Harborough

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Edward Garnier
, have the following results:
  • 27,675 total votes taken.
  • 52.7% share of the total vote
  • +3.8% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Sundip Meghani
, have the following results:
  • 8,043 total votes taken.
  • 15.3% share of the total vote
  • +2.6% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Mark Hunt
, have the following results:
  • 7,539 total votes taken.
  • 14.4% share of the total vote
  • +11.7% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Zuffar Haq
, have the following results:
  • 7,037 total votes taken.
  • 13.4% share of the total vote
  • -17.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Darren Woodiwiss
, have the following results:
  • 2,177 total votes taken.
  • 4.1% share of the total vote
  • +4.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 19,632 37.4%
Turnout
67.5%

Vote share

Party %
CON 52.7
LAB 15.3
UKIP 14.4
LD 13.4
GRN 4.1

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+11.7
GRN
+4.1
CON
+3.8
LAB
+2.6
LD
-17.7

Latest updates Harborough

07.09.2016

15:50

MP slams leader of 'shambolic' council

MP Sir Edward Garnier calls on the government to sort out the "shambolic" Oadby and Wigston council.
14:07

MP calls for council leader to resign

Conservative MP Edward Garnier demands the resignation of the leader at the 'shambolic' Oadby and Wigston Council in a House of Commons debate.

08.05.2015

21:00

No change in Leicestershire seats

None of Leicestershire's 10 parliamentary seats have changed hands in the 2015 General Election.
10:39

Garnier retains his seat

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Here's how the numbers broke down in Harborough, where Conservative Edward Garnier has retained his seat.

You can see the full breakdown for your constituency and all others here.

09:45
Breaking

Conservative hold

Edward Garnier has retained his seat in Harborough for the Conservatives.

09:20

One result to go...

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Only Harborough is left to declare out of the 39 constituencies in our region.

Conservative Edward Garnier is defending a majority of 9,877.

02:16

Candidates eye ballots

Bridget Blair
BBC Radio Leicester reporter
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Here are all the candidates at the Harborough count... All proudly wearing their rosettes.

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Constituency profile

The predominantly rural seat of Harborough, in south-eastern Leicestershire, includes a clutch of historic villages but centres on the towns of Market Harborough, Oadby - home of Leicester Racecourse - and Wigston. Business process outsourcing company CDS Global, a subsidiary of Hearst Corporation, has its UK head office in Market Harborough.

Almost 79% of households in this constituency own their property, according to the ONS 2011 Census statistics for Englandand Wales.

The seat has been held by barrister Sir Edward Garnier QC for the Conservatives since 1992. Before that, fellow Conservative Sir John Farr was in control for more than three decades. In 2010, Garnier won 49% of the vote, followed by the Liberal Democratson 31%, Labour 12.7% and BNP 3.1%.