Buckingham

Parliamentary constituency
SPE HOLD

Results

Speaker
, with candidate John Bercow
, have the following results:
  • 34,617 total votes taken.
  • 64.5% share of the total vote
  • +17.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate David Fowler
, have the following results:
  • 11,675 total votes taken.
  • 21.7% share of the total vote
  • +4.4% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Alan Francis
, have the following results:
  • 7,400 total votes taken.
  • 13.8% share of the total vote
  • +13.8% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

SPE majority: 22,942 42.7%
Turnout
69.2%

Vote share

Party %
SPE 64.5
UKIP 21.7
GRN 13.8

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
SPE
+17.2
GRN
+13.8
UKIP
+4.4

Latest updates Buckingham

08.05.2015

09:02

Speaker holds his seat

Katy Lewis
Beds, Herts and Bucks Live
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House of Commons speaker John Bercow has won the Buckingham seat with 34,617 votes, a majority of 22,942.

Mr Bercow is a Conservative MP but must remain neutral in his House of Commons duties.

Traditionally, the other main parties represented in Parliament do not stand against the Speaker, so only UKIP and the Greens challenged him for the seat.

UKIP's David Fowler got 11,675 votes and Alan Francis got 7,400 votes for the Green Party.

08:12
Breaking

Tories hold Buckingham

Katy Lewis
Beds, Herts and Bucks Live

Conservatives hold Buckingham.

07.05.2015

07:01

General election voting under way

People are voting across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire in the 2015 general election.

05.05.2015

10:21

Where you cannot vote for a major party

The BBC's Chris Mason reports from a constituency where, due to a quirk of the political system, you cannot vote for one of the three major parties.
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Constituency profile

Situated in north Buckinghamshire is the predominantly rural seat of Buckingham. Commons Speaker John Bercow is Buckingham's MP, but he gave up his Conservative party affiliation upon taking office in 2009. Labour and Liberal Democrats adhered to the convention of not contesting the Speaker's seat at the 2010 election. Instead Mr Bercow was opposed most successfully by UKIP leader Nigel Farage who was injured in a plane crash on polling day.

The seat is home to the University of Buckingham - the country's first private university. A fifth of the population has a professional occupation, while one in six has a managerial role - one of the higher proportions of all constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures.

Three quarters of the population are homeowners. In 2010, John Bercow held the seat with 47.3% of the votes; Buckinghamshire Campaign for Democracy got 21.4%, UKIP 17.4% and Independent 5%.