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Conservatives’ Jack Lopresti holds seat in UWE’s constituency – Labour holds Bristol seats

Filton & Bradley Stoke (Frenchay Campus’ constituency)

Official portrait of Jack Lopresti.
Official portrait of Jack Lopresti released under an Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence.

Conservative MP Jack Lopresti has held on to his seat in Filton and Bradley Stoke, the constituency that UWE’s Frenchay Campus is located in, defeating Labour candidate and Senior Enterprise Consultant at UWE Mhairi Threlfall.

NamePartyVotesVote share (%)Vote share change
Jack LoprestiConservative26,293 48.9 -1.1
Mhairi ThrelfallLabour20,647 38.4 -3.3
Louise HarrisLiberal Democrats4,992 9.3 +3.3
Jenny VernonGreen1,563 2.9 +0.6
Elaine HardwickCitizens Movement Party UK2570.5+0.5

Turnout was 72.6% (up 2.7%).

There was controversy earlier in the day, after allegations by the UWE Labour Society that there were not enough ballot papers given to students at the polling station located on Frenchay Campus.

Tweet by UWE Labour Society: Why has Tory run South glos council not given enough ballots to UWE? Is this an attempt to suppress the student vote? #GE2019

Bristol West

Official portrait of Thangam Debonnaire.
Official portrait of Thangam Debonnaire released under an Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence.

In the city centre, Thangam Debonnaire has rewon Bristol West, which includes areas such as Gloucester Road, defeating the Green’s Carla Denyer, with a Labour MP continuing to represent the constituency.

The Greens’ vote share grew by 12%. Labour won by a majority of 28,219.

This comes after a campaign where the Liberal Democrats stood aside for the Green Party as part of the Unite to Remain pact.

NamePartyVotesVote share (%)Vote share change
Thangam DebbonaireLabour47,02862.3-3.7
Carla Denyer Green18,80924.9+12.0
Suria AujlaConservative8,82211.7 -2.1
Neil HipkissThe Brexit Party869 1.2 +1.2

Turnout was 76.1% (down 0.9%).

Bristol North West

Official portrait of Darren Jones released under an Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence.

Elsewhere, Labour’s Darren Jones has retained his seat in Bristol North West.

This comes after challenges from both the Conservatives’ Mark Weston and the Liberal Democrats’ Chris Coleman.

NamePartyVotesVote share (%)Vote share change
Darren JonesLabour27,33048.9-1.7
Mark WestonConservative21,63838.7-3.1
Chris ColemanLiberal Democrat4,9408.8+3.6
Heather MackGreen1,9773.5 +1.2

Turnout was 73.3% (up 1.6%).

Bristol South

Official portrait of Karin Smyth released under an Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence.

Labour’s Karin Smyth held off her opponents to retain Bristol South.

NamePartyVotesVote share (%)Vote share change
Karin SmythLabour27,89550.5-9.5
Richard MorganConservative18,03632.7+2.0
Andrew BrownLiberal Democrat4,2277.7+4.3
Tony DyerGreen2,7134.9+2.3
Robert de Vito BoutinThe Brexit Party2,3254.2+4.2

Turnout was 65.9% (up 0.1%).

Bristol East

Official portrait of Kerry McCarthy released under an Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence.

Labour’s Kerry McCarthy held Bristol East, beating the Conservatives’ Sarah Codling.

Other candidates standing were the Greens’ Conan Connolly, the Liberal Democrats’ Nicholas Coombes, and The Brexit Party’s Tim Page.

Turnout was 70.8% (up 0.5%).

Thornbury and Yate

Official portrait of Luke Hall (Conservatives) released under an Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence.

The Conservatives’ Luke Hall has held his Thornbury and Yate seat.

This comes even after the Green Party stepped aside for the Liberal Democrats’ Claire Young as part of the Unite to Remain electoral pact.

Rob Logan also stood as the Labour candidate.

Featured images edited from the originals: Official portrait of Jack Lopresti released under an Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence, Official portrait of Thangam Debonnaire released under an Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence.

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