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

Portsmouth South

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Stephen Morgan
    • Votes: 23,068
    • Vote share %: 48.6
    • Vote share change: +7.6
  2. Conservative
    Donna Jones
    • Votes: 17,705
    • Vote share %: 37.3
    • Vote share change: -0.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Gerald Vernon-Jackson
    • Votes: 5,418
    • Vote share %: 11.4
    • Vote share change: -5.9
  4. The Brexit Party
    John Kennedy
    • Votes: 994
    • Vote share %: 2.1
    • Vote share change: +2.1
  5. Justice & Anti-Corruption Party [The]
    Steven George
    • Votes: 240
    • Vote share %: 0.5
    • Vote share change: +0.5

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 5,363
  • Registered voters: 74,186
  • % share:
    63.9%
  • Change since 2017: +0.1

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 48.6%
Conservative 37.3%
Liberal Democrat 11.4%
The Brexit Party 2.1%
Justice & Anti-Corruption Party [The] 0.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Labour +7.6 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +2.1 Gained
  • Justice & Anti-Corruption Party [The] +0.5 Gained
  • Conservative -0.2 Lost
  • Liberal Democrat -5.9 Lost

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Donna Jones tweets on Portsmouth South defeat

Leader of Portsmouth City Council's Conservative group, Donna Jones, has tweeted after her defeat in Portsmouth South.

Labour's Stephen Morgan bucked the national trend by increasing his majority.

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'Local connections' helped Morgan retain Portsmouth South

Election results 2019: Portsmouth MP says 'being local' helped Labour win

Glimmer of sunshine for Labour

BBC South's political editor Peter Henley gives his analysis on the results in Portsmouth.

Election results 2019: 'A glimmer of sunshine for Labour'

Portsmouth South: Labour hold

Stephen Morgan has been re-elected as the MP for Portsmouth South, with an increased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Donna Jones by 5,363 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.

Gerald Vernon-Jackson of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Brexit Party's John Kennedy came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 0.1 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 47,000 people, 63.9% 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 Kennedy (the Brexit Party) and Steven George (the Justice & Anti-Corruption Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Stephen Morgan increases majority in pro-Remain Portsmouth South

Dominic Blake

BBC Radio Solent reporter

Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan has gone against the national tide by holding Portsmouth South for Labour.

He increased his majority to over 6,000, beating Conservative Donna Jones into second place.

Despite Labour's national despondency, the party here has been quietly confident. Its a very different constituency to the ones in the Midlands and north that the party have been losing. It's a constituency with a lot of students and public sector workers so there is a bedrock of support.

And it's very much seen as a Remain area - Stephen Morgan himself believes the UK's interests are best served in the EU, so drew support for that.

BreakingLabour hold Portsmouth South

Labour's Stephen Morgan has held Portsmouth South for Labour with an increased majority.

Labour confident of holding Portsmouth South

Dominic Blake

BBC Radio Solent reporter

I've been talking to activists here at Portsmouth Guildhall - Labour is still saying it's too early to say, but Stephen Morgan is doing well in Portsmouth South - a lot of students and public sector workers there, so the Labour may not affected by the Bexit backlash as much as it has experienced in the Midlands and North.

Everyone seems confident Penny Maurdant will hold Portsmouth North for the Conservatives.

Portsmouth Count
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Counting underway in Portsmouth

Dominic Blake

BBC Radio Solent reporter

Local Tories believe they’ll hold Portsmouth North and take Portsmouth South from Labour, but we await the results.

Counting in Portsmouth
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