Norfolk North West

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Henry Bellingham
, have the following results:
  • 24,727 total votes taken.
  • 52.2% share of the total vote
  • -2.0% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Jo Rust
, have the following results:
  • 10,779 total votes taken.
  • 22.8% share of the total vote
  • +9.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Richard Coke
, have the following results:
  • 8,412 total votes taken.
  • 17.8% share of the total vote
  • +13.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Michael de Whalley
, have the following results:
  • 1,780 total votes taken.
  • 3.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Hugh Lanham
, have the following results:
  • 1,673 total votes taken.
  • 3.5% share of the total vote
  • -19.7% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 13,948 29.4%
Turnout
65.4%

Vote share

Party %
CON 52.2
LAB 22.8
UKIP 17.8
GRN 3.8
LD 3.5

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+13.9
LAB
+9.5
GRN
+2.2
CON
-2.0
LD
-19.7

Latest updates Norfolk North West

22.03.2016

19:16

Lord Tebbit attacks elected mayor plan

The Chancellor's plan for an elected mayor for East Anglia is attacked by Tory grandees Lord Tebbit and Sir Henry Bellingham.

08.05.2015

10:24

Labour's Lewis wins Norwich South

Labour candidate Clive Lewis wins Norwich South from former Liberal Democrat MP Simon Wright, who was beaten into fourth place.
08:01
Breaking

Bellingham holds

Richard Haugh
BBC News

Conservative Henry Bellingham is re-elected as MP for Norfolk North West.

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Constituency profile

Situated on the rural coast around the Wash is the seat of Norfolk North West. The port town of King's Lynn serves as the constituency's economic hub, while Hunstanton, Castle Rising and the Queen's residence at Sandringham are popular tourist attractions.

More than one in five of the population is a pensioner - the 30th highest proportion of all constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures. To the west the local economy is based mainly on agriculture, horticulture and small businesses. Major employers include: Porvair plc, Bespak Europe Ltd and Mars Food. Three in 10 of the population work in retail and manufacturing. One in 10 is a process, plant and machine operative.

Conservative Henry Bellingham held the seat from 1983 to 1997, winning again in 2001. In 2010, he held on with 54.2% of the votes; Liberal Democrats got 23.2%, Labour 13.3% and UKIP 3.9%.