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Seats 318 262 35 12 10 13
Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
UK Results

After 650 of 650 seats


Parliamentary constituency


General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats



Giles Watling Votes 27,031 header_vote_share 61.2 Net percentage change in seats +24.6



Tasha Osben Votes 11,203 header_vote_share 25.4 Net percentage change in seats +11.0



Paul Oakley Votes 3,357 header_vote_share 7.6 Net percentage change in seats -36.8


Liberal Democrat

David Grace Votes 887 header_vote_share 2.0 Net percentage change in seats +0.2


Green Party

Chris Southall Votes 719 header_vote_share 1.6 Net percentage change in seats -1.0



Caroline Shearer Votes 449 header_vote_share 1.0 Net percentage change in seats +1.0


English Democrats

Robin Tilbrook Votes 289 header_vote_share 0.7 Net percentage change in seats +0.7



Nick Martin Votes 210 header_vote_share 0.5 Net percentage change in seats +0.5

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 61.2
Labour 25.4
UKIP 7.6
Liberal Democrat 2.0
Green Party 1.6
Independent 1.0

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Green Party

Latest updates

MP to lobby transport secretary over rail fare increase

Sarah Jenkins

BBC Local Live

The Conservative MP for Clacton, Giles Watling, says he'll be lobbying Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to make sure there's a better rail service if fares are being increased.

Millions of people will see costs go up by 3.6% from January, with passenger groups saying commuters will be worst hit by the rise.

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Mr Watling told BBC Essex ministers must get the rail operators to provide a quality service.

"The railways are privately run, but it is the government's job to oversee the railways. We must hold them to account in a far firmer way," he said.

"If they are going to be asking for these increases, there must be serious penalties if they do not supply us with a proper service that commuters deserve."

Excitement builds for Clacton Airshow

Excitement is building for Clacton Airshow as organisers announce more acts to its line up.

Tendring District Council

The event, which is celebrating its 26th year and is one of the longest-running free airshows in the country, will be held on 24 and 25 August.

Titan the Robot will return to perform on the West Greensward three times on the Thursday and a further two acts will follow on the Friday.

RAF Tutor will also be back in the skies at the airshow.

Mick Skeels, Tendring District Council’s cabinet member for leisure and tourism, said that the overall line-up is really starting to take shape - with more announcements to come over the next few weeks.

“We are now less than a month away and the excitement is starting to build for what promises to be another high quality Clacton Airshow,” he said.

“It is a premier event on the calendar and pulls in flight fans from far and wide and they will not be disappointed with the programme of events on the ground and in the air."

BBC Essex will have commentary on both days on 103.5FM and 729 medium wave.

House destroyed in explosion rebuilt

Mariam Issimdar

BBC News

The rebuilding of a home that was destroyed in a gas explosion in Clacton more than three years ago is almost complete.

Wayne Reekie

Nine people were injured in the blast which reduced one family's home to rubble and wiped out a second home.

Tendring District Council says construction has taken longer than expected because of "boundary issues".

Paul Honeywood, the cabinet member for housing, said: "It has taken longer than we would have hoped but we came across the problems with the boundary and they had to be sorted out.

"We are almost at the finish line now and it will be great to see the new home occupied."

Man remains in custody over pensioner murder

Sonia Watson

BBC Essex

A 71-year-old man remains in custody, after an 81-year-old woman was found dead in Clacton.

Police were called to Vista Road yesterday and a man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Geograph/Stacey Harris

Search continues for missing man

The search continues for a man from Essex who was last seen walking along the A140 in south Norfolk two months ago.

Nigel Kedar hasn't been seen since Tuesday, 4 April when he was spotted walking southbound through Dickleburgh towards the Suffolk border.

Norfolk police

Yesterday, search and rescue teams from Norfolk and Suffolk joined specialist police officers to search an area around the village of Thelveton in south Norfolk.

Mr Kedar, from Clacton, 52, had been visting a friend on Norwich on 2 April. They'd deflated the tyres on his car after becoming concerned he'd had too much to drink.


Nigel Kedar is described as white, 5ft 11ins tall, of a large build and has short hair. He was wearing dark coloured trousers with a lighter coloured shirt.

Police are appealing for drivers with dashcams to check their footage from 4 April.

New Clacton MP was asked to be James Bond

While new Conservative MP Giles Watling is celebrating after securing Clacton's seat, film fans might be impressed to discover he was once asked if he wanted to play James Bond.

Conservative Party

Mr Watling, 64, who played Oswald in the 1980s hit comedy Bread, told the BBC he was once called by director Lewis Gilbert to ask if he'd be interested in taking over the 007 role from Timothy Dalton.


The former actor, who has been a district councillor for 10 years, clinched 27,031 votes on his third attempt to become an MP.

He said his "huge" majority was "very humbling".

'Nuttall needs to stay,' says UKIP's failed Clacton candidate

UKIP lost the only seat it won in 2015 in Clacton to the Tories as its share was slashed nationally.


The town's UKIP candidate, Paul Oakley, has called on leader Paul Nuttall to remain in the post despite the poor showing.

"We weren't prepared for this election - I don't think any of the non-Conservative parties were," he said.

"Had we had more time and knowledge that it was going to be announced, we could have done more but Paul is an excellent leader and I very much hope he will stay."

The London barrister was announced as the constituency candidate after a late-minute change by the party, in a move branded "shambolic" by one party activist.



, with candidate Douglas Carswell
, have the following results:
  • 19,642 total votes taken.
  • 44.4% share of the total vote
  • +44.4% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Giles Watling
, have the following results:
  • 16,205 total votes taken.
  • 36.7% share of the total vote
  • -16.4% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Tim Young
, have the following results:
  • 6,364 total votes taken.
  • 14.4% share of the total vote
  • -10.6% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Chris Southall
, have the following results:
  • 1,184 total votes taken.
  • 2.7% share of the total vote
  • +1.4% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate David Grace
, have the following results:
  • 812 total votes taken.
  • 1.8% share of the total vote
  • -11.1% change in share of the votes

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