Thank you to all who followed the general election coverage through our website. The Napier News team have enjoyed keeping everyone updated as the polls have been announced.

Tonight’s final summary is that the SNP has a majority over Scotland but the Conservatives are on track to win over the UK.

This will be our last update on the website for now, from what has been an eventful evening.





Further details of Jo Swinson’s loss in Dunbartonshire East.

The SNP’s Amy Callaghan has won the seat with a majority of 0.3%.

SNP – 19,672

Lib Dems – 19,523

Conservatives – 7,455

Labour – 4,839

Green – 916

Independent – 221

UKIP – 208


Corbyn announces departure but not just yet


Jeremy Corbyn has held his constituency, Islington North, and his party has gained the majority in Wales but is seeing losses in many parts of the UK.

Corbyn said: “Today has been a disappointing day for the party. We put forward a manifesto of hope and unity that would help to right the wrongs and the injustices of this country.” He recognised that Brexit had “polarised the country”, and said he will not lead Labour into the next election after his defeat.

Jo Swinson has lost her seat in Dunbartonshire East. The Lib Dem leader suffered a defeat of just under 150 votes to SNP’s Amy Callaghan.


Election Night So Far

The Conservatives are on track to win an absolute majority in this year’s general election. As it stands, Boris Johnson’s party have gained 2% on their current majority. Key marginal wins in Blyth Valley and Chingford exemplify the success of this election for the Conservatives.

It has been a disastrous night so far for Labour, seeing a loss of 9% over the course of the night. Despite a typically strong performance in the Northeast, Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of walking into Number 10 look slim.

The SNP have had a successful night, winning almost every seat in Scotland to this point. Nicola Sturgeon has seen her party take seats from Labour in Midlothian and East Lothian, as well as gains from Conservatives, such as Angus and Renfrewshire East.

The Lib Dems have won three seats so far, with leader Jo Swinson in serious jeopardy of losing her seat in East Dunbartonshire. At the start of this election campaign, Swinson had hopes of becoming Prime Minister, but she may not even be a Member of Parliament by the end of the election.

Elsewhere, Sinn Fein have won four seats, while the DUP have three. The Alliance also have one seat in Northern Ireland, as Plaid Cymru have held three seats in Wales.




Labour have won Birkenhead with a majority of 59%

Labour – 29,990

BSJP – 7,285

Conservatives – 5,540

Lib Dems – 1,620



Labour have held Leicester East with a majority of 50.8%

Labour – 25,090

Conservatives – 19,071

Lib Dems – 2,800

Brexit – 1,243



Labour have held Barnsley East with a majority of 37.6%

Labour – 14,329

Brexit: 1,112

Conservatives: 10,377

Lib Dems – 1,330



DUP have held Strangford.

DUP – 17,705

Alliance – 10,634

UUP – 4,023

SDLP – 1,994

Conservatives – 1,476




Conservatives have held Basildon South & Thorruck East with a majority of 66.2%

Conservatives – 29,973

Labour – 10,051

Independant – 3,316

Lib Dems – 1,957


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