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General Election 2019

Radio Newark are bringing you all the latest from the Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, for the 2019 Newark Constituency count.

06:00

The count has now been cleared away and that concludes our coverage for this evening. Thank you for following.

04:30

James Baggaley, Labour and David Watts, Liberal Democrats were not available for comment after the results.

Our interview with re-elected MP Robert Jenrick, Conservatives is available here: https://bit.ly/36wDghU

Watch: Green's Jay Henderson celebrates a 'good' result for The Green Party despite losing his deposit for gaining less than 5% of the vote.

 

03:50 

Robert Jenrick holds the Conservative seat for the Newark constituency, drawing the election in Newark to a close. 

03:20

The Conservative party have taken the Gedling seat away from Labour, as Tom Randall (Con) grabs a majority of 679 over Vernon Coaker (Lab). Labour have gained Nottingham East from Change UK. 

02:40

More Nottinghamshire results: Alex Norris holds the Labour seat for Nottingham North. 

02:25

Another Nottinghamshire result: Lillian Greenwood holds Nottingham South for Labour.

02:10

The Nottinghamshire seat of Rushcliffe has been held by the Conservatives. A perhaps surprise hold as Ruth Edwards continues for the Conservatives following father of the house Ken Clarke stepping down and this seat becoming a Labour target.

02:05

All of the candidates are now present at the Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, as the count continues. 

01:50

Turnout announced as 72.54%
Out of 75,850 on the electorate, 55,018 voted.

Down from 2017, which was 73.09%.


01:40

Watch: James Baggaley, candidate for Labour, shares with us the main issues he's keen to address in Newark. 

00.55

Watch: Green Party candidate Jay Henderson says what he thinks should be the top priority for the next Newark MP.

00:45

The official count is beginning to get underway here at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre.

00:20

Watch: We spoke to Liberal Democrat Candidate, David Watts on what he believes are the main issues to be addressed in Newark. 

00:15

Verification has finished here at Newark, counting to commence at 00.30 after a short break.

23:16

Some polling officers have reported 'queues out of the door' today at Newark polling stations, saying it was one of the biggest turn outs they had ever seen. 

22:40

Verification is currently taking place. The number of votes are being counted to get an idea of voter turnout. 

22:30 

Ballot boxes are currently arriving at the Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, for the count to get underway. 

 

Updates as they happen. 

 

 

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