Ellesmere Port & Neston

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Justin Madders
, have the following results:
  • 22,316 total votes taken.
  • 47.8% share of the total vote
  • +3.1% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Katherine Fletcher
, have the following results:
  • 16,041 total votes taken.
  • 34.3% share of the total vote
  • -0.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Jonathan Starkey
, have the following results:
  • 5,594 total votes taken.
  • 12.0% share of the total vote
  • +8.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Trish Derraugh
, have the following results:
  • 1,563 total votes taken.
  • 3.3% share of the total vote
  • -11.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Michelle Palmer
, have the following results:
  • 990 total votes taken.
  • 2.1% share of the total vote
  • +2.1% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Felicity Dowling
, have the following results:
  • 192 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate John Dyer
, have the following results:
  • 31 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 6,275 13.4%
Turnout
68.6%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 47.8
CON 34.3
UKIP 12.0
LD 3.3
GRN 2.1
TUSC 0.4

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+8.3
LAB
+3.1
GRN
+2.1
TUSC
+0.4
CON
-0.5
LD
-11.7

Latest updates Ellesmere Port & Neston

08.05.2015

10:19

Labour takes Chester in narrow win

Labour takes the seat of Chester from the Tories by the narrowest of margins, with two re-counts required.
05:51
Breaking

Labour Hold

Labour's Justin Madders wins for Labour in Ellesmere Port & Neston with a majority of 6,275.

00:11

Final boxes arrive

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BBC Merseyside:

Ellesmere Port and Neston: The final ballot box has arrived from Glenwood Road #GE2015

Image caption Final boxes arrive at Ellesmere Port & Neston

07.05.2015

22:38

Special delivery

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The first ballot box has arrived #GE2015

07:01

Voting under way across Cheshire

People are voting in Cheshire in the general and local council elections.

02.04.2015

07:08

Cheshire's general election guide

Political reporter Phil McCann's seats to watch.
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Constituency profile

Nestled between the Rivers Dee and Mersey at the end of the Wirral, is the seat of Ellesmere Port and Neston. Oil and petroleum industries dominate much of the constituency and include the Essar refinery at Stanlow. Vauxhall is the biggest employer, with over 2,000 staff at its plant in Ellesmere Port. The seat is also home to Thornton Science Park, a major research hub within the University of Chester, and Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Village.

Almost three quarters of the mostly white population describe themselves as Christian - the 32nd highest proportion of all constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures. One in six lives in social housing; three in 10 work in retail and manufacturing.

Labour's Andrew Miller, MP since 1992, is standing down. In 2010, he held the seat with 44.6% of the votes; Conservatives got 34.9%, Liberal Democrats 15.1% and UKIP 3.7%.