Durham, City of

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Roberta Blackman-Woods
, have the following results:
  • 21,596 total votes taken.
  • 47.3% share of the total vote
  • +3.0% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Rebecca Coulson
, have the following results:
  • 10,157 total votes taken.
  • 22.2% share of the total vote
  • +9.0% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Liam Clark
, have the following results:
  • 5,232 total votes taken.
  • 11.5% share of the total vote
  • +9.6% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Craig Martin
, have the following results:
  • 5,153 total votes taken.
  • 11.3% share of the total vote
  • -26.4% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Jonathan Elmer
, have the following results:
  • 2,687 total votes taken.
  • 5.9% share of the total vote
  • +5.9% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate John Marshall
, have the following results:
  • 649 total votes taken.
  • 1.4% share of the total vote
  • +1.4% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Jon Collings
, have the following results:
  • 195 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 11,439 25.0%
Turnout
66.4%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 47.3
CON 22.2
UKIP 11.5
LD 11.3
GRN 5.9
IND 1.4

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+9.6
CON
+9.0
GRN
+5.9
LAB
+3.0
IND
+1.4
LD
-26.4

Latest updates Durham, City of

06.07.2015

11:46

Lightning strikes house in storm

A house in County Durham caught fire when lightning struck during a storm, fire crews say.

24.06.2015

16:28

Open verdict for France death man

A coroner records an open verdict into the death of a man from the Scottish Borders who died in France.

08.05.2015

04:08
Breaking

Labour holds

Roberta Blackman-Woods has retained City of Durham for Labour.

01.04.2015

08:07

Newcastle: Call for devolution

Sarah Montague spoke to Hilton Dawson, chairman of the North East party, one of many people that say they feel ignored by politicians in London.
08:05

Newcastle and the North East: The Undecideds

Voters from across the North East question their former political support.
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Constituency profile

Situated in the North East of England is the City of Durham seat. The constituency includes the famous cathedral city, respected university, The Chorister School - where Tony Blair was educated - and the surrounding ex-mining communities of Brandon and Byshottles, Coxhoe and the Deerness Valley.

The economy was built on coalmining, but now relies on the University of Durham - which employs over 3,000 staff - and a growing tourism industry. At 15.8%, it has the 20th highest proportion of students of all constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures. It has the sixth highest proportion of people employed in education; more than one in 10 works in defence, and high numbers have professional, managerial or technical positions.

Seen as a Labour stronghold, the party's Roberta Blackman-Woods held the seat in 2010 with 44.3% of the votes; Liberal Democrats got 37.7%, Conservatives 13.3% and BNP 2.5%.