Isle of Wight

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Andrew Turner
, have the following results:
  • 28,591 total votes taken.
  • 40.7% share of the total vote
  • -6.0% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Iain McKie
, have the following results:
  • 14,888 total votes taken.
  • 21.2% share of the total vote
  • +17.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Vix Lowthion
, have the following results:
  • 9,404 total votes taken.
  • 13.4% share of the total vote
  • +12.1% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Stewart Blackmore
, have the following results:
  • 8,984 total votes taken.
  • 12.8% share of the total vote
  • +1.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate David Goodall
, have the following results:
  • 5,235 total votes taken.
  • 7.4% share of the total vote
  • -24.3% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Ian Stephens
, have the following results:
  • 3,198 total votes taken.
  • 4.5% share of the total vote
  • +4.5% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 13,703 19.5%
Turnout
64.6%

Vote share

Party %
CON 40.7
UKIP 21.2
GRN 13.4
LAB 12.8
LD 7.4
IND 4.5

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+17.7
GRN
+12.1
IND
+4.5
LAB
+1.2
CON
-6.0
LD
-24.3

Latest updates Isle of Wight

12.05.2015

14:52

Island 'two constituencies' by 2020

The Isle of Wight will be split into two Parliamentary constituencies at the next general election, its current MP says.

08.05.2015

11:43

Tories rack up key Hampshire seats

The Conservatives hold all but one seat in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, as the Lib Dems and Labour lose key battles.
09:15

Opposition diminished

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All the results are in across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the Conservatives have dominated, wiping out the Lib Dems completely and taking a Labour seat.

  • Southampton Itchen changes hands from Labour to Tory
  • The Lib Dems lose their only seats in Portsmouth South and Eastleigh
  • Alan Whitehead held on to Southampton Test for Labour, the only red dot in a sea of blue in Hampshire
  • UKIP made good ground with large increases, coming second in numerous areas
03:47

Turner congratulated

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Andrew Turner is congratulated as he holds the Isle of Wight for the Conservatives.

But will he give an interview?

03:21

Conservative majority increased

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Conservative Andrew Turner's majority in the Isle of Wight has increased by 3,176.

UKIP's Iain McKie came second with 14,888 and the Green's Vix Lowthion was third with 9,404.

03:13
Breaking

Conservative hold

Conservative's Andrew Turner holds the Isle of Wight.

02:56

No Turner interviews

Dominic Blake
BBC Radio Solent
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Isle of Wight Conservative Andrew Turner will not give interviews until the results are in.

01:16

Turnout up

Dominic Blake
BBC Radio Solent
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Turnout of the Isle of Wight was 64.7% which is up 0.8% on 2010.

00:21

Lib Dem 'damage'

Dominic Blake
BBC Radio Solent
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Isle of Wight Lib Dem candidate David Goodall: "Being in the Coalition has damaged us"

07.05.2015

23:24

UKIP arrival

Election 2015
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UKIP candidate Iain McKie and his wife have arrived at the count in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

He is one of the candidates hoping to unseat Conservative Andrew Turner who has represented the island since 2001.

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Constituency profile

The Isle of Wight constituency is dependent on tourism, with its diverse geographical landscape proving attractive to visitors. Coastal towns such as Ryde, Ventnor and Shanklin are particularly popular, and the annual Cowes Week regatta is another big draw. Major industries include agricultureand marine engineering, with large employers such as structural engineering firm AMStructures and aviation industry supplier GKN Aerospace, which employs1,400 people.

Almost a quarter, or 23.8%, of residents in this seat are aged 65 and older, according to ONS 2011 Census data for England and Wales, the 25th-highest ranking.

The constituency, created in 1832, has by far the largest electorate in the UK, with 110,924 people, according to figures from 2010. It has been held since 2001 by Andrew Turner, of the Conservatives. In 2010, he won with 46.7% of the vote, followed by the Liberal Democrats on 31.7%, Labour 11.6% and UKIP 3.5%.