Lost
  • Labour -7.6 Lost

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Tiverton & Honiton: Conservative hold

Neil Parish will remain MP for Tiverton & Honiton after winning the seat with an increased majority.

The Conservative MP beat Labour's Liz Pole by 24,239 votes, 4,438 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

John Timperley of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Colin Reed came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 0.2 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 60,000 people, 71.9% 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, Mr Reed and Margaret Dennis (UKIP) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Neil Parish retains Tiverton & Honiton seat

Hayley Westcott

BBC News Online

Tiverton and Honiton result
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Election 23019 Devon: Tiverton and Honiton

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Honiton
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A large seat in the rolling rural landscape in mid and east Devon, the areas covered by Tiverton and Honiton have elected Conservative MPs for decades.

Named after the two market towns that are the major population centres in the area, Honiton (pictured) is also known for lace-making.

According to the 2011 census, nearly a quarter of the constituency's residents are over 65 and 98.5% of its population is white.

Tiverton and Honiton statistics
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Conservative Neil Parish won the seat in 2010 with a majority of 9,320, bolstering his support in the 2015 and 2017; and possibly hoping to boost his numbers further this time around.

However, UKIP came second in 2015, which may be why it has fielded a candidate in 2019 along with Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens.

You can find out more about the area's candidates and previous results here.

General election 2019: Politics on Honiton High Street

Johanna Carr

BBC News Online

As we wait for the election results to come through, here's a quick recap of what people in one Devon town said they wanted to see from the election.

Asked about the issues that mattered to them, many in Honiton - part of the Tiverton and Honiton constituency - said they were concerned about the health of the high street itself.

Brexit was a big issue for some as well, needless to say.

You can find out more about what they said here.

Man in Honiton
BBC

General Election 2019: Jo Swinson on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said during a trip to Cornwall that her party could be the one that caused big problems for Boris Johnson as he sought a parliamentary majority.

Jo Swinson quote
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General Election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Housing is, of course, a hot topic nationally.

In the South West, many areas have high house prices and high rents, which coupled with the region's low salaries causes many difficulties for people just trying to keep a roof over their head.

Jeremy Corbyn addressed some of these problems during a campaigning visit to Falmouth.

Jeremy Corbyn in Falmouth
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General Election 2019: Boris Johnson on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Boris Johnson in a hpsital in Cornwall
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Boris Johnson's visits to the South West included this appearance at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance

The prime minister and Conservative Party leader was interviewed several times during visits to the South West.

This is some of what he said about the region and what his party planned to deliver:

  • On the NHS after being questioned on hospitals frequently being on high alert and having to turn away patients: "We are putting in the biggest cash boost in memory... but there is more to do."
  • On improving train lines in the South West, particularly on the main line on the coast at Dawlish, which can be susceptible to bad weather: "We will put in the £80m needed to fix the line at Dawlish that is needed and come up with a proper long-term solution."
  • On fishing: "We will absolutely maximize the interests of fishermen in the South West and across the whole of the UK."
  • On the South West Water rebate of £50 a year per customer because SWW bills are the highest in Britain: "We're committed to funding through the whole of the next Parliament."

General Election 2019: A difficult watch for Labour

James Vickery

BBC Radio Devon

Liz Pole, the Labour candidate for Tiverton and Honiton, can’t watch as the Conservatives gain Blyth Valley from Labour.

This is the first time the area has had a Tory MP and not a Labour one.

Liz Pole
BBC

Election 2019: South West results times estimations

Hayley Westcott

BBC News Online

As the ballot boxes arrive at the counts throughout the South West, estimations for when results will be in are also being predicted:

  • Camborne and Redruth: 01:00
  • Newton Abbot: 02:00
  • Exeter: 03:30
  • Tiverton and Honiton: 05:00
  • Torridge and West Devon: 05:00
  • Truro and Falmouth: 02:00

Ballot box
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Anyone for a mince pie?

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

This is the first General Election since 1923 to be held in December.

Hopefully these mince pies and chocolates at the count in Tiverton were bought more recently than that...

Biscuits
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