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After 650 of 650 seats

Suffolk West

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Matt Hancock Votes 31,649 header_vote_share 61.2 Net percentage change in seats +9.0
Party

LAB

Labour

Michael Jefferys Votes 14,586 header_vote_share 28.2 Net percentage change in seats +10.7
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Julian Flood Votes 2,396 header_vote_share 4.6 Net percentage change in seats -17.1
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Elfreda Tealby-Watson Votes 2,180 header_vote_share 4.2 Net percentage change in seats -0.8
Party

GRN

Green Party

Donald Allwright Votes 935 header_vote_share 1.8 Net percentage change in seats -1.8

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

17,063

Turnout

67.2%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 61.2
Labour 28.2
UKIP 4.6
Liberal Democrat 4.2
Green Party 1.8

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+10.7
Conservative
+9.0
Liberal Democrat
-0.8
Green Party
-1.8
UKIP
-17.1

Latest updates

Culture secretary's app 'goes down brilliantly'

The Conservative MP for West Suffolk has said almost 10,000 people have signed up to his smartphone app.

Culture secretary Matt Hancock launched the app - which features photos, videos and a messaging service where users can interact - earlier this month.

He said: "It's gone down brilliantly, in fact it's had a far bigger impact than I could've possibly expected and it's great so many people are interested in another way to communicate with the constituents who I serve."

Matt Hancock's app
Matt Hancock

West Suffolk MP has 'positive' meeting with roads minister

Matt Hancock, the Conservative MP for West Suffolk, says although no more money was pledged, his meeting with the Roads Minister Jesse Norman on Monday evening was "positive".

"Take the Fiveways roundabout for example - about five years ago we got that incredible improvement to the dual carriageway, the A11, but there's clear problems at Fiveways [roundabout at Mildenhall]," said Mr Hancock.

"We've [already] got a commitment to half a billion pounds to put in traffic lights which most people think would have a good impact in the short term.

Fiveways roundabout
BBC

"The other thing that was interesting is the longer term question - we need really the dual carriageway to run all the way through and have the roundabout separate rather than everyone having to stop at the roundabout.

"Now that obviously is a much more expensive piece of work, but that's on the table too."

MPs meets minister to discuss Mildenhall Fiveways roundabout

The installation of traffic lights on the Fiveways roundabout at Barton Mills will be discussed by the West Suffolk MP, and the roads minister Jesse Norman at a meeting this evening.

Fiveways roundabout
BBC

Earlier this year, the government announced work on the £400,000 scheme would start in Autumn 2018 and should be complete by the following spring.

It followed a long campaign by local residents and motorists who had complained about frequent accidents on the roundabout and congestion at peak times.

Matt Hancock said: "Fiveways is notorious to the thousands of people who use the roundabout every day - it is dangerous, confusing, and very often congested and gridlocked."

We'll report back on the meeting tomorrow.

Plan of roundabout
Highways England

South East Cambridgeshire MP Lucy Frazer, Conservative, will also be at the meeting, where the A14/A142 junction at Newmarket, and the A1307, between Cambridge and Haverhill, will also be on the agenda.

West Suffolk MP says Theresa May 'will provide a stable government'

Tory Matthew Hancock, who's been re-elected as the MP for West Suffolk, has said Theresa May can provide a "stable government".

His party's leader has been to see the Queen at Buckingham Palace and will try to form a government with an alliance with the Democratic Unionists of Northern Ireland.

She said the Conservatives and DUP will "provide certainty" and work to keep the country "safe and secure".

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West Suffolk constituency voting graphic

Here's a reminder of the West Suffolk results:

  • Green Party - Donald Allwright
  • UKIP - Julian Flood
  • Conservative - Matt Hancock (Elected)
  • Labour - Michael Jefferys
  • Lib Dem - Elfreda Tealby-Watson

West Suffolk voting graphic
BBC

MP for West Suffolk confirms a cinema for Newmarket

Matthew Hancock, who's been re-elected as the MP for West Suffolk, has said it's "a great honour" to be re-elected, adding: "It's a job I've done now for seven years, and given my heart and soul to."

He also thanked the voters of west Suffolk, and continued: "I've worked hard these past seven years, to deliver right across west Suffolk and we've seen unemployment at record low levels.

"We've had more investment and I hope I've provided a strong voice in Westminster on a positive local agenda.

"And on that positive local agenda, we're going to deliver the cinema for Newmarket that I've promised.

"Now I want to turn and look forward and I hope that I can deliver for west Suffolk in the next Parliament too."

The county's new political landscape

If you're just joining us, here's a reminder of the MPs who'll be representing the county following the general election:

  • Bury St Edmunds - Jo Churchill (Conservative)
  • Central Suffolk & North Ipswich - Dan Poulter (Conservative)
  • Ipswich - Sandy Martin (Labour)
  • South Suffolk - James Cartlidge (Conservative)
  • Suffolk Coastal - Therese Coffey (Conservative)
  • West Suffolk - Matthew Hancock (Conservative)
  • Waveney - Peter Aldous (Conservative)
Map showing political state of county
BBC

Suffolk West: Conservative hold

Result graphic
BBC

First colours in Suffolk: West Suffolk held by Tories

Map of Suffolk showing west Suffolk constituency
BBC

New West Suffolk MP says it's a 'great honour' to be re-elected

The returning MP for West Suffolk, Conservative Matthew Hancock, has seen the number of votes he's received rise from 25,684 in 2015, to 31,649 this time.

The Labour candidate, Michael Jefferys, has almost doubled his votes, from 8,604 in 2015 to 14,586.

In 2015 he came third, behind the UKIP candidate Julian Flood.

This time round, Mr Flood polled 2,396 votes, compared to 10,700 in 2015.

CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Matthew Hancock
, have the following results:
  • 25,684 total votes taken.
  • 52.2% share of the total vote
  • +1.6% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Julian Flood
, have the following results:
  • 10,700 total votes taken.
  • 21.7% share of the total vote
  • +15.3% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Michael Jefferys
, have the following results:
  • 8,604 total votes taken.
  • 17.5% share of the total vote
  • +2.7% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Elfreda Tealby-Watson
, have the following results:
  • 2,465 total votes taken.
  • 5.0% share of the total vote
  • -18.4% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Niall Pettitt
, have the following results:
  • 1,779 total votes taken.
  • 3.6% share of the total vote
  • +3.6% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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