Canterbury

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Julian Brazier
, have the following results:
  • 22,918 total votes taken.
  • 42.9% share of the total vote
  • -1.9% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Hugh Lanning
, have the following results:
  • 13,120 total votes taken.
  • 24.5% share of the total vote
  • +8.4% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Jim Gascoyne
, have the following results:
  • 7,289 total votes taken.
  • 13.6% share of the total vote
  • +9.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate James Flanagan
, have the following results:
  • 6,227 total votes taken.
  • 11.6% share of the total vote
  • -20.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Stuart Jeffery
, have the following results:
  • 3,746 total votes taken.
  • 7.0% share of the total vote
  • +4.7% change in share of the votes
Socialist Party GB
, with candidate Robert Cox
, have the following results:
  • 165 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 9,798 18.3%
Turnout
64.0%

Vote share

Party %
CON 42.9
LAB 24.5
UKIP 13.6
LD 11.6
GRN 7.0
SPGB 0.3

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+9.8
LAB
+8.4
GRN
+4.7
SPGB
+0.3
CON
-1.9
LD
-20.9

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08.05.2015

04:47
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Conservative hold

The Conservatives' Julian Brazier holds Canterbury.

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Constituency profile

Situated in Kent is the seat of Canterbury. Best known for its cathedral, the constituency also includes a number of surrounding villages and the seaside town of Whitstable, famous for its oysters. The city is home to the University of Kent and a number of smaller universities, contributing many jobs to the economy.

At 18%, it has the fifth highest proportion of people employed in education of all the constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures. A fifth of the population is aged between 16 and 24; a high proportion of these - 15.7% - are students. Kent still operates the 11-plus selection system for secondary school admissions. The area has a strong light engineering and manufacturing base.

Julian Brazier has been Canterbury's Conservative MP since 1987. In 2010, he held the seat with 44.8% of the votes; Liberal Democrats got 32.5%, Labour 16.1% and UKIP 3.9%.