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After 650 of 650 seats

South Holland & The Deepings

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

John Hayes Votes 35,179 header_vote_share 69.9 Net percentage change in seats +10.4
Party

LAB

Labour

Voyteck Kowalewski Votes 10,282 header_vote_share 20.4 Net percentage change in seats +8.0
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Nicola Smith Votes 2,185 header_vote_share 4.3 Net percentage change in seats -17.5
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Julia Cambridge Votes 1,433 header_vote_share 2.8 Net percentage change in seats -0.1
Party

GRN

Green Party

Daniel Wilshire Votes 894 header_vote_share 1.8 Net percentage change in seats -1.4
Party

IND

Independent

Rick Stringer Votes 342 header_vote_share 0.7 Net percentage change in seats +0.7

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

24,897

Turnout

65.8%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 69.9
Labour 20.4
UKIP 4.3
Liberal Democrat 2.8
Green Party 1.8
Independent 0.7

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+10.4
Labour
+8.0
Independent
+0.7
Liberal Democrat
-0.1
Green Party
-1.4
UKIP
-17.5

Latest updates

Farmers angry at 'growing level of lawlessness'

Farmers say they're becoming increasingly concerned about a "growing level of lawlessness" in rural parts of Lincolnshire.

rural crime initiative
BBC

It comes just weeks after Lincolnshire Police showcased their rural crime strategy at a farm near Lincoln (pictured).

The force says it's seen reports of hare coursing, an illegal sport involving dogs chasing hares, more than half since 2016.

But the National Farmers' Union (NFU) says they're still concerned about the theft of large farming machinery and trespassing on agricultural buildings.

Police say they've requested fuller access to farm land to help tackle crime.

Granting Lincolnshire Police full unfettered access to our farms sends out a signal to the criminal fraternity that we are all watching and also it provides some comfort to those of us in remote locations that someone actually cares.”

Chris CarterSouth Holland NFU chairman

£22m cash boost for Lincolnshire housing

The government has announced a multi-million pound investment in housing for Lincolnshire.

football stadium
Chestnut Homes

Boston's Quadrant development (pictured) will get £3.5m to kick-start further work.

It will help bring a football stadium, roads, shops and 500 new homes to the south of the town.

Meanwhile, £12m will spent on new homes in South Holland and a road bridge for Spalding and Sleaford will gain £2m for a new roundabout to provide access to a school and "unlock the development of 1,400 new homes".

A brownfield site on Spa Road in Lincoln will have its land cleaned and prepared for a 312-home development for £2.8m

Last, but not least, the government has promised £2.1m to solve problems with roads and infrastructure around Gainsborough which have delayed a development of about 2,500 homes.

Betting machines are causing 'despair' - MP

Fixed odds betting terminals are causing "devastation, debt and despair", Lincolnshire Conservative MP John Hayes has told the House of Commons.

Betting terminal
BBC

During Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Hayes, who represents South Holland and the Deepings, called on Theresa May to reduce the maximum bet and crack down on online gambling sites targeting children.

Mrs May said maximum stakes "will be cut" ahead of an official review by the government.

Lincolnshire MP believed to be leaving job in reshuffle

The MP for South Holland and the Deepings, John Hayes, is understood to be leaving his job at the Department for Transport as part of the prime minister's cabinet reshuffle.

John Hayes
BBC

The BBC's been told that Mr Hayes is leaving the Government alongside Philip Dunne at the Department for Health, and Robert Goodwill at the Department for Education.

Bilingual job application numbers revealed

There have been 13 applications for bilingual jobs in Lincolnshire Police since a recruitment drive began last year.

police in boston
Paul Green

The force wants to recruit more officers who can speak Polish, Latvian and Lithuanian to help improve services in the south of the county.

It began recruiting two months ago and has received 301 requests for extra information about the role and 13 applications have been submitted.

Car targeted by police after suspected hare coursing

There's been a suspected hare coursing incident in South Holland.

Police say they're trying to locate a Blue Mercedes ML, which they believe is involved.

If you see a car with registration number Y336BJT, you're being asked to get in touch with police.

Farmers struggle to find workers after Brexit vote

Lucy Parry

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A former NFU Chairman farmer is challenging suggestions that the Brexit process is not causing a shortage of labour in the UK.

sprouts
Getty Images

Jonathan Brant, who used to be chairman of the National Farmers Union in the East Midlands, says local farmers are struggling to find people to pick vegetables like brussels sprouts this winter.

He says Eastern European workers are leaving the country to pick fruit and vegetables in Spain.

My friend near Boston who grows Brussels Sprouts, and baby carrots and baby broccoli, he's struggling to find labour. He had three gangs who've left him now and gone off to Spain. These were Polish gangs that he's looked after really well and they're disappearing. It must be a nightmare when you've grown the crop, you've grown the product, and you can't find the labour to pick it.

Jonathan BrantFormer NFU Chairman

Lincolnshire roads 'have a long way to go' - MP

Rod Whiting

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

More investment is needed in Lincolnshire's roads, according to transport minister John Hayes.

John Hayes MP
BBC

Mr Hayes, who is also MP for South Holland and The Deepings, has been speaking at Lincolnshire's first ever Road Safety Summit.

He said that historically governments haven't been bold enough in making infrastructure investments, but he said he will campaign for more investment in in-road investment in Lincolnshire.

Improvements often take too long to achieve, and there is more that can be done, he added.

Mr Hayes praised recent work on the A17 around Peppermint Junction, which "has been long called for and taken a long time to do", but he said more can be done on the A16.

Specifically, he said there should be better links between Spalding and Peterborough where people access the A1.

Hitting the high notes: Song for Lincolnshire countdown under way

Preparations are under way for the Song For Lincolnshire competition which is being held in Spalding tonight.

yonug uns
BBC

The annual competition pits local musicians against each other to compose songs about our fine county.

A free concert featuring live performances of all the finalists' songs is due to take place tonight at the South Holland Centre in Spalding.

The Young 'Uns (pictured), who have won numerous BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, are also performing at the gig.

Boston firm criticises government over electric car infrastructure

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

The government is lagging behind in building infrastructure to support the electric car industry, according to a Boston company which makes electric charging points.

charging points
Rolec

It comes after Transport Minister John Hayes, who represents South Holland and the Deepings, said in a debate in the Commons that the technology could be "transformational".

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill includes measures on insuring driverless cars and improving access to charging points.

But Nathan Black, from Rolec in Boston, says the industry is making electric vehicles faster than the government is building the infrastructure to support them:

The government needs to be more transparent on what it's funding and what it isn't funding. If you're a restaurant or a car park and you're thinking of installing a charging point, maybe you're thinking the government may give you a bit more of a subsidy so you're holding fire. We think that's causing an issue."

Nathan BlackMarketing manager, Rolec
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate John Hayes
, have the following results:
  • 29,303 total votes taken.
  • 59.6% share of the total vote
  • +0.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate David Parsons
, have the following results:
  • 10,736 total votes taken.
  • 21.8% share of the total vote
  • +15.4% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Matthew Mahabadi
, have the following results:
  • 6,122 total votes taken.
  • 12.4% share of the total vote
  • -1.6% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Dan Wilshire
, have the following results:
  • 1,580 total votes taken.
  • 3.2% share of the total vote
  • +1.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate George Smid
, have the following results:
  • 1,466 total votes taken.
  • 3.0% share of the total vote
  • -12.5% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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