UK results: Conservatives win majority

After 649 of 650 seats declared
UK results
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Seats 364 203 48 11 8 15
Change +47 -59 +13 -1 -2 +2

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Witney

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Robert Courts
    • Votes: 33,856
    • Vote share %: 55.2
    • Vote share change: -0.3
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Charlotte Hoagland
    • Votes: 18,679
    • Vote share %: 30.5
    • Vote share change: +10.0
  3. Labour
    Rosa Bolger
    • Votes: 8,770
    • Vote share %: 14.3
    • Vote share change: -6.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 15,177
  • Registered voters: 83,845
  • % share:
    73.1%
  • Change since 2017: -0.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 55.2%
Liberal Democrat 30.5%
Labour 14.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +10.0 Gained
  • Conservative -0.3 Lost
  • Labour -6.4 Lost

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Witney: Conservative hold

Robert Courts has been re-elected as the MP for Witney, with a decreased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Liberal Democrat Charlotte Hoagland by 15,177 votes, 6,064 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Rosa Bolger of the Labour Party came third.

Voter turnout was down by 0.5 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 61,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

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

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BreakingConservatives hold Witney

Robert Courts has been re-elected as Witney's MP, a seat he took over from former Prime Minister David Cameron following the Brexit referendum.

Christmas jumpers at counts

Staff involved in the count in Witney, once a seat held by former Prime Minister David Cameron, are sporting their Christmas jumpers.

It is officially Christmas jumper day now.

staff at count
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Exit poll suggests no shocks in Oxfordshire

The exit poll, carried out by Ipsos MORI for the BBC, ITV News and Sky News, suggests the Tories may win 368 seats and Labour 191.

The poll is a way of forecasting what may happen in the general election, after voting ends but before the results are known.

In Oxfordshire, it suggests no seats will change hands tonight, which may not come as a shock given five out of the six constituencies are safe seats.

The poll forecasts Liberal Democrat Layla Moran, will hold her Oxford West and Abingdon seat, after gaining it from the Conservatives in 2017.

Exit poll
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Witney: Conservative hold

Result graphic
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Witney count: Lib Dem 'fist bump' spotted

BBC Radio Oxford

BBC Oxford's Sophie Law is at the count in David Cameron's former Witney constituency in Oxfordshire, and has spotted a "fist bump" between two Lib Dems watching votes being counted.

Witney used to be considered one of the country's safest seats, but after the Tory leader stepped down his replacement Robert Courts was elected with a much reduced majority.

Sophie said: "The feeling has been that the Lib Dems are in a strong place at the moment and this could be the year they do it."

The count
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Papers being counted in Witney

Reporter Sophie Law is in Witney, which was the constituency of former PM David Cameron at the last election in 2015.

Witney
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