Hertsmere

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Oliver Dowden
, have the following results:
  • 29,696 total votes taken.
  • 59.3% share of the total vote
  • +3.3% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Richard Butler
, have the following results:
  • 11,235 total votes taken.
  • 22.4% share of the total vote
  • +3.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Frank Ward
, have the following results:
  • 6,383 total votes taken.
  • 12.7% share of the total vote
  • +9.1% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Sophie Bowler
, have the following results:
  • 2,777 total votes taken.
  • 5.5% share of the total vote
  • -11.8% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 18,461 36.9%
Turnout
67.9%

Vote share

Party %
CON 59.3
LAB 22.4
UKIP 12.7
LD 5.5

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+9.1
LAB
+3.7
CON
+3.3
LD
-11.8

Latest updates Hertsmere

19.06.2015

11:42

New Tory 'is Albert Square's MP'

A new MP claims EastEnders' Phil Mitchell and Ian Beale among his constituents by telling the House of Commons he is the MP for Albert Square.

08.05.2015

08:22

Tory success across Hertfordshire

With Hertfordshire's results in, the Conservatives have retained all their seats in the county.
04:13

Tories hold Hertsmere

Nic Rigby
BBC News, East
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Conservatives have retained the Hertsmere seat with a 17,605 majority.

Tory candidate Oliver Dowden won 29,696 with 59.28%, of the vote. Richard Butler (Labour) won 11,235 votes and UKIP's candidate Frank Ward came third on 6,383 votes.

Lib Dem Sophie Bowler came fourth with 2,777 votes.

04:03
Breaking

Conservatives hold

Nic Rigby
BBC News, East

Conservatives hold on to Hertsmere seat.

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

The commuter-laden constituency of Hertsmere is just north of London in southern Hertfordshire, and includes the towns of Elstree, Borehamwood, Radlett, Bushey and Potters Bar. The area is home to significant local companies including Pizza Hut, recruitment company Adecco Alfred Marks and insurance firm Cardiff Pinnacle, which all have their UK head offices in Borehamwood. Elstree Studios, home of prominent programmes including Strictly Come Dancing, is also based here.

More than 14% of the propulation are Jewish, according to figures from the ONS 2011 Census for England and Wales, the third highest.

The constituency has been Conservative since its creation in 1983, when ex-Cabinet minister Cecil Parkinson was MP until his retirement in 1992. The seat has been held by Conservative James Clappison, the son of a Yorkshire farmer, since then. In 2010, he won56% of the vote, followed by Labour on 18.8%, Liberal Democrats 17.4% and UKIP 3.6%.