Local General Election results 2024

The image shows the General Election July 2024 candidates for the Sleaford and North Hykeham Constituency awaiting the declaration to be read. They stand in a line at the count venue, each wearing their party colours.
The General Election July 2024 candidates for the Sleaford and North Hykeham Constituency at declaration

Dr Caroline Johnson has held the Sleaford & North Hykeham Constituency for the Conservatives with a much-reduced majority.

Maintaining an unbroken run of Conservative representation for the area back to 1950, she retained the seat she first won in a 2016 by-election, despite a significant reduction in constituency size and area through boundary review.

She polled 17,348 votes; a 35.57% share of the 48,761 votes cast on a 64.46% turnout.

At the 2019 election the Conservative share of the vote in another six-candidate contest was 67.1% with a majority of 32,565 votes which was the Conservative’s largest majority in terms of vote number at that election.

Labour candidate Hanif Khan increased his party’s share of the vote to 26.66% by taking 13,002 votes. In 2019 the party share was 18.2%.

Reform UK’s Benjamin Jackson polled 10,484 (21.5%); Lincolnshire Independent Robert Oates 3,032 votes (6.22%); Green Party candidate Martin Christopher Blake 2,435 (4.99%); and Liberal Democrat Matthew Winnington 2,264 (4.64%)

While most of the District is covered by the Sleaford & North Hykeham Constituency, 16 parishes to the south and east of Sleaford – Aswarby and Swarby, Aunsby and Dembleby, Burton Pedwardine and Burton Gorse, Culverthorpe and Kelby, Great Hale, Heckington, Helpringham, Little Hale, Newton and Haceby, Osbournby, Scredington, Silk Willoughby, Swaton, Threekingham, Walcot and Wilsford – now fall within the new Grantham & Bourne Constituency.

Here Conservative Gareth Davies retained the seat with 16,770 of the 46,275 votes on a 63.14% turnout.

Around 3,500 votes behind was Labour’s Vipul Bechar on 12,274; followed by Reform UK’s Mike Rudkin on 9,393.

There was change in the Lincoln Borough Constituency – which includes Skellingthorpe, Bracebridge Heath and Waddington’s east parish ward – where Labour’s Hamish Falconer polled 18,470; almost twice the number of votes for previous incumbent Conservative Karl McCartney (9,677).

Reform UK’s Jamie-Lee McMillan ran in third on 7,602 votes. Turnout was 58.53%

All three official declarations with detailed results can be found here: 

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