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

Bassetlaw

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Brendan Clarke-Smith
    • Votes: 28,078
    • Vote share %: 55.2
    • Vote share change: +11.9
  2. Labour
    Keir Morrison
    • Votes: 14,065
    • Vote share %: 27.7
    • Vote share change: -24.9
  3. The Brexit Party
    Debbie Soloman
    • Votes: 5,366
    • Vote share %: 10.6
    • Vote share change: +10.6
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Helen Tamblyn-Saville
    • Votes: 3,332
    • Vote share %: 6.6
    • Vote share change: +4.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 14,013
  • Registered voters: 80,024
  • % share:
    63.5%
  • Change since 2017: -3.0

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 55.2%
Labour 27.7%
The Brexit Party 10.6%
Liberal Democrat 6.6%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +11.9 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +10.6 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +4.3 Gained
  • Labour -24.9 Lost

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Bassetlaw: Conservatives thump Labour

The Conservatives have achieved an 18,000-vote swing in Bassetlaw to take it from Labour.

Tory Brendan Clarke-Smith has been elected as the MP, beating Labour's Keir Morrison by 14,013 votes.

That overturned a 4,852-vote Labour majority.

Debbie Soloman of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Helen Tamblyn-Saville came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 3 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 51,000 people, 63.5% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

All four candidates keep their deposits, after receiving more than 5% of the votes.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingConservatives win Bassetlaw

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

Brendan Clarke-Smith has won Bassetlaw for the Conservatives first time since the 1930s.

Exit poll indicates 'worst election for Labour in Bassetlaw'

Alex Regan

BBC News

The Labour leader in Bassetlaw District Council Simon Greaves says the exit poll indicates that his party could face "the worst election we've ever seen for Labour in Bassetlaw".

The seat had previously been held by Labour's John Mann, who retired as an MP to take a seat in the House of Lords, and was critical of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership on dealing with anti-Semitism in the party.

The BBC predicts that Bassetlaw has a 99% chance becoming a Tory gain for the first time since 1935.

Mr Greaves said: "There has been a lot of work done on the ground by local activists, and I think that if things transpire in the way they are projected then the national party have got some serious thinking to do."

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What are candidates' views on fracking and green energy?

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Using the Your Questions Answered tool on the BBC website, S Handy, from Misson, asked us to find out what candidates' views are on fracking and green energy in Nottinghamshire.

Exploratory tests for shale gas have been undertaken at two sites in Bassetlaw - Tinker Lane, near Barnby Moor, and Springs Road in Misson Springs.

Anti-fracking banners
Fracktion

Liberal Democrat candidate for Bassetlaw, Helen Tamblyn-Saville, said she is "strongly opposed to fracking" in Nottinghamshire and everywhere else.

She said: "It contributes to both water and air pollution and, instead, we should be focusing on building renewable energy solutions, such as increasing the construction of off-shore wind turbines and restore subsidies for solar power."

The Conservative Party office for Brendan Clarke-Smith said that he too is opposed to fracking.

Fracking diagram
BBC

Keir Morrison, the Labour Party candidate, said he would like to "ban fracking entirely".

He said: "There are better ways and means of creating energy and prosperity than fossil fuel extraction.

"We don't need to be subjecting the public to earthquakes and pollution when there is a vast wealth of clean, green technology available."

And Brexit Party candidate, Debbie Soloman, makes it a full-house for opposition to fracking.

She said the disruption it causes to local people and their environment outweighs any economic benefits.

"If the UK is to have any hope of meeting carbon neutral commitments, we should be further developing our renewable energy resources and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels," she said.