General Election 2019: Conservatives make it a clean sweep across Northampton as Labour's hopes are crushed

Any hopes that Labour had that they would take at least one of the seats in Northampton were dashed as soon as the exit poll was announced.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 5:16 am
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 5:22 am
Picture: Kirsty Edmonds

With the Conservatives set to win their biggest majority since the Margaret Thatcher era, candidates Sally Keeble in Northampton North and Gareth Eales in Northampton South were given the news they had lost out at election count in Lings Forum

For Tories Michael Ellis and Andrew Lewer it was a moment to thank the public for their continued support and to reflect on the campaign success.

Elsewhere in the county, the Conservatives held their seats in Corby with Tom Pursglove, Wellingborough with Peter Bone and in Kettering with Philip Hollobone.

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Picture: Kirsty Edmonds

At 5.15am, only South Northamptonshire was left to declare but it was fully expected that Andrea Leadsom would be returned as MP.

Catch up on all the coverage through the night from the Chronicle & Echo: