Bournemouth West

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Conor Burns
, have the following results:
  • 20,155 total votes taken.
  • 48.2% share of the total vote
  • +3.1% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Martin Houlden
, have the following results:
  • 7,745 total votes taken.
  • 18.5% share of the total vote
  • +11.3% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate David Stokes
, have the following results:
  • 7,386 total votes taken.
  • 17.7% share of the total vote
  • +2.9% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Mike Plummer
, have the following results:
  • 3,281 total votes taken.
  • 7.9% share of the total vote
  • -23.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Elizabeth McManus
, have the following results:
  • 3,107 total votes taken.
  • 7.4% share of the total vote
  • +7.4% change in share of the votes
Patria
, with candidate Dick Franklin
, have the following results:
  • 99 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 12,410 29.7%
Turnout
58.0%

Vote share

Party %
CON 48.2
UKIP 18.5
LAB 17.7
LD 7.9
GRN 7.4
PATR 0.2

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+11.3
GRN
+7.4
CON
+3.1
LAB
+2.9
PATR
+0.2
LD
-23.9

Latest updates Bournemouth West

08.05.2015

16:40

'Humbled to have vote increase'

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Conor Burns tweets: "Humbled to have my actual vote increase and my majority up to 12,410. Looking forward to getting back to serving Bournemouth West tomorrow."

11:08

Tories turn whole of Dorset blue

The Conservative Party take all seats across Dorset, claiming the one Liberal Democrat-held seat in the county.
09:08

Tories take full control

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The Conservatives have turned the whole county blue, winning every seat.

  • Mid Dorset and North Poole was the only Lib Dem seat in the county and has been won by Tory Michael Tomlinson
  • Poole, Bournemouth East and West, Christchurch, Dorset North, South and West have all been held by the Tories
07:48

Fight against wind farm

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Conor Burns, who was re-elected in Bournemouth West, said in his victory speech the fight against the Navitus Bay wind farm would continue

05:56
Breaking

Conservative hold

Conor Burns holds Bournemouth West for the Conservatives.

04:09

Burns arrives

Alexis Green
BBC South Today
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Conservative Conor Burns has arrived at the Bournemouth West Count.

In 2010, he held the seat for the Conservatives with 45.1% of the vote.

We're expecting a result here some time after 05:00.

07.05.2015

22:10

Dorset votes cast in general election

Votes cast Dorset for the 2015 general election are being counted.

05.05.2015

16:02

UKIP supporter hurt in placard row

A UKIP supporter is injured after confronting a group of men trying to rip down an election placard in his front garden.
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Constituency profile

The south coast seat of Bournemouth West includes the entire town centre, with its Bournemouth International Centre - used by all three major political parties to stage their annual conferences. Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre is close by, along with the pleasure gardens, and The Square shopping centre.

Further inland is the main campus of Bournemouth University, with its 17,000 students from over 130 countries. At 6.3%, the seat has one of the higher proportions of full time students of all the constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures. Almost one in five of the population - 18.3% - is a pensioner; one in seven lives in social housing and a quarter rent privately. Retail, education, human health and social work are important areas of employment.

In 2010, Conor Burns held the seat for the Conservatives with 45.1% of the vote; Liberal Democrats got 31.7%, Labour 14.8% and UKIP 7.2%.