Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Parliamentary constituency
LAB GAIN FROM LD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Neil Coyle
, have the following results:
  • 22,146 total votes taken.
  • 43.1% share of the total vote
  • +13.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Simon Hughes
, have the following results:
  • 17,657 total votes taken.
  • 34.3% share of the total vote
  • -14.0% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate JP Floru
, have the following results:
  • 6,051 total votes taken.
  • 11.8% share of the total vote
  • -5.3% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Andrew Beadle
, have the following results:
  • 3,254 total votes taken.
  • 6.3% share of the total vote
  • +6.3% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate William Lavin
, have the following results:
  • 2,023 total votes taken.
  • 3.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.3% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Kingsley Abrams
, have the following results:
  • 142 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Lucy Hall
, have the following results:
  • 72 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes
All People's Party
, with candidate Donald Cole
, have the following results:
  • 59 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes
The Republican Socialist Party
, with candidate Steve Freeman
, have the following results:
  • 20 total votes taken.
  • 0.0% share of the total vote
  • 0.0% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 4,489 8.7%
Turnout
63.8%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 43.1
LD 34.3
CON 11.8
UKIP 6.3
GRN 3.9
TUSC 0.3

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
LAB
+13.8
UKIP
+6.3
GRN
+2.3
TUSC
+0.3
CON
-5.3
LD
-14.0

Latest updates Bermondsey & Old Southwark

25.07.2015

13:51

Funeral for Tower Bridge death man

A funeral is held for prolific young fundraiser Tommy Blackmore who died after being found injured near Tower Bridge.

08.05.2015

16:51

High-profile Lib Dem MPs ousted

The Liberal Democrats, including high-profile members of the party such as Business Secretary Vince Cable, lose all but one of their seats in the capital.
15:34
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Simon Hughes says of his defeat: "The phrase that came to mind last night in my constituency was.. 'there is a tide in the affairs of men', and in politics liberalism is very strong.

"In the first part of the last century there were Liberal MPs in my area, then from 1939 there were no liberal representatives and I've had the huge privilege of being the member of Parliament for Bermondsey and Old Southwark for 32 years and we've taken a battering."

15:20
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Bermondsey and Old Southwark's former Liberal Democrat MP of 32 years Simon Hughes had an inkling he wasn't going to win, well before the results came through, he's told the BBC's Andrew Neil.

"In the last 24 hours, on election day particularly, I sensed the people weren't coming out in the numbers that we needed to hold our seat and that Labour was doing better," he told Andrew Neil.

"We were one of the targets and I sensed that people were voting Labour because they wanted to get rid of a Tory government."

"It wasn't, I don't think, personal against me or against us locally. they got rid of the MP and they've ended up with a Tory government," he added.

10:04

Lib Dem Simon Hughes loses to Labour

Liberal Democrat Simon Hughes' 32-year Commons career came to an end on Friday morning, when he lost his Bermondsey and Old Southwark seat to Labour.
09:07

'1,000 volunteers made sure Labour crossed the line first'

BBC London 94.9
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Labour's Neil Coyle has ousted the Liberal Democrats' Simon Hughes in Bermondsey and Old Southwark.

Speaking to BBC London 94.9 the victor said: "Simon Hughes had been here for 32 years so we were not 100% betting on winning.

"We fought a massive campaign here and more than 1000 volunteers made sure Labour crossed the line first here.

"That's about us being visible, contending, making sure people went out to vote and Liberal Democrats being tarnished goods, if you like.

06:20
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After 32 years senior Liberal Democrat Simon Hughes lost his Bermondsey and Old Southwark seat to Labour's Neil Coyle.

But Mr Coyle, 36, started his victory speech by saying: "I would like you to acknowledge the three decades of contribution that Simon Hughes has made to people's lives in this community through case work.

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"We know that the verdict of the people of Bermondsey and Southwark is not a verdict on Simon Hughes - it was a verdict on five years of Cameron and Clegg's coalition."

In his speech Mr Hughes said it had been his mission to ensure that individuals, families and community groups knew there was "somebody there who will fight for them to the end of the earth to make sure they get what they deserve - I think that is a legacy that can not be undone".

05:44
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A re-cap on a disastrous night for the Lib Dems in London

  • Simon Hughes has lost the Bermondsey and Old Southwark seat he had held for 32 years to Labour by around 5,000 votes
  • Business Secretary Vince Cable lost the Twickenham seat he has held since 1997 to the Conservatives, defeated by 25,580 votes to 23,563
  • Energy minster Ed Davey lost his Kingston seat to Labour
  • Lynne Featherstone loses Hornsey
04:19
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Liberal Democrat Simon Hughes has lost his seat in Bermondsey and Old Southwark after a 32-year career as an MP.

04:15
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Labour gain seat

Another Lib Dem has lost his seat as Simon Hughes is ousted by Labour's Neil Coyle in Bermondsey and Old Southwark.

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Constituency profile

Situated to the south of the City of London is the seat of Bermondsey and Old Southwark. One of the poorest constituencies in London, it stretches from Limehouse Reach, past Surrey and Rotherhithe docks to London Bridge station and on to Waterloo Bridge. It is also home to some of London's cultural landmarks: the Globe Theatre, Southwark Cathedral, the Tate Modern, the Imperial War Museum and The Shard - a 72-storey skyscraper and western Europe's tallest building.

The growth of the South Bank and the riverside walk has enabled the area to generate extra income. Ethnically diverse, 58.5% of the population is white, while 20.1% are black, 12.1% Asian/Asian British and 5.7% mixed/multi ethnic groups, according to ONS 2011 Census figures for England and Wales.

In 2010, Liberal Democrat Simon Hughes - MP since 1983 - held the seat with 48.4% of the vote; Labour got 29.2%, Conservatives 17.1% and BNP 3.1%.