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Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J32 for M18.

M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J32 M18, because of vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

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M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, at J30 for A616 Worksop.

M1 Derbyshire - Road closed on M1 northbound at J30, A616 (Worksop), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

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M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A17 Nottinghamshire eastbound

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A17 Nottinghamshire eastbound severe accident, from Long Lane to A17.

A17 Nottinghamshire - A17 closed and it's slow eastbound from the Long Lane junction to the A17 junction, because of an accident.

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Three arrested over Libertines gig phone thefts

Liam Barnes

BBC News

In other news, three men have been arrested after they were found in possession of dozens of mobile phones after a Libertines gig in Nottingham.

Nottinghamshire Police said about 30 mobile phone thefts were reported from Rock City on Thursday.

A force spokesman said following its investigations, officers from West Midlands Police stopped a Lexus near Birmingham, where they found 40 phones and some cash.

The men - aged 27, 41 and 44 respectively - are all being questioned on suspicion of theft.

Mobile phone thefts Rock City
Nottinghamshire Police

This was an unusually large number of mobile phones to recover at once, with many stashed in body suits and some in coats. It was an excellent stop by our colleagues at West Midlands Police, who have now handed three men over for questioning by Nottinghamshire Police."

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Ken Clarke: Johnson has 'amazing opportunity'

BBC News Channel

Ken Clarke, a Tory Remainer who was expelled from the Conservative Party after rebelling against Boris Johnson's government over Brexit, did not seek re-election in Rushcliffe this time round.

He told the BBC Mr Johnson has achieved a "remarkable victory" and now has "an amazing opportunity".

Former MP Ken Clarke
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He said, if Mr Johnson wishes, he is now free from the influence of the "extreme right" of the Tory party, who were his allies just months ago.

"His strong majority means he will have little difficulty getting his Brexit deal through Parliament," the former MP added.

However, he said he's certain Boris Johnson won't be able to negotiate a trade deal with the European Union by the end of 2020.

"The serious grown-up negotiations will take quite some time. 'Get Brexit Done' was a bit of a joke, but a brilliantly successful slogan."

Bolsover voter: 'I felt like a traitor'

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Friends Wendy O'Brien (left) and Roalise Welton (right), from Bolsover, have given their thoughts on the election result.

Ms O'Brien, 68, a Tory voter, said she was amazed at the result.

"People said nice things about Dennis," she said. "He worked for the people - or he did, maybe not recently. He should have left."

Friends Wendy and Rosalie
BBC

Ms Welton, a retired hospital worker, said she had voted Labour for 50 years but this year voted Independent.

"I felt like a traitor, I really did," she said. "But I was not going to vote for him [Jeremy Corbyn]. He wanted another referendum when we've already had one."

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

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M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale to J30 for A616 Worksop.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M1 northbound from J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale) to J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A1 Nottinghamshire both ways

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A1 Nottinghamshire both ways severe disruption, between A6075 Ashvale Road and B1164 Carlton.

A1 Nottinghamshire - A1 closed and queues in both directions between Tuxford Junction in Tuxford and Carlton in Carlton On Trent, because of a police investigation.

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'People have forgotten what he's done for this community'

Rob Sissons

East Midlands Today Reporter

For 49 years Dennis Skinner was part of the House of Commons furniture - straight talking and controversial.

Whatever your political colours there's no denying one of the most colourful MPs will no longer be there.

Andy McNeill
BBC

Resident Andy McNeill told me he didn't think he would see Bolsover become Conservative in his lifetime.

"People seem to forget that Mr Skinner gave a year of his salary to the miners when they were on strike so people are forgetting what he has done for this community," he said.

Man held after 12-year-old girl hit by car

Liam Barnes

BBC News

Away from election news, a man has been arrested after a 12-year-old girl was hit by a car in New Basford this morning.

The crash happened on Nottingham Road at about 08:15.

Nottinghamshire Police said the girl is being treated in hospital for injuries that are not life-threatening or life-altering.

Officers detained a 22-year-old man on suspicion of leaving the scene of a collision after making inquiries in the area.

They have issued an appeal for witnesses.

Nottingham Road New Basford
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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

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M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale and J30 for A616 Worksop.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a break down.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

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M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, before J29 for A617 Chesterfield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M1 northbound before J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of a break down earlier.

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'Folk hero' Skinner defeat reflects wider Labour picture

Jennifer Harby

BBC News

Dennis Skinner's loss of his Bolsover constituency after 49 years to Conservative Mark Fletcher reflects major changes in British politics, according to one expert.

Phil Burton-Cartledge, a sociology lecturer at the University of Derby, said: "Dennis Skinner has always been something of a folk hero within the Labour Party, even during the Blair years when there were considerable political differences at play.

"But it's emblematic of the wider result that a guy who was elected in 1970 is passing from the political scene.

"It marks a sea-change in what's going on in the wider Labour Party and in traditional working-class areas where political identities have been fragmented."

Dennis Skinner
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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

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M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at M1.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M1 northbound at M1, Tibshelf Services, because of a lorry that's broken down.

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Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield and J30 for A616 Worksop.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M1 Nottinghamshire northbound

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M1 Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, between J26 for A610 Nottingham and J27 for A608 Mansfield Road Hucknall.

M1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J26, A610 (Nottingham) and J27, A608 (Hucknall), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound

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A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J35 for M18 J2.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - A1(M) lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J35 M18 J2, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

MEP on 'sorry mess' of Labour leadership

Neil Heath

BBC News Online

Rory Palmer, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, has tweeted about the "sorry mess" of his party's culture.

He explained that anyone who voiced concerns about Jeremy Corbyn's leadership was "shouted down", "insulted" and told to "get out" of the party.

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General election 2019: What questions do you have?

Westminster graphic
BBC

The election results are in but what else do you want to know?

Do you still have questions about the general election?

It could be a query over what happens next or an issue close to your heart.

You can find out the results for your area by using our constituency pages and catch up on the night's key points here.

Your Questions Answered graphic
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Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire southbound

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M18 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J2 for A1 to J1 for A631 Bawtry Road.

M18 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M18 southbound from J2 A1(M) Doncaster By Pass J35 to J1, A631 (Bramley), because of a break down.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

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M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, from J30 for A616 Worksop to J29A for A6192 Erin Road Markham Vale.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J30, A616 (Worksop) to J29a, A6192 (Markham Vale), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire both ways

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M18 South Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, at J1 for A631 Bawtry Road.

M18 South Yorkshire - Queues on M18 at J1, A631 (Bramley), because of earlier police incident. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Six Tory gains in East Midlands Labour heartland seats

Alex Regan

BBC News

With all 32 East Midlands seats declared, here's a round up of election night Labour's prominence in the region is now confined to eight seats, in comparison to the Tories' 24.

The Conservatives have caused much upset for Labour across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, with six gains in traditional mining areas.

In Derbyshire, Labour stalwart Dennis Skinner, 87, lost his seat, which he had held since 1970, to Mark Fletcher.

Dennis Skinner
BBC

Labour also lost Derby North, which has been the centre of controversy after former Labour MP Chris Williamson was suspended from the party over a row about anti-Semitism.

Labour's former High Peak MP Ruth George also lost her seat.

Chris Williamson
PA Media

In Nottinghamshire Labour also lost Bassetlaw, which had been red since 1935.

The former mining constituency is not a traditional Tory ground, but a strong contingent of Leave voters and the departure of former Labour MP John Mann helped sway Bassetlaw to the Tories.

The Tories also took Gedling, which had been held by Labour stalwart Vernon Coaker since 1997.

The final Labour seat to fall was Ashfield, another mining town that was taken by former Labour activist-turned Tory candidate Lee Anderson.

Lee Anderson
BBC

In Leicestershire no seats changed hands but newly elected Leicester East MP Claudia Webbe had a significantly reduced majority in comparison to former MP Keith Vaz.

Alicia Kearns became the new Conservative MP for Rutland and Melton, replacing Sir Alan Duncan, who had sat in the constituency since 1992.

And finally in Rushcliffe, voters got a new MP for the first time in 49 years.

Ruth Edwards retained the constituency for the Conservatives after Ken Clarke announced he was stepping down from the Commons.

Ken Clarke and Ruth Edwards
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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire: Winners and losers

All 61 results are now in from across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and the big winner locally is the Conservative party, just as it has been across the country.

A Conservative rosette
Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Media

In total, Boris Johnson's party has gained ten seats in the region from Labour.

They are:

  • Colne Valley
  • Dewsbury
  • Don Valley
  • Great Grimsby
  • Keighley
  • Penistone and Stocksbridge
  • Rother Valley
  • Scunthorpe
  • Wakefield
  • Lincoln

A number of ousted Labour candidates, including Caroline Flint and Mary Creagh, blamed the party's failure to listen to people's views on Brexit for their demise.

Red wall collapses

Tony Roe

BBC East Midlands political editor

The East Midlands political map now looks very different to the way it did when Labour were last in government in 2010.

It’s now a region where Labour seats are confined to the cities and everywhere else is Conservative.

Since 2010 Labour has lost every town they represented in Parliament with the exception of Chesterfield. Those seats in the former industrial areas, dubbed the red wall, have actually been collapsing since 2010.

Seats like North West Leicestershire, Sherwood and Amber Valley have now built substantial safe majorities for the Tories.

And Mansfield, which narrowly went blue for the first time in the 2017 election now has a majority of 16,000. Mansfield is a safe Conservative seat. Let that sink in. Bolsover, Bassetlaw and Ashfield are now Conservative seats.

Bassetlaw
BBC

Conservatives tighten grip on county

As well as securing an overall majority in the House of Commons the Conservatives have also tightened their grip on Lincolnshire, taking all seven constituencies and upping their majority in the process:

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BreakingLabour keep hold of Chesterfield

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Toby Perkins has won Chesterfield for Labour, beating Leigh Higgins of the Conservatives by 1,451 votes.

Toby Perkins
BBC

BreakingSleaford & North Hykenham: Conservative hold

Caroline Johnson has been re-elected for the Conservatives in Sleaford and South Hykenham.

BreakingNorth East Derbyshire retained by Conservatives

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Lee Rowley has held North East Derbyshire for the Conservatives - quadrupling his majority to 12,876.

Lee Rowley
BBC

BreakingLincoln: Conservative gain

Conservative candidate Karl McCartney has been elected as MP for Lincoln.

BreakingGainsborough: Conservative hold

Sir Edward Leigh has been re-elected as MP for Gainsborough.

BreakingAmber Valley retained by Conservatives

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Nigel Mills has held Amber Valley for the Conservatives.

BreakingConservatives take Gedling from Labour

Alex Regan

BBC News

The Conservative Party has taken the Nottinghamshire seat of Gedling from the Labour Party.

Thomas Randall will replace Vernon Coaker as MP.

Chesterfield Tory candidate will move there if he wins

Rob Rose

BBC Yorkshire Live

Just spoken to Conservative candidate Leigh Higgins in Chesterfield.

He says if he's successful he will move to the town. He is currently based in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire where he is a borough councillor.

Leigh Higgins with Michael Gove
Leigh Higgins

He says "let's unleash Chesterfield's potential" and "Get Brexit done".

He stands by Boris Johnson and says the positive exit poll is because of the Conservative agenda to invest in police, NHS and schools.

Asked whether he feels confident about gaining the seat tonight, he replied: "It's very tight and there's still a lot of votes to count".

Never seen a polling station queue like today

Katy Austin

BBC Look North, Business Correspondent

We heard earlier that voter turnout in the closely contested Lincoln seat was up on last time and one polling station had to stay open late to allow everyone to vote.

That view is backed by the city's returning officer Angela Andrews. She said she'd never seen a queue at the close of polling like the one today:

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Perkins: Voters had no faith in Corbyn

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Labour's man in Chesterfield, Toby Perkins, says Jeremy Corbyn's "personal unpopularity" was the biggest issue on the doorstep. Brexit was second, he says.

The Chesterfield result is expected at about 03:30.

Toby Perkins
BBC

Lincoln turnout is up as count begins

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

This was the scene in Lincoln a short time ago where the turnout was 67.74%.

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That figure is slightly up on 2017 when 66.1% of the electorate cast their vote and saw Labour's Karen Lee take the seat from the Conservative's Karl McCartney.