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

Tunbridge Wells

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Greg Clark
    • Votes: 30,119
    • Vote share %: 55.1
    • Vote share change: -1.8
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Ben Chapelard
    • Votes: 15,474
    • Vote share %: 28.3
    • Vote share change: +18.4
  3. Labour
    Antonio Weiss
    • Votes: 8,098
    • Vote share %: 14.8
    • Vote share change: -11.7
  4. Independent
    Christopher Camp
    • Votes: 488
    • Vote share %: 0.9
    • Vote share change: +0.9
  5. Independent
    Nigel Peacock
    • Votes: 471
    • Vote share %: 0.9
    • Vote share change: +0.9

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 14,645
  • Registered voters: 74,816
  • % share:
    73.0%
  • Change since 2017: +0.6

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 55.1%
Liberal Democrat 28.3%
Labour 14.8%
Independent 0.9%
Independent 0.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +18.4 Gained
  • Independent +0.9 Gained
  • Independent +0.9 Gained
  • Conservative -1.8 Lost
  • Labour -11.7 Lost

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BBC Live reporter

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Pupils in Year 7 at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys have been told to isolate.

The two week quarantine period comes after a positive test for Covid-19 at the school.

The Weald of Kent Grammar School, in Tonbridge, also alerted parents that a single student was asked to self-isolate having come into direct contact with the individual who tested positive from Tunbridge Wells school.

Public Health England have confirmed to the Tunbridge Wells school that siblings of students in the Year 7 bubble do not need to isolate unless they develop symptoms.

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The John Lewis department stores which will reopen to customers on June 25 are; Cribbs Causeway, Leeds, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Peter Jones, Southampton, Tunbridge Wells and York, the retail added.

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Tunbridge Wells: Conservative hold

Greg Clark has been re-elected as the MP for Tunbridge Wells, with a decreased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Liberal Democrat Ben Chapelard by 14,645 votes, 1,820 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Antonio Weiss of the Labour Party came third and independent candidate Christopher Camp came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 0.6 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 55,000 people, roughly three-quarters 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, Christopher Camp (independent) and Nigel Peacock (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingTUNBRIDGE WELLS RESULT: Conservative hold

Tunbridge Wells result
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Candidates arriving in Tunbridge Wells

Yetunde Yusuf

Political reporter, BBC Radio Kent

Here in Tunbridge Wells one of the candidates has already arrived, that’s the Independent candidate Christopher Camp.

He said he doesn’t think he’ll win - and if he doesn’t then he’s backing the Conservative candidate Greg Clark.

Mr Camp told me he thinks the Conservatives are the best option when it comes to Brexit but he says he doesn’t like the deal that’s on the table - he wants a clean break.

Other news around Kent - Sevenoaks is likely to declare two hours earlier than expected, at 02:00 instead of the predicted 04:00 GMT.