Broadland

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Keith Simpson
, have the following results:
  • 26,808 total votes taken.
  • 50.5% share of the total vote
  • +4.3% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Chris Jones
, have the following results:
  • 9,970 total votes taken.
  • 18.8% share of the total vote
  • +4.9% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Stuart Agnew
, have the following results:
  • 8,881 total votes taken.
  • 16.7% share of the total vote
  • +12.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Steve Riley
, have the following results:
  • 5,178 total votes taken.
  • 9.8% share of the total vote
  • -22.6% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Andrew Boswell
, have the following results:
  • 2,252 total votes taken.
  • 4.2% share of the total vote
  • +2.8% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 16,838 31.7%
Turnout
71.1%

Vote share

Party %
CON 50.5
LAB 18.8
UKIP 16.7
LD 9.8
GRN 4.2

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+12.2
LAB
+4.9
CON
+4.3
GRN
+2.8
LD
-22.6

Latest updates Broadland

08.05.2015

10:24

Labour's Lewis wins Norwich South

Labour candidate Clive Lewis wins Norwich South from former Liberal Democrat MP Simon Wright, who was beaten into fourth place.
09:47

Tories hold Broadland

Katy Lewis
Beds, Herts and Bucks Live
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Keith Simpson has retained Broadland for the Conservatives with 26,808 votes.

Labour's Chris Jones was second with 9,970 votes with UKIP's Stuart Agnew third with 8,881 votes.

Steve Riley got 5,178 votes for the Liberal Democrats and Andrew Boswell got 2,252 votes for the Greens.

09:36
Breaking

Tories hold Broadland

Katy Lewis
Beds, Herts and Bucks Live

Conservatives hold Broadland.

09:08

Count re-arrangements for town and parish elections

Kate Williams
Suffolk Live
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Broadland District Council says it is delaying the count for its town and parish elections until next week.

A spokesman said: "Because of the length of the count for the parliamentary elections, we will only be counting the district council elections this afternoon.

"We will make arrangements to count the town and parish council elections next week."

01:45

Guilty fire alarm identified

Richard Haugh
BBC News
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Here it is! The fire alarm that thought it could stop the march of British democracy.

It rang for about 20 minutes earlier but failed to stop the vote counters at the Norfolk Showground, where a loud cheer, ironically, greeted the silence.

No evacuation was required.

00:37

Tea urn in the clear

Nic Rigby
BBC News, East
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It seems that the tea urn is in the clear in at the Norwich North and Broadland count.

A fire alarm was set off earlier, thought to have been started by the urn. Officials now think a broken alarm box was to blame.

00:09

Tea urn brews up trouble

Nic Rigby
BBC News, East
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This is the suspected offending tea urn thought to have caused the fire alarms to go off at the Norwich North and Broadland count.

BBC East's political correspondent Andrew Sinclair says the alarm is not being taken too seriously and people have been told not to leave the building.

00:05

Cheer as fire alarm stops

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BBC Radio Norfolk tweets: A cheer breaks out as the fire alarm stops at the Norwich North /Broadland count. The alarm immediately starts again.

07.05.2015

23:37

Fire alarm at count

Andrew Sinclair
Political correspondent, BBC East
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Steam from a tea urn has sets off a fire alarm at Broadland and Norwich North count.

We've been told not to evacuate.

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Constituency profile

Spanning the northern suburbs of Norwich and a chunk of rural Norfolk is the seat of Broadland. Mainly formed of the old Mid Norfolk seat held since 1997 by Keith Simpson, for the Conservatives, it includes market towns such as Wroxham, the tourist ward of Reepham, and Brundall, the starting point of many boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads.

Many constituents in the Broadland area commute into Norwich - one in seven has a professional occupation, according to ONS 2011 Census figures for England and Wales. One in five works in education, human health and social work. While over three quarters are homeowners, more than one in 10 - 12% - rents privately.

A large number of pensioners live here - over a fifth are over 65. In 2010, Keith Simpson held the seat for the Conservatives with 46.2% of the vote; Liberal Democrats got 32.4%, Labour 13.8% and UKIP 4.5%.