Bassetlaw

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate John Mann
, have the following results:
  • 23,965 total votes taken.
  • 48.6% share of the total vote
  • -1.8% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Sarah Downes
, have the following results:
  • 15,122 total votes taken.
  • 30.7% share of the total vote
  • -3.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate David Scott
, have the following results:
  • 7,865 total votes taken.
  • 16.0% share of the total vote
  • +12.4% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Leon Duveen
, have the following results:
  • 1,331 total votes taken.
  • 2.7% share of the total vote
  • -8.5% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Kris Wragg
, have the following results:
  • 1,006 total votes taken.
  • 2.0% share of the total vote
  • +2.0% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 8,843 17.9%
Turnout
63.6%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 48.6
CON 30.7
UKIP 16.0
LD 2.7
GRN 2.0

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+12.4
GRN
+2.0
LAB
-1.8
CON
-3.2
LD
-8.5

Latest updates Bassetlaw

08.05.2015

05:32
Breaking

Labour hold

John Mann has retained his Bassetlaw seat for Labour.

04:28

More on 'polling card' complaints

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Conservative candidate Sarah Downes tweeted what she claimed to be a leaflet issued by Labour.

Image copyright Sarah Downes

Opposition parties have complained they look too much like a polling card and the matter has been referred to police.

Labour has declined to comment.

04:24

New leader?

Mark Ansell
BBC Look North
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Labour's John Mann, defending his Bassetlaw seat, is pessimistic about Ed Miliband's chances of hanging on to the party leadership in the years to come.

"It's inconceivable Ed Miliband will lead us into the next general election," he told me.

03:49

'Labour warned'

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Labour candidate in Bassetlaw John Mann tweets: Can't say that Labour leadership weren't warned repeatedly-those who even bothered to meet that is. Never hurts to listen.

03:18

'Polling card' complaints

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Opposition parties in Bassetlaw have complained that Labour has been distributing leaflets that look similar to polling cards.

Returning officer Neil Taylor told BBC Radio Nottingham that he has referred the matter to police.

00:12

Exit poll 'wrong'

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John Mann, who is defending his Nottinghamshire seat of Bassetlaw, tweets: BBC exit poll is significantly wrong for results in this area. Misprojecting where lost Lib Dem votes will go

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Constituency profile

The most northerly constituency in Nottinghamshire, Bassetlaw shares much in common with its near neighbours in South Yorkshire - both areas were, until the early 1990s, heavily reliant on the coal mining industry.

One of the largest employment sectors in the area now is food manufacture, which is noticeable by the strong odours emitted from the factories. The best known is Premier Foods in Worksop, producer of brands such as Batchelors, Oxo and Mr Kipling. One of the major tourist attractions is Sherwood Forest. Over 13% of the population works in manufacturing, while almost one in five works in wholesale or retail, according to ONS 2011 Census data for England and Wales.

Since 1935 the seat has been held by just three different MPs - all representing the Labour party. In 2010, Labour held the seat with 50.5% of the votes; the Conservatives got 33.9%, Liberal Democrats 11.2% and UKIP 3.6%.