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

Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath

Parliamentary constituency

SNP GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Scottish National Party
    Neale Hanvey
    • Votes: 16,568
    • Vote share %: 35.2
    • Vote share change: -1.0
  2. Labour
    Lesley Laird
    • Votes: 15,325
    • Vote share %: 32.6
    • Vote share change: -4.2
  3. Conservative
    Kathleen Leslie
    • Votes: 9,449
    • Vote share %: 20.1
    • Vote share change: -3.2
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Gill Cole-Hamilton
    • Votes: 2,903
    • Vote share %: 6.2
    • Vote share change: +3.8
  5. Green
    Scott Rutherford
    • Votes: 1,628
    • Vote share %: 3.5
    • Vote share change: +3.5
  6. The Brexit Party
    Mitch William
    • Votes: 1,132
    • Vote share %: 2.4
    • Vote share change: +2.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • SNP majority: 1,243
  • Registered voters: 72,853
  • % share:
    64.5%
  • Change since 2017: +1.0

Vote share

Party % share
Scottish National Party 35.2%
Labour 32.6%
Conservative 20.1%
Liberal Democrat 6.2%
Green 3.5%
The Brexit Party 2.4%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +3.8 Gained
  • Green +3.5 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +2.4 Gained
  • Scottish National Party -1.0 Lost
  • Conservative -3.2 Lost
  • Labour -4.2 Lost

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Suspended Neale Hanvey wins Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath

Neale Hanvey has won in Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath despite being suspended from the SNP pending investigation into alleged anti-Semitic social media posts.

He has unseated the shadow Scottish Secretary Lesley Laird.

AN SNP gain on paper but he will sit as an independent.

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Suspended SNP candidate wins Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Neil Hanvey
bbc

Neil Hanvey, who was suspended by the SNP following allegations he tweeted anti-Semitic social media posts, has beaten the shadow Scottish secretary Lesley Laird and taken Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath.

Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath: Suspended SNP candidate wins

Neale Hanvey has been elected as the MP for Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath, beating shadow Scottish secretary Lesley Laird by 1,243 votes.

Mr Hanvey was suspended as the SNP's candidate after accepting that he had used anti-Semitic language on social media.

Mr Hanvey said he did not, in any way, consider himself to be anti-Semitic and was "genuinely and deeply sorry".

He overturned a 259 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat, which was once held by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Kathleen Leslie of the Conservative Party came third and Liberal Democrat Gill Cole-Hamilton came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by one percentage point since the last general election.

More than 47,000 people, 64.5% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Two of the six candidates, Scott Rutherford (Green) and Mitch William (The Brexit Party), lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Suspended candidate Hanvey 'felt quite a lot of shame'

Neil Hanvey, the candidate for Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath suspended by the SNP following allegations he tweeted anti-Semitic social media posts, says he felt "quite a lot of shame".

He's speaking to Glenn Campbell from the Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath count in Glenrothes.

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Former SNP candidate still hopeful of winning Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Neil Hanvey,
bbc

Neil Hanvey, who started the campaign as an SNP candidate for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, but was suspended after accepting that he had used anti-Semitic language, is still hopeful of winning the seat.

SNP members were warned against campaigning for the party's former candidate in a key marginal seat, by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Mr Hanvey still appeared on the ballot paper next to the party's name as his suspension came too late for any changes to be made, but if elected he would initially sit as an independent MP.

Prior to this it was seen as a potentially wobbly seat for Labour Shadow Scottish Secretary Lesley Laird.

Ones to watch: Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath stats
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SNP members were warned against campaigning for the party's former candidate in a key marginal seat, by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Neale Hanvey was suspended as the SNP's candidate in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath after accepting that he had used anti-Semitic language on social media.

Mr Hanvey would still appeared on the ballot paper next to the party's name as his suspension came too late for any changes to be made, but if elected he would initially sit as an independent MP.

Prior to this it was seen as a potentially wobbly seat for Shadow Scottish Secretary Lesley Laird.

She hasa majority of only 259 votes in her Fife constituency, which is another one which Labour reclaimed in 2017 despite actually losing votes.

If Labour have heartlands in Scotland any more, this should be one of them - the seat was formerly held with a majority of over 50% by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The party's goal is now to get Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street - and seats like this will tell us a lot about whether that message has cut through in Scotland.

Counting under way in Fife

Darkness has fallen at the Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre in Glenrothes, where four constituencies - North East Fife; Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath; Glenrothes; Dunfermline and West Fife - will be counted overnight.

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