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

Blaenau Gwent

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Nick Smith
    • Votes: 14,862
    • Vote share %: 49.2
    • Vote share change: -8.8
  2. The Brexit Party
    Richard Taylor
    • Votes: 6,215
    • Vote share %: 20.6
    • Vote share change: +20.6
  3. Conservative
    Laura Jones
    • Votes: 5,749
    • Vote share %: 19.0
    • Vote share change: +4.3
  4. Plaid Cymru
    Peredur Owen Griffiths
    • Votes: 1,722
    • Vote share %: 5.7
    • Vote share change: -15.5
  5. Liberal Democrat
    Chelsea-Marie Annett
    • Votes: 1,285
    • Vote share %: 4.3
    • Vote share change: +3.3
  6. Green
    Stephen Priestnall
    • Votes: 386
    • Vote share %: 1.3
    • Vote share change: +1.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 8,647
  • Registered voters: 50,736
  • % share:
    59.6%
  • Change since 2017: -3.7

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 49.2%
The Brexit Party 20.6%
Conservative 19.0%
Plaid Cymru 5.7%
Liberal Democrat 4.3%
Green 1.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +20.6 Gained
  • Conservative +4.3 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.3 Gained
  • Green +1.3 Gained
  • Labour -8.8 Lost
  • Plaid Cymru -15.5 Lost

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Blaenau Gwent: Labour hold

Nick Smith has been re-elected as the MP for Blaenau Gwent, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat the Brexit Party's Richard Taylor by 8,647 votes, 3,260 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Laura Jones of the Conservative Party came third and Plaid Cymru's Peredur Owen Griffiths came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 3.7 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 30,000 people, 59.6% 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, Chelsea-Marie Annett (Liberal Democrat) and Stephen Priestnall (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingLabour hold Blaenau Gwent - Nick Smith re-elected

Blaenau Gwent results 2019
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Blaenau Gwent - Labour hold

Labour's Nick Smith has been elected as the MP for Blaenau Gwent.

Nick Smith
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Nick Smith

Blaenau Gwent: Labour hold

Result graphic
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'May has no mandate'

Blaenau Gwent's Labour AM, Welsh Government minister Alun Davies says if the exit poll forecast is correct and the Tories fail to win an overall majority, it would mean "Theresa May has no mandate" and that she "would have to resign in the morning".

Exit poll suggests 'Theresa May has no mandate' according to Alun Davies AM