Parliamentary constituency


, with candidate Jamie Reed
, have the following results:
  • 16,750 total votes taken.
  • 42.3% share of the total vote
  • -3.8% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Stephen Haraldsen
, have the following results:
  • 14,186 total votes taken.
  • 35.8% share of the total vote
  • -1.3% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Michael Pye
, have the following results:
  • 6,148 total votes taken.
  • 15.5% share of the total vote
  • +13.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Danny Gallagher
, have the following results:
  • 1,368 total votes taken.
  • 3.5% share of the total vote
  • -6.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Allan Todd
, have the following results:
  • 1,179 total votes taken.
  • 3.0% share of the total vote
  • +2.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 2,564 6.5%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 42.3
CON 35.8
UKIP 15.5
LD 3.5
GRN 3.0

Vote share change since 2010


Latest updates Copeland



Lottery grant to help disused Cumbrian building become community asset

A building in Frizington which has been empty for more than 15 years could reopen as a centre for the community.

The North of England Civic Trust and Cleator Moor's Phoenix Enterprise Centre have been given £10,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as receiving £10,000 from the Architectural Heritage Fund, to draw up plans for the former council chambers in the village.

The building was highlighted as 'at risk' following a review of heritage buildings in Copeland in 2010.



Concerns over debt help figures

Parts of the North East and Cumbria have some of the highest rates of people seeking help for debt problems according to new figures from the Citizens Advice Bureau



Reed resigns after Corbyn victory

Copeland MP Jamie Reed resigns as Shadow health minister following Jeremy Corbyn's victory in the Labour leadership contest.



MP Reed's thoughts on poll


Jamie Reed, MP for Copeland, has written a blog for Labourlist - one of the main Labour blogs - about the party's defeat.

"Outside of the bubble of the short campaign, Labour MPs knew earlier this year that the kind of defeat that has now transpired was heading our way," he writes.

The blog examines the parliamentary Labour party and its leadership since the 2010 election.

"At precisely the time when the PLP should have been firing on every intellectual cylinder it had, it had instead become inert," he says.

He finishes with: "We saw this failure coming, and I cannot explain why the Party inflicted this defeat upon itself. For my part, to every single person that needed us to win; I'm sorry."


Labour's majority down


Labour's Jamie Reed kept his Copeland Parliamentary constituency although his majority dropped by 1,269 to 2,564, 42.3% of the votes.

Stephen Haraldsen from the Conservatives came second with 35.8%, and UKIP's Michael Pye came third with 15.5%, a 13.2% rise from 2010.

Danny Gallagher from the Liberal Democrats saw his previous 10.2% share reduced to 3.5%.


Counting stops for silence


Counting stopped at Copeland's local election centre to observe the two minute VE Day silence.


BBC Cumbria turnout

Duncan Leatherdale
BBC News Online

All six seats in the BBC Cumbria area have now been declared, meaning we can confirm there was a 66.5% turnout in the region, down 1.7% from 2010.

Westmorland and Lonsdale had the highest turnout with 48,929 of the 65,857 people registered to vote voting, that's 74.3%, while the lowest turnout was in Barrow and Furness with 63.3% getting to the polls.

The Conservatives received 104,627 votes securing them two seats while Labour's 76,420 won them three constituencies.

The Liberal Democrats got 34,271 votes, almost half of their 2010 tally, winning one seat, while UKIP saw their numbers rise from 5,740 at the last election to 32,417 yesterday.


Labour hold

Labour's Jamie Reed has held Copeland.

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Constituency profile

Situated in western Cumbria is the remote coastal seat of Copeland. The constituency is mainly rural, hill-farming country and includes Scafell Pike, England's tallest mountain, and spectacular Lake District scenery. It is also home to the fishing port of Whitehaven and the Sellafield nuclear processing site, which employs over 10,000 people.

The Westlakes Science and Technology Park, to the south of Whitehaven, provides support to the nuclear industry, along with 1,600 jobs involving 70 diverse organisations. One in 20 of the population is employed in the supply of water, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning - the highest proportion of all constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures. Almost one in five works in manufacturing; one in 20 is an apprentice.

A Labour stronghold; in 2010 the party's Jamie Reed held the seat with 46% of the votes; Conservatives got 37.1%, Liberal Democrats 10.2% and BNP 3.4%.