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After 650 of 650 seats

Shropshire North

Parliamentary constituency


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



Owen Paterson Votes 33,642 header_vote_share 60.5 Net percentage change in seats +9.1



Graeme Currie Votes 17,287 header_vote_share 31.1 Net percentage change in seats +11.0


Liberal Democrat

Tom Thornhill Votes 2,948 header_vote_share 5.3 Net percentage change in seats -0.7


Green Party

Duncan Kerr Votes 1,722 header_vote_share 3.1 Net percentage change in seats -1.8

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 60.5
Labour 31.1
Liberal Democrat 5.3
Green Party 3.1

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Green Party

Latest updates

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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

Owen Paterson says May 'justified' in calling snap election

Owen Paterson is back to represent North Shropshire for a sixth time and said afterwards that he thought Theresa May did the right thing in calling the snap election - but that the end result was a "hell of a mess".

He said the prime minister had been getting "significant" internal opposition and opposition in Europe and was right in wanting a stronger mandate.

Owen Paterson

Mr Paterson said it was too soon to talk about Mrs May's future as the party leader.

But the Leave campaigner he said he now hoped the government could get on with the job of delivering Brexit.

Shropshire North: Conservative hold

Election graphic

BreakingNorth Shropshire: Conservative easy hold

The Conservatives have retained the North Shropshire seat with little difficulty.

The prominent Brexit campaigner Owen Paterson has won a majority of 16,355.

It's the sixth time he's been elected as the Member of Parliament there.

Owen Paterson


, with candidate Owen Paterson
, have the following results:
  • 27,041 total votes taken.
  • 51.4% share of the total vote
  • 0.0% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Graeme Currie
, have the following results:
  • 10,547 total votes taken.
  • 20.1% share of the total vote
  • +1.9% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Andrea Allen
, have the following results:
  • 9,262 total votes taken.
  • 17.6% share of the total vote
  • +12.9% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Tom Thornhill
, have the following results:
  • 3,148 total votes taken.
  • 6.0% share of the total vote
  • -15.0% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Duncan Kerr
, have the following results:
  • 2,575 total votes taken.
  • 4.9% share of the total vote
  • +3.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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