Bexleyheath & Crayford

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate David Evennett
, have the following results:
  • 20,643 total votes taken.
  • 47.3% share of the total vote
  • -3.2% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Stef Borella
, have the following results:
  • 11,451 total votes taken.
  • 26.2% share of the total vote
  • -0.3% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Chris Attard
, have the following results:
  • 9,182 total votes taken.
  • 21.0% share of the total vote
  • +17.4% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Richard Davis
, have the following results:
  • 1,308 total votes taken.
  • 3.0% share of the total vote
  • -9.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Stella Gardiner
, have the following results:
  • 950 total votes taken.
  • 2.2% share of the total vote
  • +1.3% change in share of the votes
English Democrats
, with candidate Maggi Young
, have the following results:
  • 151 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • -0.7% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 9,192 21.0%
Turnout
67.4%

Vote share

Party %
CON 47.3
LAB 26.2
UKIP 21.0
LD 3.0
GRN 2.2
ED 0.3

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+17.4
GRN
+1.3
LAB
-0.3
ED
-0.7
CON
-3.2
LD
-9.7

Latest updates Bexleyheath & Crayford

08.05.2015

03:56
Breaking

Conservatives hold seat

David Evennett has retained his seat in Bexleyheath and Crayford for the Conservatives.

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Constituency profile

Situated in south-east London is the mainly residential suburban seat of Bexleyheath and Crayford. Part of London's commuter belt and heavily owner occupied - it has been Conservative since David Evennett took the seat in 2005 from Labour's Nigel Beard, with a majority of 4,551, representing a swing of 7.2%.

Bexleyheath is one of the most economically successful town centres in London, boasting a major shopping centre, restaurants and bars. Crayford has a greyhound track, small astronomical observatory and Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre. Since the early 1980s, major engineering companies Vickers, Fraser and Chalmers have closed down. One in seven works in the wholesale and retail trade, while one in 10 works in construction, according to ONS 2011 Census data for England and Wales. One in five has no qualifications.

In 2010, the Conservatives held the seat with 50.5% of the vote; Labour got 26.5%, Liberal Democrat 12.7% and BNP 4.7%