Hemel Hempstead

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Mike Penning
, have the following results:
  • 26,245 total votes taken.
  • 52.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.9% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Tony Breslin
, have the following results:
  • 11,825 total votes taken.
  • 23.8% share of the total vote
  • +3.0% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Howard Koch
, have the following results:
  • 7,249 total votes taken.
  • 14.6% share of the total vote
  • +12.1% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Rabi Martins
, have the following results:
  • 2,402 total votes taken.
  • 4.8% share of the total vote
  • -18.0% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Alan Borgars
, have the following results:
  • 1,660 total votes taken.
  • 3.3% share of the total vote
  • +3.3% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Brian Hall
, have the following results:
  • 252 total votes taken.
  • 0.5% share of the total vote
  • +0.5% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 14,420 29.1%
Turnout
66.5%

Vote share

Party %
CON 52.9
LAB 23.8
UKIP 14.6
LD 4.8
GRN 3.3
IND 0.5

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+12.1
GRN
+3.3
LAB
+3.0
CON
+2.9
IND
+0.5
LD
-18.0

Latest updates Hemel Hempstead

08.05.2015

10:19

Tories hold Hemel Hempstead

Katy Lewis
Beds, Herts and Bucks Live
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Conservative candidate Mike Penning has won in Hemel Hempstead with 26,245 votes, ahead of Labour's Tony Breslin with 11,825 votes.

UKIP's Howard Koch got 7,249 votes and Rabi Martins got 2,402 votes for the Liberal Democrats.

Alan Borgars received 1,660 votes for the Green Party and Independent Brian Hall got 252 votes.

09:28
Breaking

Tories hold Hemel Hempstead

Katy Lewis
Beds, Herts and Bucks Live

Mike Penning holds Hemel Hempstead for the Conservatives.

08:22

Tory success across Hertfordshire

With Hertfordshire's results in, the Conservatives have retained all their seats in the county.
02:27

No car 'hindered' Green candidate

Nic Rigby
BBC News, East
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Green candidate for Hemel Hempstead Alan Borgars says his campaign was hindered by the fact he doesn't live in the area or have a car, BBC 3CR's Ollie Bayliss reports.

07.05.2015

07:01

General election voting under way

People are voting across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire in the 2015 general election.
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Constituency profile

A large new town 25 miles north of London, the seat of Hemel Hempstead has a mixture of heavy and light engineering companies and has attracted IT and telecommunications sector firms, helped by its proximity to the capital and the motorway network. Large operations include Amazon, which has a warehouse in the town. In addition, online fashion retailer Asos has its customer care centre here.

Just under 21% of households rent their property from the council, which is the 38th-highest constituency ranking, according to ONS 2011 Census figures for England and Wales.

The seat was held by Labour's Tony McWalter from 1997 to 2005, when he lost by a shade under 500 votes to the Conservativecandidate Mike Penning. In 2010, Penning won again, with a hugely increased majority. He picked up 50% of the votes, with the Liberal Democrats on 22.9%, Labour 20.8% and the BNP 3.3%.