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

Wellingborough

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Peter Bone
    • Votes: 32,277
    • Vote share %: 62.2
    • Vote share change: +4.7
  2. Labour
    Andrea Watts
    • Votes: 13,737
    • Vote share %: 26.5
    • Vote share change: -7.6
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Suzanna Austin
    • Votes: 4,078
    • Vote share %: 7.9
    • Vote share change: +4.5
  4. Green
    Marion Turner-Hawes
    • Votes: 1,821
    • Vote share %: 3.5
    • Vote share change: +1.7

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 18,540
  • Registered voters: 80,764
  • % share:
    64.3%
  • Change since 2017: -2.9

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 62.2%
Labour 26.5%
Liberal Democrat 7.9%
Green 3.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +4.7 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +4.5 Gained
  • Green +1.7 Gained
  • Labour -7.6 Lost

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How the Northamptonshire media is reporting the election

The Northampton Chronicle and Echo is reporting on the Conservatives' "clean sweep" across the town's two seats.

Tory Michael Ellis, who held Northampton North, told the paper he would "continue to serve to the best of my ability".

Andrew Lewer, who held Northampton South with an increased majority, told the paper, "What will change for me is the confidence of that increase in majority not just for me but an increase in majority nationally".

Conservative Peter Bone, who held his Conservative seat in Wellingborough told the Northamptonshire Telegraph, that his fight for the Isham Bypass and an urgent care centre for Wellingborough would be at the top of his list of priorities.

Tories hold seats across Northamptonshire

Nic Rigby

BBC News

If you're just waking up, here's the picture across Northamptonshire.

It's been a good night for the Conservative Party with all six of the seats in the county so far declared being held with increased majorities.

That includes Corby, Daventry, Kettering, Northampton North, Northampton South and Wellingborough.

Peter Bone
BBC

South Northamptonshire, where Conservative Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom is expected to be elected, has yet to finish counting votes.

The election has seen Peter Bone (pictured) re-elected in the Wellingborough seat.

Wellingborough: Conservative hold

Peter Bone has been re-elected as the MP for Wellingborough, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Andrea Watts by 18,540 votes, 6,080 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Suzanna Austin of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Marion Turner-Hawes came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.9 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 52,000 people, 64.3% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

One of the four candidates, Marion Turner-Hawes (Green) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingWellingborough: Conservative hold

Conservative Peter Bone has held on to the seat of Wellingborough in Northamptonshire with an 11.7% swing.

Rushden chicken farm plans "are simply abhorrent", MP says

The government is being urged to intervene to stop a broiler chicken farm being built in Northamptonshire.

Plans have been submitted by Bedfordia Farms for 10 poultry buildings in Rushden, with each containing more than 50,000 birds.

Almost 7,000 people have signed a petition opposing the plans.

"These conditions are simply abhorrent," Peter Bone, the Conservative MP for Wellingborough, told the Commons.

"It is no way to treat thinking, feeling creatures. To me, it feels completely un-British."

Chicken farm
Alamy

Farming minister George Eustice said the government couldn't interfere in the planning process, but any development would have to abide by strict standards.

East Northamptonshire Council's planning management committee is due to look at granting approval for the project on 13 December.

Wellingborough MP says leaked immigration plans reflect referendum result

The Conservative MP for Wellingborough said he was pleased with what was being suggested after a leaked Home Office document revealed some of the government's draft proposals for a new immigration system after Brexit.

It suggested the plans would dramatically reduce the number of low-skilled EU migrants who could come to the UK after it left the European Union.

Peter Bone
Conservative Party

The draft document - published by the Guardian newspaper - suggests the end of freedom of movement would be followed by time limits on how long EU nationals travelling here could stay.

Peter Bone, who campaigned for Brexit, said: "I knocked on thousands of doors all over the country and that was really the number one issue.

"We needed to end free of movement and reduce the number of people coming from the European Union to this country, so I think actually the government is implementing what the referendum result decided."

Ex-police and crime commissioner on leaks and three years of 'anxiety'

Northamptonshire's former police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds has released a statement after being formally cleared of sharing confidential information about a criminal investigation.

Last week, his trial ended when the jury at Southwark Crown Court failed to reach a verdict.

In a hearing at the same court today, the judge said there would be no retrial and he directed there should be a not guilty verdict.

The case followed allegations that he had shared information about an investigation into Wellingborough MP Peter Bone - an investigation which was later dropped.

Mr Simmonds said the not guilty verdict brought to an end "nearly three years of considerable anxiety for me and those I love".

He said: "I have no need to express any more emotion about this trial and its content or indeed cast of characters beyond saying this - I never at any point set out to hurt or to harm anyone.

"I hope that in particular Peter Bone MP accepts my fulsome apology for any hurt that I unintentionally inflicted or was responsible for.

"In February of 2014, Peter suffered intense media interest in his life.

"This interest was sparked by leaks. Peter is aware who is responsible for this invasion into his life and it is for him to take that forward. I am sure that he will.

"For me the matters pertaining to me in this case, are now at an end."

BreakingEx-Northamptonshire PCC will not face retrial

The former Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, Adam Simmonds, will not face a retrial after being accused of sharing confidential information about a criminal investigation.

Last week, at Southwark Crown Court, a jury was discharged after failing to reach a verdict in the trial of Mr Simmonds, who was alleged to have discussed a fraud investigation into the Wellingborough MP, Peter Bone, with other Tory politicians, including local MPs.

The case concerning Mr Bone was dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Adam Simmonds
PA

Today at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, the judge said the CPS had considered the position very carefully and, for a number of reasons, determined it is not in the public interest to proceed to a retrial.

He added that he was happy to order and direct a not guilty verdict in the circumstances of this case.