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

Workington

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Mark Jenkinson
    • Votes: 20,488
    • Vote share %: 49.3
    • Vote share change: +7.5
  2. Labour
    Sue Hayman
    • Votes: 16,312
    • Vote share %: 39.2
    • Vote share change: -11.9
  3. The Brexit Party
    David Walker
    • Votes: 1,749
    • Vote share %: 4.2
    • Vote share change: +4.2
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Neil Hughes
    • Votes: 1,525
    • Vote share %: 3.7
    • Vote share change: +0.9
  5. Independent
    Nicky Cockburn
    • Votes: 842
    • Vote share %: 2.0
    • Vote share change: +2.0
  6. Green
    Jill Perry
    • Votes: 596
    • Vote share %: 1.4
    • Vote share change: +1.4
  7. Independent
    Roy Ivinson
    • Votes: 87
    • Vote share %: 0.2
    • Vote share change: +0.2

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 4,176
  • Registered voters: 61,370
  • % share:
    67.8%
  • Change since 2017: -1.4

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 49.3%
Labour 39.2%
The Brexit Party 4.2%
Liberal Democrat 3.7%
Independent 2.0%
Green 1.4%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +7.5 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +4.2 Gained
  • Independent +2.0 Gained
  • Green +1.4 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +0.9 Gained
  • Labour -11.9 Lost

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New deputy leader for Allerdale after General Election

Councillor Mike Johnson is the new deputy leader of Allerdale Borough Council.

He takes over from Mark Jenkinson, who was elected MP for Workington at last week’s General Election.

Mike Johnson
Allerdale Borough Council

'Get Brexit Done message cut through in Cumbria'

Richard Moss

Political Editor, BBC Look North

Right at the outset of the election, we were told Workington Man - a rugby league-loving leave voter - would be crucial to the outcome.

He was someone the Conservatives needed to nab from Labour. And it seems the Tories did win over more than enough Workington men (as well as some women of course).

In the end, they comfortably took a seat they'd only previously held for three out of the last 100 years, removing Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary, Sue Hayman.

The new MP Mark Jenkinson is pretty much the model of the Workington man they had to appeal to, so he probably knew a thing or two about how to reach them.

Add in the Tory victory in Barrow, and Labour are left without a single seat in Cumbria. Lib Dem Tim Farron's Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency is now the only part of the county that isn't true blue.

As in the rest of the North, the Get Brexit Done message seems to have cut through, with Jeremy Corbyn also deeply unpopular on the doorstep.

There's a test ahead though. Brexit could pose problems for the county's industry, and its agriculture. The tourist trade relies on migrant labour. The Conservatives will need to consider these factors as they work out what getting Brexit done actually means.

And their new and old constituents will also expect the party to make good on promises to invest more in the North.

But the county could also get money and powers passed on from London in a renewed push for devolution. They will come with strings attached though - the need to have an election for a Cumbria-wide mayor.

Another poll on last night's showing the Conservatives would hope to win.

General election 2019: The story for Cumbria

If you're just waking up, here is what happened in Cumbria overnight:

  • Labour lost Workington and Barrow to the Conservatives which means the party now has no seats in Cumbria
  • The Conservatives kept hold of Carlisle, Copeland and Penrith and the Border
  • Liberal Democrat Tim Farron retained his Westmorland and Lonsdale seat
Conservative Mark Jenkinson took Workington from Labour
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How Labour's 'red wall' crumbled since 1997

Financial Times reporter Sebastian Payne outlines the sheer scale of how Labour's vote has disintegrated over 22 years, with the North East and Cumbria in particular focus:

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Workington: Conservative gain

Mark Jenkinson has been elected as the MP for Workington, beating shadow environment secretary Sue Hayman by 4,176 votes.

The Conservative Party overturned a 3,925 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.

David Walker of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Neil Hughes came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.4 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 42,000 people, roughly two-thirds of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Five of the seven candidates lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Workington Conservatives 'quietly confident'

The Conservatives are "quietly confident" in Workington:

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Source: 'Large turnouts in Brexit-voting parts of the North East'

Richard Moss

Political Editor, BBC Look North

The exit poll certainly suggests the Conservatives could go beyond their initial target seats in the North East and Cumbria.

If right, Bishop Auckland, Stockton South, Darlington and Workington might have gone.

The likes of Sedgefield, Blyth Valley are certainly in play - and maybe beyond that.

I'm certainly hearing of large turnouts in Brexit-voting parts of the North East.

Conservative sources are suggesting it may be voters who turned out in 2016 determined to show backing for leaving the EU.

There will be fury among many Labour candidates in the North East and Cumbria at leadership and strategy that could turn red seats blue here - even possibly losing Tony Blair's former Sedgefield seat.

No results are in yet of course though.

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