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

Dumfries & Galloway

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Alister Jack
    • Votes: 22,678
    • Vote share %: 44.1
    • Vote share change: +0.8
  2. Scottish National Party
    Richard Arkless
    • Votes: 20,873
    • Vote share %: 40.6
    • Vote share change: +8.2
  3. Labour
    Ted Thompson
    • Votes: 4,745
    • Vote share %: 9.2
    • Vote share change: -11.7
  4. Liberal Democrat
    McNabb Laurie
    • Votes: 3,133
    • Vote share %: 6.1
    • Vote share change: +3.7

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 1,805
  • Registered voters: 74,580
  • % share:
    69.0%
  • Change since 2017: -0.6

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 44.1%
Scottish National Party 40.6%
Labour 9.2%
Liberal Democrat 6.1%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Scottish National Party +8.2 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.7 Gained
  • Conservative +0.8 Gained
  • Labour -11.7 Lost

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Scottish Secretary defends travelling to Commons

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Alister Jack has defended travelling to answer questions in the House of Commons, amid claims he has ignored Scottish government coronavirus advice.

SNP MP Allan Dorans asked the Scottish Secretary to explain the justification for his round trip from his Dumfries and Galloway constituency to appear at the despatch box in Westminster.

He accused Mr Jack of "ignoring Scottish government guidelines to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives" when he could have worked safely from home.

Mr Jack replied: "Members of Parliament are key workers, but more importantly, as a cabinet minister and a Secretary of State, it is right that I should be here in the chamber so I can be properly scrutinised and answer these questions.

"I came down at the weekend, I travelled on a train very safely, I will return safely and I will be isolating myself when I do - but that is only because I go back to family."

MPs are able to contribute to proceedings via Zoom although the government is seeking to end this from June 2.

Number of coronavirus cases in each area of Scotland

This is the total number of confirmed cases to date in each Scottish health board area, plus the number of people in hospital as of midnight, with the number in brackets those who are in intensive care.

  • Ayrshire and Arran 974, 32 in hospital (* in intensive care)
  • Borders 313, 26 (*)
  • Dumfries and Galloway 257, * (*)
  • Fife 824, 76 (*)
  • Forth Valley 873, 19 (*)
  • Grampian 1189, 89 (5)
  • Greater Glasgow and Clyde 3731, 432 (20)
  • Highland 331, 6 (*)
  • Lanarkshire 1828, 107 (11)
  • Lothian 2561, 192 (7)
  • Orkney 7 * *
  • Shetland 54 * *
  • Tayside 1589, 23 (*)
  • Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) 6 * *

* = less than 5

Conservatives hold Dumfries and Galloway

Alister Jack holds his seat in Dumfries and Galloway, with a reduced majority of 1805. In 2017 he won by 5,643 votes.

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Dumfries & Galloway: Conservative hold

Scottish Secretary Alister Jack has been re-elected as the MP for Dumfries & Galloway, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat the SNP's Richard Arkless by 1,805 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Ted Thompson of the Labour Party came third and Liberal Democrat McNabb Laurie came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.6 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 51,000 people, 69% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

All four candidates keep their deposits, after receiving more than 5% of the votes.

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Turnout for Dumfries & Galloway is 69.1%

Dumfries & Galloway's turnout is marginally down from 2017, when it was 69.6%. Counting should get under way in the next 20 minutes, and a declaration is unlikely to come before 05:00.

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Will Tories hold on in south-west Scotland?

Alister Jack and David Mundell have at least four hours to wait until they find out if they will be returned in Dumfries & Galloway and Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweedale, respectively.

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