Colne Valley

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Jason McCartney
, have the following results:
  • 25,246 total votes taken.
  • 44.4% share of the total vote
  • +7.5% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Jane East
, have the following results:
  • 19,868 total votes taken.
  • 35.0% share of the total vote
  • +8.6% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Melanie Roberts
, have the following results:
  • 5,734 total votes taken.
  • 10.1% share of the total vote
  • +8.0% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Cahal Burke
, have the following results:
  • 3,407 total votes taken.
  • 6.0% share of the total vote
  • -22.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Chas Ball
, have the following results:
  • 1,919 total votes taken.
  • 3.4% share of the total vote
  • +1.8% change in share of the votes
Yorkshire First
, with candidate Paul Salveson
, have the following results:
  • 572 total votes taken.
  • 1.0% share of the total vote
  • +1.0% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Melodie Staniforth
, have the following results:
  • 54 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 5,378 9.5%
Turnout
68.8%

Vote share

Party %
CON 44.4
LAB 35.0
UKIP 10.1
LD 6.0
GRN 3.4
YF 1.0

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
LAB
+8.6
UKIP
+8.0
CON
+7.5
GRN
+1.8
YF
+1.0
LD
-22.2

Latest updates Colne Valley

08.05.2015

15:50

Miliband resignation 'tragedy'

Huddersfield Examiner
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tweets "Ed Miliband's resignation 'a tragedy' says defeated Colne Valley candidate Jane East".

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06:14
Breaking

Conservative hold

Tim Dale
BBC Local Live

The Conservatives have held Colne Valley..

02:34

Colne Valley Conservative 'confident'

Danni Hewson
Business Correspondent, BBC Yorkshire
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Conservative candidate in Colne Valley, Jason McCartney, says he is confident it will follow the national trend and stay blue.

Counting is yet to start though.

02.04.2015

09:35

Mapping the opinion polls

Explore a map of constituency polling in the run-up to the 2015 general election.
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Constituency profile

Situated in West Yorkshire is the seat of Colne Valley - best known for BBC's iconic Last of the Summer Wine comedy. The constituency has stretches of open countryside as well as a number of small towns and villages, including Holmfirth and Marsden. Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Holme Valley Memorial Hospital are major employers locally.

Once a major producer of textiles, the constituency has a significant number of professional and managerial workers, with many commuting to Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield. A quarter of the population is employed in education, human health and social work; one in seven works in manufacturing, according to ONS 2011 Census figures for England and Wales.

The constituency is considered a three-way marginal, having been fought over by Labour and the Liberals. In 2010, Conservative Jason McCartney took the seat from Labour with 37% of the votes; Liberal Democrats got 28.2%, Labour 26.4% and BNP 3.4%.