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

Newport East

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Jessica Morden
    • Votes: 16,125
    • Vote share %: 44.4
    • Vote share change: -12.1
  2. Conservative
    Mark Brown
    • Votes: 14,133
    • Vote share %: 39.0
    • Vote share change: +4.2
  3. The Brexit Party
    Julie Price
    • Votes: 2,454
    • Vote share %: 6.8
    • Vote share change: +6.8
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Mike Hamilton
    • Votes: 2,121
    • Vote share %: 5.8
    • Vote share change: +3.2
  5. Plaid Cymru
    Cameron Wixcey
    • Votes: 872
    • Vote share %: 2.4
    • Vote share change: 0.0
  6. Green
    Peter Varley
    • Votes: 577
    • Vote share %: 1.6
    • Vote share change: +1.6

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 1,992
  • Registered voters: 58,554
  • % share:
    62.0%
  • Change since 2017: -2.4

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 44.4%
Conservative 39.0%
The Brexit Party 6.8%
Liberal Democrat 5.8%
Plaid Cymru 2.4%
Green 1.6%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +6.8 Gained
  • Conservative +4.2 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.2 Gained
  • Green +1.6 Gained
  • Plaid Cymru +0.0 Gained
  • Labour -12.1 Lost

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Ruth returned

Labour hung onto the two Newport seats, albeit with reduced majorities.

Ruth Jones has been MP for Newport West since April, when she won the by-election which followed the death of Labour veteran Paul Flynn.

Jessica Morden has been MP for Newport East since 2005.

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Personality matters

In Newport, Paddy Kitson said the contest was all down to “personalities”. He said: “I think it was totally expected to be honest. It always gets back to personalities.

"It’s not about how strong a personality Boris Johnson is, it’s about how poor a personality Corbyn is.

"I don’t think Labour have got a natural leader. I think Corbyn should continue for the time being, but he’s not going to help the Labour party in any way shape or form.

"To be honest, I voted Plaid Cymru."

Paddy Kitson
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Newport East: Labour hold

Jessica Morden has been re-elected as the MP for Newport East, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Mark Brown by 1,992 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Julie Price of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Mike Hamilton came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.4 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 36,000 people, 62% 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, Cameron Wixcey (Plaid Cymru) and Peter Varley (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingLabour hold Newport East - Jessica Morden re-elected

Newport East results 2019
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Newport East: Labour hold

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Labour hold Newport East

Jessica Morden
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Jessica Morden retains the seat for Labour.