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Nic Rigby

BBC News

Live updates for Cambridgeshire, including the election coverage, have now finished. Thanks for joining us.

The day's shock election result was the Conservatives' loss of the Peterborough seat.

The election also saw Labour's Daniel Zeichner (pictured) hold on to Cambridge..

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The remaining seats - Huntingdon and Cambridgeshire North West, South, South East and North East - remain in Conservative hands.

If you want to follow any breaking news, make sure you follow us on Twitter.

We will be back on Monday from 08:00 with all the news, weather, travel and sport you need.

Have a good weekend and we'll see you then.

Thanks for joining us

Kris Holland

BBC Radio Northampton

That's about it for our live coverage of the general election in Northamptonshire. Thanks for joining us.

The Conservatives continue to hold all seven constituencies in the county, although majorities in a number of seats - inlcuding Northampton North and Northampton South - were closed significantly by Labour in comparison to the 2015 election results.

Some of the other big stories from the day included:

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We will be back on Monday from 08:00 with all the news, weather, travel and sport you need.

Have a good weekend and we'll see you then.

Kettering MP Hollobone won't call for May's resignation

The Conservative MP for Kettering, Philip Hollobone, says he won't support calls for Theresa May to resign as prime minister.

Speaking to BBC Radio Northampton, he said: "I think she's done the right thing in being determined to press on and form a government. The all-important Brexit negotiations start in 10 days' time."

However, he added that there had been shortcomings with the party's campaign.

"It was all going well until the manifesto was published," Mr Hollobone said.

"It really hadn't been thought through: the social care proposals, the winter fuel allowance proposals, weren't presented properly and there was all sorts of confusion.

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"The election clearly didn't go to plan and we've got to now work with the sum that we've got. She's doing the right thing by pressing on, putting a new government together and getting Brexit off to the best start we can achieve"

Mrs May has said she will put together a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists (DUP) that can provide can provide "certainty" for the future.

The Tories needed 326 seats to win another majority but, with 649 out of the 650 seats declared, they fell short and must rely on the DUP to continue to rule.

Five days to claim £1m Huntingdonshire lottery ticket

There are just five days left to claim a winning lottery ticket in Huntingdonshire, worth £1m.

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The ticket was bought in the district for the draw on 16 December 2016. It expires on Wednesday, 14 June.

UKIP 'did not have time to prepare', says Huntingdon candidate

The UK Independence Party candidate for Huntingdon has said the party needs time to reflect on the "disappointing" campaign before rushing to choose a new leader.

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Paul Nuttall has stepped down as UKIP leader after a disastrous night for his party.

Paul Bullen, who came fourth for UKIP in Huntingdon, with a vote-share down by 13%, said: "The election was sprung upon us and we did not have enough time to prepare an election stance and get out our publicity."

He said the party must reflect on the campaign.

'Tories need to get back to governing the country'

Northampton South Green candidate Scott Mabbutt has posted this comment on his Twitter account...

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Mr Mabbutt finished last in the Northampton South poll with 696 votes, as Andrew Lewer held the seat for the Conservatives.

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McKeever 'really proud' as Labour closes gap on Conservatives in Northampton South

Kevin McKeever, the defeated Labour candidate in Northampton South, has posted this message on his Twitter account...

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Cambridge MP dubs PM a 'loser'

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The newly-returned Labour MP for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner has called Prime Minister Theresa May a "loser" who should accept the consequences of the election result.

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Mr Zeichner held the seat with a majority of 12,661 over Liberal Democrat rival Julian Huppert.

He told BBC Look East: "I think Jeremy Corbyn has had a good campaign and has inspired people.

"It was a big rejection for Theresa May. I think in politics if you set yourself up and then you are rejected and lose, you should accept the consequences of that.

"She is a loser."

Crews put out Bedford Burger King blaze

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

In other news today, a police and fire service investigation is under way in Bedford, after a blaze at Burger King at the town's Interchange Retail Park.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue said crews were called at about 03:10 after being alerted by a passer-by who saw smoke coming from the building. The blaze was put out by 06:10.

Station commander Lorraine Moore, who was at the fire, said “approximately 10% of the building was destroyed by fire and 100% smoke damaged".

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'EU leaders right to savage Theresa May'

Sally Keeble, the Labour candidate for Northampton North, has taken to Twitter to say that European politicians are "right" to have criticised Theresa May after the Conservative Party failed to increase its parliamentary majority in yesterday's general election...

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European Union Budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger is among those who has questioned whether talks on the UK's departure from the EU can now start on 19 June as planned.

"No government - no negotiations," he told a German broadcaster.

'Girl done good' to increase Labour vote

As we know, Tom Pursglove (Conservative), has been re-elected at the MP for Corby.

He secured a majority of almost 2,700 over nearest challenger, Labour's Beth Miller.

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However, Ms Miller's 26,844 votes still represented the biggest Labour vote in the constituency since 1997, when Phil Hope took the seat for the Labour and Co-operative Party.

Here's how Tom Beattie, the Labour leader of Corby Borough Council, responded to the result...

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Miller says victorious Pursglove must deliver for Corby's public services

Beth Miller, the defeated Labour candidate for Corby, has posted this message on Twitter...

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Huntingdonshire UKIP councillor says 'collapse predicted'

Nic Rigby

BBC News

UKIP Huntingdonshire district councillor Peter Reeve has talked about the disintegration of his party's vote.

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"We were pointing out our votes would collapse at this election. It was not a normal general election," he said.

"UKIP stood down in some of its best seats in the country and where we did stand down, UKIP voters were the kingmakers."

"It certainly has been a dramatic night. This prime minister did not need to call this election. It started off on Brexit and it was all Brexit at the beginning.

"As soon as the manifesto was published it went way off the Brexit agenda with our kind of voters finding it difficult to support even Brexit MPs when their manifesto was so bad with dementia tax, uncertainties over income tax rises, the end of free school meals."

Lib Dem president rules out coalition with Labour... and Tories

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

According to Hertfordshire's Baroness Sal Brinton, the president of the Liberal Democrats, her party, who gained four seats, have ruled out forming a coalition with Labour.

But she said a coalition with Theresa May and the Conservatives wasn't an option either.

She said: "We absolutely won't do it; you've got to have some core principles about the major piece of work that any government's going to do over the term of its government, and if Theresa May has made it plain that that is Brexit - more than that, it's hard Brexit - we just start from such polarised opposite positions that I cannot see how we would work with her."

Gavin Shuker: 'We fought a spirited campaign'

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Labour's Gavin Shuker, who held his seat in Luton South, has been talking about the "incredible move" to go from a majority of 5,000 to nearly 14,000.

"I have to say six weeks ago when Theresa May first called this election there was a very real possibility that we might lose but we fought a spirited campaign here and people have rewarded it," he said.

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David Gauke: Brexit talks 'need continuity'

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Treasury Secretary David Gauke, who was re-elected in South West Hertfordshire, has said that whatever happens now, the upcoming Brexit talks need continuity.

He said: "What is really important for the country is that we get those negotiations right and there is not an unlimited time here; the clock is already ticking, Article 50 has been triggered and we need a government that can get on and negotiate that deal."

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Nuttall resigns: Corby UKIP candidate wants other party bosses to do the same

In the last hour, the UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has announced that he is standing down as the party's leader.

And one of UKIP's local candidates has indicated that he would like to see other senior figures in the party follow suit.

Here's how Sam Watts, the UKIP candidate for Corby, responded to a tweet about Nuttall's resignation by political blog Guido Fawkes...

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Steve Baker: 'Duty to support May's government'

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

The Conservative MP for Wycombe Steve Baker has been talking about the current situation, where Theresa May is due to ask permission to form a government, despite losing her Commons majority.

Mr Baker has said that it was Tory MPs' "duty now to support" Mrs May's government.

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Bedford's new MP puts success down to 'hard-working campaign team'

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Labour's Mohammad Yasin took the Bedford seat from Conservative Richard Fuller by fewer than 800 votes.

He told the BBC he put the win down to a hard-working campaign team and that the party “raised issues people were concerned about”.

Mr Yasin said issues on the doorstep included Bedford Hospital - which could lose services to Milton Keynes Hospital - plus "unfair funding to the police and the lack of funds to schools".

“I will work with the government to get more funding for schools, for Beds Police, for the NHS and Bedford Hospital,” he said.

The new MP said he was not surprised at Jeremy Corbyn’s success and said Theresa May "needs to go now".

Guinea pig predicts election result

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

In what seems like a lifetime ago, shortly after the polls closed, we tweeted this footage of guinea pig Scrabble predicting the outcome of the election.

Well, it seems that a guinea pig has the same powers of perception as an exit poll.

Owner Hannah A'Court said Scrabble "loved his five minutes of fame".

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Daniel Zeichner: Holding Cambridge 'fantastic'

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

'A bruising night' says council leader

Heather Smith, the Conservative leader of Northamptonshire County Council, tweets to say...

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Iain Stewart MP: 'We made errors' but 'May should stay'

Jonathan Vernon-Smith

BBC Three Counties Radio

Conservative MP Iain Stewart, who retained his seat in Milton Keynes South, has told me that Theresa May should stay on as prime minister.

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Mr Stewart said he thought it "wasn't a mistake" to call the election but there were "clearly errors made in our campaign".

"We allowed ourselves to get the focus of the campaign on issues other than the critical ones in front of the country, and that is delivering Brexit," he said.

He added that the Conservatives "did not present [the party's social care policy] in the right way" but when asked if Mrs May must now step down he said "no, absolutely not".

"She remains the prime minister if you look at the constitutional process... she has the first right to form a new government," he said.

A long old night...

It's been a busy shift in the BBC's Cambridge newsroom...

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Wellingborough: MP Bone says 'we've lost good colleagues'

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

The MP for Wellingborough, Peter Bone, said he felt his colleague Tom Pursglove was one of the only Conservatives nationally to increase his majority. He described the election as "bizarre":

I got 30-odd thousand votes, which must be the biggest Conservative vote in Wellingborough, but overall it's a very mixed result. I'd expected us all to win in Northamptonshire. I would have expected us to gain seats, which we did, but I wouldn't have expected us to lose seats, which we have. It's very unusual. We've lost good colleagues. It's the most bizarre thing.

Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough

Stewart Jackson on Peterborough loss

Conservative Stewart Jackson, who lost his Peterborough seat to Labour, has been speaking out.

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Cambridge winner arrives for TV appearance

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Election special

BBC Look East

BBC Look East is coming live very shortly on BBC One with an election special, featuring all the fallout from the general election.

Labour's Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner will be giving his thoughts on the extraordinary night, along with Stewart Jackson who lost his Tory seat to Labour in Peterborough.

Mohammad Yasin, the new Labour MP for Bedford, and UKIP's Peter Reeve will also feature, along with analysis from Dr Sean Lang from Anglia Ruskin University.

Remotes at the ready!

Kettering: MP Hollobone critical of Conservative manifesto presentation

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

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The incumbent MP for Kettering, Philip Hollobone, wasted no time, once re-elected, to launch a scathing attack on his own party's manifesto promises.

All was going really well until the Conservative Party manifesto was published - and after that things got very, very difficult. I think, presentationally, some of the Conservative policies - things like social care, the winter fuel allowance - were all presented in a very unhelpful way. From that point onwards, the Conservatives were on the back foot.

Philip Hollobone, MP for Kettering

South Cambridgeshire MP 'proud'

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Conservative Heidi Allen, who held her South Cambridgeshire seat, has taken to Twitter to thank her supporters.

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Ms Allen won with 33,631 votes.

However, Labour added almost 10% to their share compared with the 2015 vote and Ms Allen's majority was cut by nearly 5,000.

After the results were announced, she said that she expected "a threat from the Liberal Democrats, but Labour have done very well".

Bercow to ask Parliament to look at 'less than ideal' Buckingham situation

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, who's been re-elected in Buckingham, has said he has noted the "very large number of spoiled ballot papers" and will be speaking to the House of Commons procedure committee about the situation in the constituency.

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Buckingham is a seat with a difference because as speaker, Bercow's role in Parliament is neutral, so traditionally the major parties have agreed not to stand against him.

This situation has led to frustration with more spoiled ballots in the 2015 election than anywhere else, and an online petition "Give Us a Voice, not a Speaker" launched several years ago.

This election saw 1,967 spoiled ballot papers.

Mr Bercow said he was "conscious of and sensitive to the strong feeling which exists amongst a great many people of all political persuasions" that the system in the constituency is "less than ideal".

He said: "I hope people will understand that it is not for the speaker to change that system.

"But as I have said before... it is my commitment to report to my colleagues and in particular to the relevant committee of the House, the very large number of spoilt ballot papers, expressions of discontent and to ask my colleague on that committee to look at the system and to assess from available options whether they think a better arrangement could be put in place."

How did Labour take Peterborough?

Hannah Olsson

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

As you may have already heard, the big shock of the night was Conservative Stewart Jackson losing his seat to Labour in Peterborough.

Fiona Onasanya won by just 607 votes, so how did she do it?

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Clearly the national support for Labour played its part, but there wasn't a significant increase in turnout in Peterborough as we've seen in other areas that have been won over by Labour.

What is interesting is the decision by UKIP not to field a candidate in Peterborough. Prominent UKIP party member Peter Reeve said himself that the message was to lend their support to pro-Brexit MPs - in this case, Stewart Jackson. However, that may have just backfired.

The parties may seem like unlikely bedfellows, but there were 8,000 UKIP votes up for grabs and it seems some at least opted instead for Labour.

Whatever the reason, Peterborough is entering a new political realm this morning.

Corby and East Northants: 'Big challenges' ahead

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

Peter Bone hot-footed it over from his Wellingborough victory - to see young whipper-snapper Tom Pursglove hold Corby.

The constituency was targeted by Labour, which lost the seat in 2015 and only needed a 2.15% swing to regain it.

Here's a flavour of the night.

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This has been a very difficult election and whoever forms the next government tomorrow morning is going to have to handle the very big challenges that we face. Whether it's standing up for our steel industry, whether it's protecting our villages from unwanted over-development, whether it's delivering the Rushden Lakes development - these are all key priorities that we have to see delivered in the weeks, months and years ahead."

Tom Pursglove, MP for Corby

Video: Labour's Mohammad Yasin wins Bedford seat

Bedford welcomes new MP

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

Before the results came in there was talk that the political scene could change in Milton Keynes and Watford, but they stayed Conservative.

So that just left Bedford to turn red, where Mohammad Yasin is the new MP, replacing Richard Fuller who was elected in 2010.

The new politician has been celebrating in Bedford, where his new role has been welcomed by some.

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David from Bedford told me he voted Labour from Conservative for the very first time as Theresa May "refused to commit to protecting the public service".

Alison Glazebrook woke up very happy when she heard the news and says: "It's the result I was hoping for."

Pictures and reaction from the county's election counts: Northampton North

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

This was the scene in Northampton North overnight:

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The people of Northampton North are the people to whom I owe the greatest thanks. It is a great honour to serve the people of my home town where I was born and brought up, and have lived and worked my whole life. And I pledge to continue to work for the whole of this community."

Michael Ellis MP, Northampton North

How's the election being reported elsewhere?

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

We're not the only weary-eyed journalists in Cambridgeshire... our local newspapers have been hard at work too covering the election overnight.

  • The Peterborough Telegraph has the latest on "how a seismic night in Peterborough's politics unfolded" after Labour gain a seat from the Conservatives.
  • In the Cambridge News there's more on how Labour won in Cambridge, plus how South Cambridgeshire MP, Heidi Allen, is celebrating after holding on to her seat. It involves something we'd all like right now.
  • The Hunts Post has more on Conservative Jonathan Djanogly's win in Huntingdon, but how his share is cut by Labour.
  • Finally, the Wisbech Standard reports that "even an increased majority for Stephen Barclay, who has been the area's MP since 2010, could not wipe the grim expressions from the local Tories' faces as they watched the unfolding story nationally on a giant TV screen in the sports hall".

Watch: The moment Bedford went from blue to red

BBC Look East

This is the moment the biggest shock of the night happened in Bedfordshire, with Bedford and Kempston going from Conservative to Labour.

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Northampton South: 'Concerns raised on doorstep' about former MP David Mackintosh

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

Conservative Andrew Lewer held Northampton South after the seat was vacated by David Mackintosh, who revealed he wouldn't be seeking re-election.

It's after Mr Mackintosh was criticised over a loan to Northampton Town Football Club from the borough council - when he was leader - to rebuild Sixfields stadium and develop nearby land.

About £10.25m of that money is now missing and the loan is subject to a police investigation into "alleged financial irregularities".

Mr Mackintosh has denied any wrongdoing.

Here's a flavour of the night - the count was held under the same roof as Northampton North.

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There were concerns raised on the doorstep [about David Mackintosh] but I was at pains to point out that there are a series of reports and investigations under way and it's not for me to prejudge those findings. However it's been a very perplexing and bewildering sort of election."

Andrew Lewer, MP Northampton South

Newly-elected Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya feels 'honoured'

Labour's Fiona Onasanya won the seat from Conservative Stewart Jackson.