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

Waveney

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Peter Aldous
    • Votes: 31,778
    • Vote share %: 62.2
    • Vote share change: +7.8
  2. Labour
    Sonia Barker
    • Votes: 13,776
    • Vote share %: 26.9
    • Vote share change: -9.9
  3. Green
    Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw
    • Votes: 2,727
    • Vote share %: 5.3
    • Vote share change: +2.8
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Helen Korfanty
    • Votes: 2,603
    • Vote share %: 5.1
    • Vote share change: +3.2
  5. Christian Peoples Alliance
    Dave Brennan
    • Votes: 245
    • Vote share %: 0.5
    • Vote share change: +0.5

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 18,002
  • Registered voters: 82,791
  • % share:
    61.8%
  • Change since 2017: -3.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 62.2%
Labour 26.9%
Green 5.3%
Liberal Democrat 5.1%
Christian Peoples Alliance 0.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +7.8 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.2 Gained
  • Green +2.8 Gained
  • Christian Peoples Alliance +0.5 Gained
  • Labour -9.9 Lost

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Waveney: Conservative hold

Peter Aldous has been re-elected as the MP for Waveney, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Sonia Barker by 18,002 votes, 8,787 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw of the Green Party came third and Liberal Democrat Helen Korfanty came fourth.

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

More than 51,000 people, 61.8% 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 five candidates, Dave Brennan (Christian Peoples Alliance) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Waveney: Conservative hold

Peter Aldous has held on to his seat with 62.2% of the vote. Second-placed Labour polled 26.9%.

Waveney turnout drops slightly

In Waveney, the turnout is down 3.3% to 62%. There were 51,318 ballots cast.

Counting well under way in Lowestoft

The count in Lowestoft is in full flow. We're expecting results at about 03:30.

Count underway for the Waveney constituency in Suffolk
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MP: Brexit will give Lowestoft 'once in a lifetime opportunity'

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The MP for Lowestoft has told MPs that Brexit is a "once in a lifetime opportunity to rejuvenate the East Anglian fishing industry".

Fishing boats in Lowestoft harbour
BBC

Peter Aldous told the annual fishing debate in Parliament that leaving the EU presented "a great opportunity to reset the framework in which this great industry operates".

Mr Aldous said that under the current rules the region, and particularly Lowestoft, derives very little economic benefit from the fish stocks off its shores.

He called for local boats to have "fair and equitable" access to the North Sea with a more generous quota for inshore fishing boats, which make up most the East Anglian fleet since the decline of the trawling industry.

"The local infrastructure also needs supporting with safe berths, better landing points and modern markets with upgraded freezer facilities," he said.