- 29,696 total votes taken.
- 59.3% share of the total vote
- +3.3% change in share of the votes
- 11,235 total votes taken.
- 22.4% share of the total vote
- +3.7% change in share of the votes
- 6,383 total votes taken.
- 12.7% share of the total vote
- +9.1% change in share of the votes
- 2,777 total votes taken.
- 5.5% share of the total vote
- -11.8% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
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Tories hold Hertsmere
BBC News, East
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.
BBC News, East
Conservatives hold on to Hertsmere seat.
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%.