Bracknell

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Phillip Lee
, have the following results:
  • 29,606 total votes taken.
  • 55.8% share of the total vote
  • +3.4% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate James Walsh
, have the following results:
  • 8,956 total votes taken.
  • 16.9% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Richard Thomas
, have the following results:
  • 8,339 total votes taken.
  • 15.7% share of the total vote
  • +11.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Patrick Smith
, have the following results:
  • 3,983 total votes taken.
  • 7.5% share of the total vote
  • -14.8% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Derek Florey
, have the following results:
  • 2,202 total votes taken.
  • 4.1% share of the total vote
  • +2.6% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 20,650 38.9%
Turnout
67.9%

Vote share

Party %
CON 55.8
LAB 16.9
UKIP 15.7
LD 7.5
GRN 4.1

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+11.3
CON
+3.4
GRN
+2.6
LAB
+0.1
LD
-14.8

Latest updates Bracknell

10.09.2015

14:14

Murder arrest in play park body find

A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of another man was found in a children's play area in South Hill Park, Bracknell.

08.05.2015

10:28

Tories maintain Berkshire dominance

The Conservatives maintain their dominance across Berkshire by winning all but one seat in the county.
08:33

Tories dominance

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All the results are in for Berkshire and the county is completely blue apart from a solitary Labour MP.

  • Conservative Alok Sharma held on in the hotly-contested Reading West seat, while Rob Wilson retained Reading East for the party
  • Fiona Mactaggart was Labour's only success, holding on to Slough with a majority of 7,336
  • Elsewhere, Tories held Windsor, Newbury, Bracknell, Maidenhead and Wokingham
05:49

Increased majority for Lee

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Phillip Lee has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Bracknell with an increased majority of almost 5,000.

The Liberal Democrat vote fell by almost 15%.

05:44
Breaking

Conservative hold

Phillip Lee holds Bracknell for the Conservatives.

05:01

Counting continues

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The counting continues in Bracknell, where the estimated declaration time is about 05:00 BST.

04:32

UKIP 'looking at second'

Alastair Fee
Correspondent, BBC South Today
tweet

The Bracknell result is expected by 5am.

UKIP's Richard Thomas says second place is a realistic target.

04:00

Counting continues

Nick Johnson
Reporter, BBC Radio Berkshire
tweet

Like a well-oiled machine.

03:37

Counting finally begins

Nick Johnson
Reporter, BBC Radio Berkshire
tweet

Three-and-a-half hours after final ballot boxes arrived, counting has now begun in Bracknell.

I'm told we'll have a result by 05:00 BST.

03:18

Turnout down

Nick Johnson
Reporter, BBC Radio Berkshire
tweet

Bracknell turnout at 65.58%, down on 67.8% in 2010.

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Constituency profile

Situated on the M4 corridor in the southern corner of Berkshire is the seat of Bracknell. Home to several affluent villages and the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, the area's proximity to the M4, good rail links and nearby Heathrow Airport, has turned Bracknell into a hub of economic growth.

Numerous hi-tech industries operate from here, including: Cable and Wireless, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Panasonic, Fujitsu and the pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim. The Southern Industrial Area houses the headquarters of Waitrose.

Conservative Andrew Mackay was the town's MP until 2010 when he stood down over his expenses claims. Conservative GP Phillip Lee succeeded him. Over two thirds of the population own their own home. One in six have no qualifications, while almost a third - 30.5% - have a degree. In 2010, the Conservatives held the seat with 52.4% of the vote; Liberal Democrats got 22.3%, Labour, 16.8% and UKIP 4.4%.