Kensington

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Victoria Borwick
, have the following results:
  • 18,199 total votes taken.
  • 52.3% share of the total vote
  • +2.2% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Mohammed Rodwan Abouharb
, have the following results:
  • 10,838 total votes taken.
  • 31.1% share of the total vote
  • +5.6% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Robin McGhee
, have the following results:
  • 1,962 total votes taken.
  • 5.6% share of the total vote
  • -13.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Robina Rose
, have the following results:
  • 1,765 total votes taken.
  • 5.1% share of the total vote
  • +2.9% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Jack Bovill
, have the following results:
  • 1,557 total votes taken.
  • 4.5% share of the total vote
  • +2.3% change in share of the votes
Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol
, with candidate Tony Auguste
, have the following results:
  • 211 total votes taken.
  • 0.6% share of the total vote
  • +0.6% change in share of the votes
Animal Welfare Party
, with candidate Andrew Knight
, have the following results:
  • 158 total votes taken.
  • 0.5% share of the total vote
  • +0.5% change in share of the votes
Alliance for Green Socialism
, with candidate Toby Abse
, have the following results:
  • 115 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • -0.2% change in share of the votes
New Independent Centralists
, with candidate Roland Courtenay
, have the following results:
  • 23 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 7,361 21.1%
Turnout
56.8%

Vote share

Party %
CON 52.3
LAB 31.1
LD 5.6
GRN 5.1
UKIP 4.5
CSA 0.6

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
LAB
+5.6
GRN
+2.9
UKIP
+2.3
CON
+2.2
CSA
+0.6
LD
-13.9

Latest updates Kensington

08.05.2015

03:45
Breaking

Conservatives hold seat

Conservative Victoria Borwick has won the Kensington seat.

24.04.2015

08:16

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Constituency profile

The well-to-do west London seat of Kensington comprises Earl's Court, South Kensington, High Street Kensington and Holland Park, with Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill in the north. The seat's commercial heart is the High Street, while South Kensington is home to museums and the Royal Albert Hall. Many of the capital's European embassies are also based locally. The seat houses newspapers including the Daily Mail and Metro, which are published by DMG Media, formerly Associated Newspapers.

More than 22% of working-age residents are managers, directors and senior officials, according to ONS 2011 Census data for England and Wales, the highest constituency ranking.

The seat was re-established for the 2010 election, which Sir Malcolm Rifkind won for the Conservatives with 50.1% of votes, followed by Labour on 25.5%, Liberal Democrats 19.6% and UKIP 2.1%. Rifkind is stepping down this time after cash-for-access allegations led to his suspension from the party, with deputy mayor of London Victoria Borwick selected to stand in his place.