Grantham & Stamford

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Nick Boles
, have the following results:
  • 28,399 total votes taken.
  • 52.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Marietta King
, have the following results:
  • 9,410 total votes taken.
  • 17.5% share of the total vote
  • +14.5% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Barrie Fairbairn
, have the following results:
  • 9,070 total votes taken.
  • 16.9% share of the total vote
  • -1.1% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Harrish Bisnauthsing
, have the following results:
  • 3,263 total votes taken.
  • 6.1% share of the total vote
  • -16.1% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Aidan Campbell
, have the following results:
  • 1,872 total votes taken.
  • 3.5% share of the total vote
  • +3.5% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Ian Selby
, have the following results:
  • 1,017 total votes taken.
  • 1.9% share of the total vote
  • +1.9% change in share of the votes
Lincolnshire Independents
, with candidate Jan Hansen
, have the following results:
  • 724 total votes taken.
  • 1.3% share of the total vote
  • -0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 18,989 35.3%
Turnout
66.2%

Vote share

Party %
CON 52.8
UKIP 17.5
LAB 16.9
LD 6.1
GRN 3.5
IND 1.9

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+14.5
GRN
+3.5
CON
+2.5
IND
+1.9
LAB
-1.1
LD
-16.1

Latest updates Grantham & Stamford

08.05.2015

06:48
Breaking

Conservative hold

Nick Boles has held Grantham and Stamford for the Conservatives.

07.05.2015

23:03

'Disappointing' exit poll

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In Grantham, a disappointed Marietta King tells BBC Radio Lincolnshire that she hoped for a better exit poll for UKIP.

The results suggest the party will win two seats tonight.

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Constituency profile

This semi-rural constituency in south-west Lincolnshire incorporates Stamford, which is known for its 17th- and 18th-century stone buildings, and the manufacturing town of Grantham. Food processing and vegetable production are significant industries in the area, while Grantham and District Hospital is a big employer.

The seat was established in 1997, taking more than half its electors from the old Stamford and Spalding seat. The other 45% were from Grantham - home town of ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. This constituency was held for three elections after its formation by Conservative Quentin Davies, but he defected to Labour in 2007. In 2010, Nicholas Boles won for the Conservatives with 50.3% of votes, followed by the Liberal Democrats on 22.2%, Labour 18% and BNP 4.7%.

Just over 69% of the population describe themselves as Christian, which is above the national average of 59.3%,according to ONS 2011 Census figures for England and Wales, and 13.2% work in manufacturing.