Our teams are getting on location. Here is the Grimsby Auditorium where the Great Grimsby and Cleethorpes results will be announced.
Rewind our coverage of the constituency results from across Greater Lincolnshire in the 2017 general election.
Here is the Peter Paine Performance Centre in Boston where the Boston & Skegness results will be counted and announced.
More counts are getting ready to start receiving ballot boxes from 10pm
— EastLindseyDC (@EastLindseyDC) June 8, 2017
At the count at The Pods in Scunthorpe we will get the results for the Scunthorpe constituency, as well as for Brigg & Google.
We’re also going to be bringing you video interviews with some of the key candidates. This is our little setup in Scunthorpe tonight.
In Grimsby, the counters have arrived in the Auditorium and has been welcomed by the returning officer. They’re now waiting patiently for the first ballots to arrive from the polling stations.
The first postal ballots have arrived in the counting hall in Grimsby
All the counters are being briefed by the returning offer in Scunthorpe for the Brigg and Google and Scunthorpe counts. Supporters are also arriving.
First lot of postal boxes are arriving in Scunthorpe and the initial sorting is taking place.
Postal ballots are being verified in Grimsby
Ballot boxes arrived in Boston too. The votes will be verified first to get a turnout figure.
The first boxes have just arrived in Scunthorpe. They will be verified shortly.
The first set of ballot boxes from Grimsby and Cleethorpes from today have arrived.
In Boston, ballot papers are quickly arriving and verification begins
Boxes are being verified in Scunthorpe. They are now being sorted into Brigg and Goole and Scunthorpe.
Our team tonight:
Scunthorpe, Brigg & Goole counts
— Sam Pidoux & Lewis Foster
Great Grimsby, Cleethorpes counts
— Jarrad Johnson & Jack Surfleet
Boston & Skegness count
— Guy Owen & Sean Strange
— Stefan Pidluznyj & Steve Smailes
Collating the results for you tonight is Managing Editor Daniel Ionescu.
Check out all the action from the Lincoln count as well, where a tight race between Conservatives and Labour is expected
Boston & Skegness count underway
Scunthrope, Brigg & Goole counts underway
The Conservative candidate for Scunthorpe told us she won’t be speaking with the media tonight. She says she is too busy tonight with watching the counting.
There is also armed police guarding at the Pods tonight.
The Lib Dems in Boston watching TV coverage. They are expected to win 14 seats tonight after the exit poll.
Newcastle is the first to be declared nationally and it’s Labour with a whopping 14,937 majority and a 67% turnout.
The Lincolnite columnist Kate Taylor is also joining in with comments tonight on both our liveblogs.
Sunderland was just declared for Labour. “A safe seat though,” she says.
Security has been a big issue in the run up to this election. We’ve heard stories of additional security at polling stations across the country and there is a police officer here at the Grimsby and Cleethorpes counts tonight.
Incumbent Scunthorpe MP candidate for Labour Nick Dakin arrived at the count.
More security measures are being put in place in Grimsby at the Auditorium tonight.
In Boston, there are currently two police officers, but no major security. A BBC cameraman has however been refused entry.
We’re hearing of a similar situation with a cameraman in Grimsby too.
In Boston, where Ukip leader Paul Nuttall is standing against incumbent Conservative Matt Warman, there is a special hotel room. We’re hearing Nuttal will stay in this room all evening unless he wins the seat.
Meanwhile, Blue Revolution candidate Mike Gilbert has arrived.
GRIMSBY: Counters still being sorting through all those ballot papers. We’re yet to have a turnout announcement.
SCUNTHORPE (BRIGG & GOOLE): Conservative candidate Andrew Percy has just arrived at the count.
UK: Another huge majority for Labour in Sunderland Central as well as South, but there was still a 2/3% swing towards the Conservatives – as predicted the Tories winning votes in areas that voted Leave in the Brexit vote.
Newcastle on the other hand has had a 2.1% swing towards Labour. But we’re just getting started so it’s all to play for, many areas are busy counting now including Brighton and Cardiff. It’s going to be a long night but the counters are hard at work.
UK: Swindon North – Conservative hold with 11% rise in Labour votes; currently Corbyn’s future is looking brighter than the exit poll suggested, but we’ll have to see.
Nic Dakin – Labour – Scunthorpe
“Whatever the result, I’m ready for a rest”
CLEETHROPES: Incumbent Conservative candidate Martin Vickers is at the count
The Greens on how they think they performed in Boston & Skegness
The Skegness votes are now being validated
Conservative incumbent Matt Warman arrived at the Boston count.
He didn’t speak to any press and walked straight to the front of the hall.
We spoke with the UKIP candidate in Grimsby
GRIMSBY: Turnout announced as 67.19%
GRIMSBY: Turnout in 2015 was 57.16% so a huge increase in turnout this time round at 67.19%.
And tonight’s main face off in Boston…
Some more figures coming from NK
Estimated turnout figure for Sleaford & North Hykeham seat is 72.3% with postal vote at 85%.
— Andy Hubbert (@AndyHubbert1) June 8, 2017
We also spoke with the Blue Revolution candidate in Boston and asked them what they’re standing for:
CLEETHORPES: We interview Martin Vickers – Conservative incumbent
He talked about the exit polls, potential loss of seats and the possibility of coalition with other parties.
Boston & Skegness: Turnout was 62.78% = 42,479, marginally down from last year
With turnout figures declared, counting is underway in Boston.
Expected to be completed earlier than the planned 5-6am.
A manifesto as good as the one Labour had in 1945, says Boston & Skegness candidate Paul Kenny
GRIMSBY: Labour are increasingly confident they’ll hold onto the seat of Great Grimsby. Melanie Onn yet to arrive at the count, though.
LINCOLN: Labour Party chairman Dave Godson and deputy city council leader Donald don’t want to make predictions about Lincoln other than ‘it’s close’. They said that results for Labour nationally have seemed to exceed expectations.
BOSTON & SKEGNESS:
Matt Warman: A good night for the Conservatives locally
We are seeing higher turnouts across the region. Could this skew the results?
Counting has started in Boston
Brigg & Goole turnout: 68.3% – 45,140 votes. Up from 63.2%
GRIMSBY: Counting is well under way with thousands of ballots gone through already. Labour’s Melanie Onn has just arrived.
Great Grimsby results expected just after 2pm. No details on Cleethorpes yet.
Conservative Andrew Percy looks confident he will hold his seat in Brigg & Google. He says that he has had ‘good reaction on door steps’ and ‘hopes to serve his constituents again.’
Sam Pidoux: It feels quite tense now that the counting has begun here in Scunthorpe. Conservative’s Holly Mumby Croft is looking tense… she is now neck and neck with Labour’s Nic Dakin.
Great Grimsby LABOUR HOLD for Melanie Onn
Kate Taylor: Great Grimsby – another Labour hold with a 2,565 majority. With an 11% decline in UKIP votes, it’s starting to look like the Tories backed the wrong horse in thinking that UKIP voters would switch to another right wing party. After the police cuts along with the manifesto’s detrimental pledges for the elderly, many appear to have turned to Labour.
Grantham & Stamford CONSERVATIVE HOLD for Nick Boles
UKIP’s Paul Nuttall will not speak to any media tonight in Boston. There will be a press conference tomorrow morning we’ve been told.
South Holland & The Deepings: CONSERVATIVE HOLD for John Hayes
Cleethorpes CONSERVATIVE HOLD for Martin Vickers
Melanie Onn, Labour, is delighted with her hold in Grimsby
Gainsborough CONSERVATIVE HOLD for Edward Leigh
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall avoiding media tonight
CLEETHORPES: Conservative Martin Vickers refuses to back Theresa May
Boston & Skegness CONSERVATIVE HOLD for Matt Warman
Shocking result for UKIP and Paul Nuttall – 3,308 votes to Matt Warman’s 27,271
Full results for Boston & Skegness:
- Matt Warman (Conservative): 27,271
- Paul Kenny (Labour): 10,699
- Paul Nuttall (UKIP): 3,308
- Philip Smith (Liberal Democrat): 771
- Victoria Percival (Green): 547
- Mike Gilbert (Blue Revolution):
Scunthorpe LABOUR HOLD for Nic Dakin
Matt Warman on UKIP’s major hit in Boston
Andrew Percy wins for a third time in Brigg and Goole. He says that he thanks his voters and he will continue to represent is constituents.