Amber Valley

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Nigel Mills
, have the following results:
  • 20,106 total votes taken.
  • 44.0% share of the total vote
  • +5.4% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Kevin Gillott
, have the following results:
  • 15,901 total votes taken.
  • 34.8% share of the total vote
  • -2.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Stuart Bent
, have the following results:
  • 7,263 total votes taken.
  • 15.9% share of the total vote
  • +13.9% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Kate Smith
, have the following results:
  • 1,360 total votes taken.
  • 3.0% share of the total vote
  • -11.5% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate John Devine
, have the following results:
  • 1,087 total votes taken.
  • 2.4% share of the total vote
  • +2.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 4,205 9.2%
Turnout
65.1%

Vote share

Party %
CON 44.0
LAB 34.8
UKIP 15.9
LD 3.0
GRN 2.4

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+13.9
CON
+5.4
GRN
+2.4
LAB
-2.7
LD
-11.5

Latest updates Amber Valley

09.05.2015

15:22

Labour lose seat in Derbyshire

Labour lose Derby North to the Conservatives in what is the only change to the East Midlands' political make-up.

08.05.2015

12:55

Mills strengthens his position

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Conservative Nigel Mills (pictured right) is celebrating increasing his majority in Amber Valley.

On his campaign website, he wrote: "It is an honour and a privilege to be re-elected here, and I promise to do my utmost to continue to give you the representation that you deserve."

09:54

Voters 'forgive' Mills

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Conservative Nigel Mills is happy he held onto Amber Valley despite being dubbed the Candy Crush MP for playing the game in a parliamentary committee.

"Clearly that is something I shouldn't have done and I apologised for it and I'm very glad that local people here have chosen to forgive me and give me a second term.

"I can certainly say I won't be repeating that," Mr Mills said.

04:14
Breaking

Tory hold

Conservative Nigel Mills has successfully defended his Amber Valley seat.

03:45

Declaration soon

Simon Hare
Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today
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If you're after the Amber Valley result, don't go to bed. It looks imminent.

00:34

Rules for the count

Wesley Mallin
BBC Derby reporter
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There is a long list of things we can't do at the Amber Valley count in Derbyshire. It includes taking pictures or using a mobile phone.

I have taken a picture of it on my mobile phone.

07.05.2015

23:14

Defending majorities

Chris Doidge
BBC Radio Derby political reporter
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This handy graphic shows the differences in majorities in Derbyshire at the last election, with Conservative Nigel Mills in Amber Valley defending the narrowest margin.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, Conservative, enjoys the largest majority in the rural constituency of Derbyshire Dales.

21.04.2015

07:20

Amber Valley: Parties making childcare offers

Sanchia Berg visits Amber Valley in Derbyshire to look at the election issue of childcare.

02.04.2015

16:09

Who would gamble on this election?

Why are people willing to bet serious cash on the outcome of the General Election in the East Midlands?
09:35

Mapping the opinion polls

Explore a map of constituency polling in the run-up to the 2015 general election.
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Constituency profile

Just a stone's throw from the Peak District is the seat of Amber Valley in Derbyshire. An area where mining, iron founding and textile industries have declined, the seat was created in 1983, carved out of the former constituencies of Ilkeston and Belper. It was a Labour stronghold after WW2, passing to the Conservatives in 1983. Labour won in 1997, but lost to the Tories in 2010.

The ITV drama series Peak Practice was filmed here. Now the constituency is home to chocolate giant Thorntons, Denby Pottery and construction firm Bowmer and Kirkland. More than one in five of the population works in manufacturing - the fourth highest proportion among constituencies in England and Wales - and almost 10% work in construction, according to ONS 2011 Census data.

In 2010, Nigel Mills won for the Conservatives with 38.6% of the votes; Labour got 37.4%, Liberal Democrats 14.4% and BNP 7%.