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Waveney

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

CON

Conservative

Peter Aldous Votes 28,643 header_vote_share 54.4 Net percentage change in seats +12.0
Party

LAB

Labour

Sonia Barker Votes 19,428 header_vote_share 36.9 Net percentage change in seats -0.9
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Bert Poole Votes 1,933 header_vote_share 3.7 Net percentage change in seats -10.9
Party

GRN

Green Party

Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw Votes 1,332 header_vote_share 2.5 Net percentage change in seats -0.8
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Jacky Howe Votes 1,012 header_vote_share 1.9 Net percentage change in seats -0.1
Party

IND

Independent

Allyson Barron Votes 326 header_vote_share 0.6 Net percentage change in seats +0.6

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

9,215

Turnout

65.2%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 54.4
Labour 36.9
UKIP 3.7
Green Party 2.5
Liberal Democrat 1.9
Independent 0.6

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+12.0
Independent
+0.6
Liberal Democrat
-0.1
Green Party
-0.8
Labour
-0.9
UKIP
-10.9

Latest updates

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.

Waveney one of the worst for social mobility

Waveney is one of the worst places in the country for social mobility, according to a report out today.

It ranks all 324 local authorities in England in terms of the life chances of someone born into a disadvantaged background.

The Social Mobility Commission rated the area as 314th out of 324 authorities across England.

Lowestoft town centre
BBC

The 111 places in Norfolk where paramedics need police protection

Eastern Daily Press

The lead story in the EDP today reveals 100 addresses in Norfolk and Waveney which are so perilous that ambulance crews need a police escort to visit them.

MP predicts fishing port's brighter future with Brexit

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The MP for Lowestoft says the number of fishing boats using the port could more than double after Brexit - currently only about a dozen inshore vessels use the harbour, which had moorings for 1,000 boats in the 19th Century.

Lowestoft fish market
BBC
Lowestoft's fish market

Waveney MP Peter Aldous says the government's new fishing bill will revive the local fishing industry and he predicts that trawlers will return to the port.

"Lowestoft stands out as the capital of the southern North Sea and that's probably a crown we've lost over the last 30 or 40 years. We've got to regain that crown," he said.

Mr Aldous, Conservative, also hopes that in the future the port will be more integrated with the town centre "and not locked away behind a busy road and fences".

He's been outlining his vision of the town's future to the Sunday Politics programme.

You can hear more of his thoughts on Sunday at 11:00 on BBC1.

Leadership contest would be 'self-indulgent'

The MP for Waveney says the Conservatives have "got to make the best of the situation" in which they find themselves after last week's general election.

Peter Aldous
BBC

Peter Aldous continued: "There are a lot of issues to address - obviously Brexit negotiations start in a week, we had two horrific terrorism incidents during the election campaign, we've got to focus on combating terrorism and I think there are also concerns that the economy is slowing down... and getting a government in place to address those is very important.

"I think where we are now, with those challenges we face, I think to have a Conservative Party leadership contest taking up the next few weeks which would actually mean a great vacuum in government, would be completely wrong and would be self-indulgent."

On the subject of how long prime minister Theresa May can survive, he added: "Who can predict those things in the times we're in?

"I would personally be surprised if this government went five years, but there are a lot of challenges I would say over the next year/18 months/two years with Brexit that we've got to get on with."

Waveney MP says PM needs to change to secure her future

The Tory MP for Waveney says Theresa May, who has faced strong criticism of her campaign and her style of government, will have to change to have any chance of staying on.

Peter Aldous
BBC

Peter Aldous, who first won the seat for the Conservatives from Labour in 2010, added: "I think a lot depends on what happens and how the new government works.

"The British government is government by a party, it's government by government - it's not presidential and I think we've got to get back to the old traditional system."

Referring to Mrs May's style of leadership prior to the general eleciton, Mr Aldous said: "It was presidential and that's not the way we do things in Britain, that's not what our constitution is about."

Waveney constituency voting graphic

This is how the Waveney results look:

  • Conservative - Peter Aldous (Elected)
  • Labour - Sonia Barker
  • Independent - Allyson Barron
  • Green Party - Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw
  • Lib Dem - Jacky Howe
  • UKIP - Bert Poole
Waveney voting graphic
BBC
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Peter Aldous
, have the following results:
  • 22,104 total votes taken.
  • 42.3% share of the total vote
  • +2.1% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Bob Blizzard
, have the following results:
  • 19,696 total votes taken.
  • 37.7% share of the total vote
  • -1.0% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Simon Tobin
, have the following results:
  • 7,580 total votes taken.
  • 14.5% share of the total vote
  • +9.3% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Graham Elliott
, have the following results:
  • 1,761 total votes taken.
  • 3.4% share of the total vote
  • +1.1% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Steve Gordon
, have the following results:
  • 1,055 total votes taken.
  • 2.0% share of the total vote
  • -11.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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