Harlow

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Robert Halfon
, have the following results:
  • 21,623 total votes taken.
  • 48.9% share of the total vote
  • +4.0% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Suzy Stride
, have the following results:
  • 13,273 total votes taken.
  • 30.0% share of the total vote
  • -3.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Sam Stopplecamp
, have the following results:
  • 7,208 total votes taken.
  • 16.3% share of the total vote
  • +12.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Murray Sackwild
, have the following results:
  • 954 total votes taken.
  • 2.2% share of the total vote
  • +2.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Geoffrey Seeff
, have the following results:
  • 904 total votes taken.
  • 2.0% share of the total vote
  • -11.6% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate David Brown
, have the following results:
  • 174 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes
English Democrats
, with candidate Eddy Butler
, have the following results:
  • 115 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 8,350 18.9%
Turnout
65.1%

Vote share

Party %
CON 48.9
LAB 30.0
UKIP 16.3
GRN 2.2
LD 2.0
TUSC 0.4

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+12.7
CON
+4.0
GRN
+2.2
TUSC
+0.4
LAB
-3.7
LD
-11.6

Latest updates Harlow

25.11.2015

18:36

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08.05.2015

06:21

Tories hold off UKIP bar one seat

The Tories hold off most of the UKIP challenge in Essex, but Douglas Carswell retains Clacton for the anti-European Union party.
03:47

Halfon holds

Richard Haugh
BBC News
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Conservative Robert Halfon picked up just shy of half the votes in Harlow, holding on to the seat he won from Labour in 2010.

Labour's Suzy Stride picked up 13,273 votes to take second place, but was more than 8,000 votes behind Halfon.

03:29
Breaking

Hold for Tories

Richard Haugh
BBC News

The Conservatives hold Harlow.

03.05.2015

13:31

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Five seats in the county home of Essex Man and Mondeo Man are likely to be a crucial battleground in the election.

21.04.2015

07:36

Harlow: Discussing debt issues with voters

John Humphrys spoke to a panel of voters who have or are worried by debt.
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Constituency profile

Positioned on the western edge of Essex, the seat of Harlow has major companies including defence systems manufacturer Raytheon based in the town. In addition, construction work has begun at Harlow Enterprise Zone, a state-of-the-art data centre campus and business park on a 20-acre site that has attracted £50m of investment. New tenants are expected to move into the complex next year.

Almost a quarter of households in this seat rent their property from the council, according to ONS 2011 Census figures for England and Wales.

The constituency, formed in 1974 from the former seat of Epping, has been something of a bellwether since the 1983 election when Conservative Jerry Hayes won, before holding the seat for 14 years. In 2010, Robert Halfon triumphed for the Conservatives with 44.9% of the vote, followed by Labour on 33.7%, Liberal Democrats 13.7% and BNP 4%.