Norwich North

Parliamentary constituency
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Results

Conservative
, with candidate Chloe Smith
, have the following results:
  • 19,052 total votes taken.
  • 43.7% share of the total vote
  • +3.1% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Jessica Asato
, have the following results:
  • 14,589 total votes taken.
  • 33.5% share of the total vote
  • +2.0% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Glenn Tingle
, have the following results:
  • 5,986 total votes taken.
  • 13.7% share of the total vote
  • +9.3% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Adrian Holmes
, have the following results:
  • 1,939 total votes taken.
  • 4.4% share of the total vote
  • +1.5% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate James Wright
, have the following results:
  • 1,894 total votes taken.
  • 4.3% share of the total vote
  • -13.9% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Mick Hardy
, have the following results:
  • 132 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 4,463 10.2%
Turnout
66.9%

Vote share

Party %
CON 43.7
LAB 33.5
UKIP 13.7
GRN 4.4
LD 4.3
IND 0.3

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+9.3
CON
+3.1
LAB
+2.0
GRN
+1.5
IND
+0.3
LD
-13.9

Latest updates Norwich North

10.05.2016

14:03

Can science judge how we will vote on the EU?

Academics reckon salary, location and education can help predict voting patterns.

08.05.2015

16:24

Chloe Smith: 'Very close'

Zoe Applegate
BBC News
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Conservative Norwich North MP Chloe Smith held on to her seat with an increased majority of 4,463 votes to take her total to 19,052.

"It has always been very, very close and I have always just focused on working hard for my constituents in Norwich North," said Ms Smith.

Labour's Jessica Asato won 14,589 votes, Glenn Tingle from UKIP won 5,986, the Green Party's Adrian Holmes picked up 1.939, the Lib Dems' James Wright 1,894 and Independent Mick Hardy 132.

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.
07:57
Breaking

Smith re-elected

Conservative Chloe Smith holds on to her Norwich North seat, beating Labour's Jessica Asato by 4,463 votes.

07:13

More to come

Mark Bulstrode
BBC News Online
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We've got plenty of declarations still to come. Here's the scene in Norwich North as counting continues.

03:34

Artist's impression

Julian Sturdy
BBC Look East
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Eloise O'Hare, an agent for independent candidate Mick Hardy, captures the scene as people wait for the result in Norwich North.

01:45

Guilty fire alarm identified

Richard Haugh
BBC News
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Here it is! The fire alarm that thought it could stop the march of British democracy.

It rang for about 20 minutes earlier but failed to stop the vote counters at the Norfolk Showground, where a loud cheer, ironically, greeted the silence.

No evacuation was required.

00:37

Tea urn in the clear

Nic Rigby
BBC News, East
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It seems that the tea urn is in the clear in at the Norwich North and Broadland count.

A fire alarm was set off earlier, thought to have been started by the urn. Officials now think a broken alarm box was to blame.

00:09

Tea urn brews up trouble

Nic Rigby
BBC News, East
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This is the suspected offending tea urn thought to have caused the fire alarms to go off at the Norwich North and Broadland count.

BBC East's political correspondent Andrew Sinclair says the alarm is not being taken too seriously and people have been told not to leave the building.

00:05

Cheer as fire alarm stops

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BBC Radio Norfolk tweets: A cheer breaks out as the fire alarm stops at the Norwich North /Broadland count. The alarm immediately starts again.

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Constituency profile

Norwich North is less urban than the seat covering the southern half of the city. As well as containing a considerable amount of council housing in the Mousehold area of Norwich, the constituency takes in the suburbs of Sprowston and the rural area to the north surrounding Norwich airport.

Norwich North is predominantly a residential area, with many of inhabitants employed in the city's major industries: insurance, financial services, media and the manufacturing sector. The airport carries more than 700,000 passengers per year. A higher than average percentage of the population claims to have no religion, though the majority say they are Christian.

Conservative MP Chloe Smith took the constituency in a by-election in 2009 after Labour MP Ian Gibson resigned. Aged 27, she became the youngest MP in the Commons at the time. She held the seat at the 2010 election with 40% of votes. Labour got 31% and the Lib Dems 18%.