Labour Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood. Credit: Notts TV screengrab

Labour candidate Lilian Greenwood held her Nottingham South constituency taking more than 26,000 votes.

Ms Greenwood has been the MP for Nottingham South since 2010 and has now been re-elected with a decreased majority.

There was a low voter turnout this year compared to the last general election in 2017 which meant that all the parties were put at risk of getting as many votes as possible.

The voter turnout was down by 7.1 per cents since the last General Election.

In Nottingham South the voter turnout was 67.6% but this year the percentage dropped to 60.8%.

Also the Nottingham East constituency had a voter turnout of 63.7%, however this year the percentage dropped to 59.4% and also in the Nottingham North Constituency, the voter turnout last year was 57.3% but this dropped to 52.3% in the 2019 general election.

Despite Mrs Greenwood’s win, she expressed her dismay that Labour lost so many seats nationally.

Conservative candidate Marc Nykolysyzn gained 14,018 votes overall. The Labour candidate beat Conservative Marc Nykolyszyn by 12,568 votes.

Barry Holliday from the Liberal Democrats gained 3,935 votes overall while John Lawson from the Brexit Party gained 2,012 votes and Cath Sutherland from the Green Party got 1,583.

Both the Brexit Party and The Green Party failed to win 5% of the vote.