Lewisham West & Penge

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Jim Dowd
, have the following results:
  • 24,347 total votes taken.
  • 50.6% share of the total vote
  • +9.5% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Russell Jackson
, have the following results:
  • 11,633 total votes taken.
  • 24.2% share of the total vote
  • -1.3% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Tom Chance
, have the following results:
  • 4,077 total votes taken.
  • 8.5% share of the total vote
  • +6.4% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Gary Harding
, have the following results:
  • 3,764 total votes taken.
  • 7.8% share of the total vote
  • +5.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Alex Feakes
, have the following results:
  • 3,709 total votes taken.
  • 7.7% share of the total vote
  • -20.4% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Martin Powell-Davies
, have the following results:
  • 391 total votes taken.
  • 0.8% share of the total vote
  • +0.8% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate David Hansom
, have the following results:
  • 160 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes
Liberty GB
, with candidate George Whale
, have the following results:
  • 44 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 12,714 26.4%
Turnout
66.6%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 50.6
CON 24.2
GRN 8.5
UKIP 7.8
LD 7.7
TUSC 0.8

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
LAB
+9.5
GRN
+6.4
UKIP
+5.3
TUSC
+0.8
CON
-1.3
LD
-20.4

Latest updates Lewisham West & Penge

08.05.2015

05:34
Breaking

Labour hold seat

Labour's Jim Dowd will continue to work for Lewisham West and Penge's constituents after defending his seat.

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Constituency profile

Lewisham's third parliamentary seat has become a Labour stronghold after years of yo-yo-ing between Labour and the Conservatives. The original Lewisham West constituency changed hands seven times after World War 2 but has been Labour's since 1992, when the current MP, Jim Dowd, won it.

Now Lewisham West and Penge, the seat now includes more suburbs, embracing four Lewisham council wards and three from neighbouring Bromley. It stretches from Crystal Palace in the west to the fringes of Beckenham in the east, in a largely residential constituency. Affordable housing is a problem for the predominantly young population - but it has more than 1,000 estate agents - a percentage of the population exceeded in only 21 other constituencies.

Jim Dowd won in 2010 with 41.1%; the Lib Dems polled 28.1% and the Conservatives 25.5%. The minor parties garnered less than 6% between them.