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After 650 of 650 seats

Wellingborough

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Peter Bone Votes 30,579 header_vote_share 57.4 Net percentage change in seats +5.4
Party

LAB

Labour

Andrea Watts Votes 18,119 header_vote_share 34.0 Net percentage change in seats +14.5
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Allan Shipham Votes 1,804 header_vote_share 3.4 Net percentage change in seats -16.2
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Chris Nelson Votes 1,782 header_vote_share 3.3 Net percentage change in seats -1.1
Party

GRN

Green Party

Jonathan Hornett Votes 956 header_vote_share 1.8 Net percentage change in seats -2.6

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

12,460

Turnout

67.2%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 57.4
Labour 34.0
UKIP 3.4
Liberal Democrat 3.3
Green Party 1.8

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+14.5
Conservative
+5.4
Liberal Democrat
-1.1
Green Party
-2.6
UKIP
-16.2

Latest updates

Rushden chicken farm plans "are simply abhorrent", MP says

The government is being urged to intervene to stop a broiler chicken farm being built in Northamptonshire.

Plans have been submitted by Bedfordia Farms for 10 poultry buildings in Rushden, with each containing more than 50,000 birds.

Almost 7,000 people have signed a petition opposing the plans.

"These conditions are simply abhorrent," Peter Bone, the Conservative MP for Wellingborough, told the Commons.

"It is no way to treat thinking, feeling creatures. To me, it feels completely un-British."

Chicken farm
Alamy

Farming minister George Eustice said the government couldn't interfere in the planning process, but any development would have to abide by strict standards.

East Northamptonshire Council's planning management committee is due to look at granting approval for the project on 13 December.

Wellingborough MP says leaked immigration plans reflect referendum result

The Conservative MP for Wellingborough said he was pleased with what was being suggested after a leaked Home Office document revealed some of the government's draft proposals for a new immigration system after Brexit.

It suggested the plans would dramatically reduce the number of low-skilled EU migrants who could come to the UK after it left the European Union.

Peter Bone
Conservative Party

The draft document - published by the Guardian newspaper - suggests the end of freedom of movement would be followed by time limits on how long EU nationals travelling here could stay.

Peter Bone, who campaigned for Brexit, said: "I knocked on thousands of doors all over the country and that was really the number one issue.

"We needed to end free of movement and reduce the number of people coming from the European Union to this country, so I think actually the government is implementing what the referendum result decided."

Ex-police and crime commissioner on leaks and three years of 'anxiety'

Northamptonshire's former police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds has released a statement after being formally cleared of sharing confidential information about a criminal investigation.

Last week, his trial ended when the jury at Southwark Crown Court failed to reach a verdict.

In a hearing at the same court today, the judge said there would be no retrial and he directed there should be a not guilty verdict.

The case followed allegations that he had shared information about an investigation into Wellingborough MP Peter Bone - an investigation which was later dropped.

Mr Simmonds said the not guilty verdict brought to an end "nearly three years of considerable anxiety for me and those I love".

He said: "I have no need to express any more emotion about this trial and its content or indeed cast of characters beyond saying this - I never at any point set out to hurt or to harm anyone.

"I hope that in particular Peter Bone MP accepts my fulsome apology for any hurt that I unintentionally inflicted or was responsible for.

"In February of 2014, Peter suffered intense media interest in his life.

"This interest was sparked by leaks. Peter is aware who is responsible for this invasion into his life and it is for him to take that forward. I am sure that he will.

"For me the matters pertaining to me in this case, are now at an end."

BreakingEx-Northamptonshire PCC will not face retrial

The former Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, Adam Simmonds, will not face a retrial after being accused of sharing confidential information about a criminal investigation.

Last week, at Southwark Crown Court, a jury was discharged after failing to reach a verdict in the trial of Mr Simmonds, who was alleged to have discussed a fraud investigation into the Wellingborough MP, Peter Bone, with other Tory politicians, including local MPs.

The case concerning Mr Bone was dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Adam Simmonds
PA

Today at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, the judge said the CPS had considered the position very carefully and, for a number of reasons, determined it is not in the public interest to proceed to a retrial.

He added that he was happy to order and direct a not guilty verdict in the circumstances of this case.

Local politicians meet discuss Corby Urgent Care Centre future

Politicians have been meeting with health officials in the latest attempt to safeguard the future of services at Corby's Urgent Care Centre.

Lakeside Plus, which runs the service, had threatened legal action against the NHS over a new contract for operating it - but that has now been dropped.

However, they say that they can no longer afford to keep running the centre and may have to reduce services later this year.

Corby Urgent Care Centre
BBC

On Monday, the leader of Corby Borough Council, Tom Beattie, met with the NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG); while the MPs representing Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough met with Lakeside Plus.

"We are very willing to have conversations with the CCG about continuing to deliver the service," Lorna Garner from Lakeside Plus told the BBC.

"The CCG have no intention of closing the centre. [But] it's the level of service they [patients] get, it's the quality of clinical care that is delivered [that must be safeguarded]. That is our main concern - that that standard is continued.

"The building is irrelevant, it's what happens inside it that really matters."

Corby Urgent Care Centre
Google

An independent expert is expected to rule early next month as to how much it should cost to run the centre.

The CCG has declined to comment until that ruling is made.

Tom Pursglove, Conservative MP for Corby, said: "If there's absolutely no chance whatsoever of this service closing, then they [the CCG] need to say that.

"This is a case of keeping full scale pressure on this. We simply can't get into a situation where this service is lost - it would be wholly unacceptable."

Adam Simmonds trial: Jury continue deliberations

Craig Lewis

BBC News

The jury in the case of a former police and crime commissioner (PCC) accused of passing on details of a police investigation to Conservative colleagues is continuing to consider its verdict.

Adam Simmonds, 40, the former PCC for Northamptonshire, denies recklessly passing on details of a fraud probe into Wellingborough MP Peter Bone.

Adam Simmonds
PA
Adam Simmonds is on trial at Southwark Crown Court

The allegations date back to 2013 and 2014 when Mr Simmonds had conversations with leading Conservative politicians in Northamptonshire about an investigation into Mr Bone.

They included MPs Michael Ellis and Christopher Heaton-Harris.

The prosecution said Mr Simmonds "used his powers for an improper political purpose" and to aid the Conservative Party.

Defence barrister Mark Harries said the former PCC had acted as he had been concerned about the amount of time the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had been taking to review the case.

The CPS later decided not to take any action against Mr Bone.

Peter Bone
BBC
Wellingborough MP Peter Bone was questioned by police before the case was dropped

The jury of nine men and three women at Southwark Crown Court began their deliberations at 14:30 on Tuesday.

We'll let you know when we get a verdict.

Adam Simmonds trial: Jury sent home for the night

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

The trial of former Northamptonshire police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds is at a critical stage with the jury pondering a verdict after hearing all the evidence.

They have now been sent home and will return in the morning to continue their deliberations.

Mr Simmonds denies recklessly passing on details of a fraud probe involving Wellingborough MP Peter Bone, which was subsequently dropped.

Adam Simmonds trial: Jury out to consider verdict

Craig Lewis

BBC News

We're nearing the conclusion of the trial of former Northamptonshire police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds.

The judge has finished summing up and has asked the jury to retire to consider a verdict.

Mr Simmonds, 40, denies recklessly passing on details of a fraud probe involving Wellingborough MP Peter Bone.

Adam Simmonds trial: Judge presents prosecution and defence cases

Craig Lewis

BBC News

The trial of a former police and crime commissioner (PCC) accused of breaking data protection laws focuses on whether he used his powers for an "improper political purpose", a court has heard.

Adam Simmonds, 40, denies recklessly passing on details of a fraud probe involving Wellingborough MP Peter Bone.

Summing up, Mr Justice Green told the jury at Southwark Crown Court that the case revolved around the "proper confines" of a PCC's power.

Simmonds
BBC
Adam Simmonds is on trial at Southwark Crown Court

The judge said the prosecution's case was that Mr Simmonds had "wrongly conflated" his role as PCC with his political role, that he had found it "difficult" to distinguish the divide between the two positions and that he had disclosed the information to help the Conservative party.

Mr Justice Green summed up the defence case by saying that everything Mr Simmonds had done was "done in good faith".

He told the court the former PCC's defence barrister Mark Harries said Mr Simmonds had been "deeply concerned" about delays in a decision as to whether Mr Bone should be prosecuted or not.

"The longer the investigation went on the greater the risk the media would become interested," the judge said.

Peter Bone MP
BBC
Peter Bone told the court it was a "complete surprise" that a fellow MP knew details of a police probe

Earlier in the case, the court heard Mr Simmonds, of Northcote Road in Leicester, had conversations with Northamptonshire MPs Michael Ellis and Christopher Heaton-Harris about an investigation into fellow Conservative Mr Bone.

Mr Simmonds had also spoken to Conservative politicians Barry Graves, Paul Bell and David Mackintosh about the case between November 2013 and May 2014.

The investigation into Mr Bone was dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in 2014.

The case continues.

Adam Simmonds trial: Judge begins summing-up

Craig Lewis

BBC News

A judge has begun his summing-up in the case of former Northamptonshire police and crime commissioner, Adam Simmonds.

Mr Simmonds, 40, denies recklessly passing on details of a fraud probe involving Wellingborough MP Peter Bone, which was subsequently dropped.

Mr Justice Green is currently taking the jury of nine men and three women at Southwark Crown Court through legal directions.

Adam Simmonds
BBC