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

Shropshire North

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Owen Paterson
    • Votes: 35,444
    • Vote share %: 62.7
    • Vote share change: +2.2
  2. Labour
    Graeme Currie
    • Votes: 12,495
    • Vote share %: 22.1
    • Vote share change: -9.0
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Helen Morgan
    • Votes: 5,643
    • Vote share %: 10.0
    • Vote share change: +4.7
  4. Green
    John Adams
    • Votes: 1,790
    • Vote share %: 3.2
    • Vote share change: +0.1
  5. Shropshire Party
    Robert Jones
    • Votes: 1,141
    • Vote share %: 2.0
    • Vote share change: +2.0

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 22,949
  • Registered voters: 83,257
  • % share:
    67.9%
  • Change since 2017: -1.2

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 62.7%
Labour 22.1%
Liberal Democrat 10.0%
Green 3.2%
Shropshire Party 2.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +4.7 Gained
  • Conservative +2.2 Gained
  • Shropshire Party +2.0 Gained
  • Green +0.1 Gained
  • Labour -9.0 Lost

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Shropshire North: Conservative hold

Owen Paterson has been re-elected as the MP for Shropshire North, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Graeme Currie by 22,949 votes, 6,594 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Helen Morgan of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's John Adams came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.2 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 57,000 people, roughly two-thirds 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 five candidates, John Adams (Green) and Robert Jones (Shropshire Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingResult: Conservatives hold Shropshire North

Owen Paterson has been re-elected with a majority of 22,949.

He polled 35,444 and has increased his majority by more than 6,000.

Seasonal worker issue not a new problem says county MP

Former environment secretary and North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson says the issue of getting enough seasonal workers to UK farms has always been an issue.

A BBC survey has found that British salad and fruit producers are having trouble recruiting pickers. More than half say they don't know if they'll have enough migrant workers to harvest their crops.

Many growers blame the weak pound and uncertainty over Brexit.

Owen Paterson
BBC

There's no doubt we do need to have a scheme which can bring in targeted skilled workers whether they are fruit pickers or eye surgeons."

Owen PatersonMP North Shropshire

How vote breaks down across Shropshire

Wondered how the vote breaks down across Shropshire as a whole?

NB: UKIP only fielded candidates in two out of the five seats.

Graphic
BBC

Tory MP dubs hung parliament a 'hell of a mess' despite county-wide cleansweep

North Shropshire's Owen Paterson was returned for a sixth term as an MP overnight.

Owen Paterson
BBC

He conceded it was hard to celebrate with the Tories' overall performance.

Speaking before Theresa May's latest statement, he said: "The rest of the night is a hell of a mess. We've lost some good friends too.

"People like Julian Brazier in Canterbury and Stewart Jackson in Peterbrough are really good guys and we've done good stuff in parliament."

North Shropshire candidate says Corbyn has changed politics

The man who stood for Labour in the North Shropshire constituency, Graeme Currie, said Jeremy Corbyn had "changed politics" and he had proved he was fit to be prime minister.

Mr Currie increased the Labour share of the vote by 11%, but was comfortably beaten by Conservative Owen Paterson.

Graeme Currie
BBC

And he also said that as more people had seen Mr Corbyn on the campaign trail, more people had come to like him.

Politics has changed in this country and what we've seen now is a vote for hope. Jeremy Corbyn has proved himself to be an honest, decent and principled man who is actually fit to lead this country."

Graeme CurrieLabour

North Shropshire MP wants to get on with Brexit

Theresa May might not have got the parliamentary backing she wanted, ahead of the Brexit negotiations, but the re-elected MP for North Shropshire says people want her to get on with it regardless.

Owen Paterson was a vocal supporter of the Leave campaign and said the millions of people who voted to leave the EU would lose faith in politics if the government didn't deliver.

Owen Paterson
BBC

Mr Paterson refused to be drawn on where he thought the election left Theresa May personally, rather saying he wanted time to digest the full results from the night and how they broke down.

It was a gutsy decision to call an election, but it just didn't turn out as expected."

Owen Paterson

Lib Dem candidate praises Labour leader

There's been praise for Jeremy Corbyn from the defeated Lib Dem candidate in North Shropshire, Tom Thornhill.

He said the Labour leader had "gone out and given a really hopeful, positive message" during the election campaign.

Tom Thornhill
BBC

Mr Thornhill contrasted that with the performance of Theresa May over the past month and a half and said all she offered was "luke warm gruel".

She really has phrased it almost as a presidential campaign. She was saying 'strengthen my hand, build me up, strengthen my majority' and of course that isn't how a parliamentary democracy works and I think it's really backfired."

Tom ThornhillLiberal Democrat