Surrey East

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Sam Gyimah
, have the following results:
  • 32,211 total votes taken.
  • 57.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Helena Windsor
, have the following results:
  • 9,553 total votes taken.
  • 17.0% share of the total vote
  • +10.1% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Matt Wilson
, have the following results:
  • 6,627 total votes taken.
  • 11.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate David Lee
, have the following results:
  • 5,189 total votes taken.
  • 9.2% share of the total vote
  • -16.6% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Nicky Dodgson
, have the following results:
  • 2,159 total votes taken.
  • 3.8% share of the total vote
  • +3.8% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Sandy Pratt
, have the following results:
  • 364 total votes taken.
  • 0.6% share of the total vote
  • +0.6% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 22,658 40.4%
Turnout
70.4%

Vote share

Party %
CON 57.4
UKIP 17.0
LAB 11.8
LD 9.2
GRN 3.8
IND 0.6

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+10.1
GRN
+3.8
LAB
+2.8
CON
+0.7
IND
+0.6
LD
-16.6

Latest updates Surrey East

08.05.2015

05:06
Breaking

Conservative hold

The Conservatives hold Surrey East.

02:25

Declaration delay

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Our first results were expected in East Surrey by 02:00 BST but we've just heard the results there could now come in by 03:30 BST.

00:46

First-time voters 'lost'

Sylvie Blackmore
BBC Surrey
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According to hearsay, some voters in Caterham and Warlingham in the East Surrey constituency got lost on the way to their polling stations.

It turns out they had never voted before.

07.05.2015

22:13

First results coming

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We're expecting our first results to come in by 02:30 BST in Surrey East.

The seat has been held by the Conservative's Sam Gyimah since 2010.

Surrey East is 94% green belt and its largest towns are Caterham and Horley near the M25. Gatwick Airport is its largest single employer.

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Constituency profile

This seat and its predecessors have only elected Conservative MPs since 1918, often with large majorities. East Surrey covers rolling countryside, towns and villages and is home to a high number of London commuters. Much of the area is covered by wooded hillsides and farmland, the small towns of Caterham, Oxted, Horley and Warlingham are the main populated areas. Crossed by the M25 and M23, the seat lies close to Gatwick Airport, which, along with associated industries, is a big employer.

East Surrey is home to lots of families, the majority of whom are homeowners. Unemployment is low here. A high percentage of its workforce are employed in finance and insurance, according to the 2011 Census. There are lots of managers and directors, and relatively few unskilled workers.

Conservative Sam Gyimah won the seat in 2010 with a big majority of 16,874. The Lib Dems were second. UKIP got 6.9% of the vote and kept their deposit.