Old Bexley & Sidcup

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate James Brokenshire
, have the following results:
  • 24,682 total votes taken.
  • 52.8% share of the total vote
  • -1.3% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Ibby Mehmet
, have the following results:
  • 8,879 total votes taken.
  • 19.0% share of the total vote
  • -0.3% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Catherine Reilly
, have the following results:
  • 8,528 total votes taken.
  • 18.2% share of the total vote
  • +14.9% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Jennifer Keen
, have the following results:
  • 1,644 total votes taken.
  • 3.5% share of the total vote
  • -11.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Derek Moran
, have the following results:
  • 1,336 total votes taken.
  • 2.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.0% change in share of the votes
National Health Action
, with candidate Bob Gill
, have the following results:
  • 1,216 total votes taken.
  • 2.6% share of the total vote
  • +2.6% change in share of the votes
Christian Party
, with candidate Laurence Williams
, have the following results:
  • 245 total votes taken.
  • 0.5% share of the total vote
  • +0.5% change in share of the votes
British National Party
, with candidate Nicola Finch
, have the following results:
  • 218 total votes taken.
  • 0.5% share of the total vote
  • -4.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 15,803 33.8%
Turnout
70.8%

Vote share

Party %
CON 52.8
LAB 19.0
UKIP 18.2
LD 3.5
GRN 2.9
NHA 2.6

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+14.9
NHA
+2.6
GRN
+2.0
LAB
-0.3
CON
-1.3
LD
-11.9

Latest updates Old Bexley & Sidcup

06.12.2016

15:59

Free Christmas meal for lonely Londoners

A London restaurant is offering elderly and homeless people a free meal on Christmas Day so "no-one eats alone".

08.05.2015

05:05
Breaking

Conservatives hold seat

James Brokenshire has defended his Old Bexley and Sidcup seat.

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Constituency profile

The largely suburban seat of Old Bexley and Sidcup is sandwiched between industrial north Kent and densely populated south-east London. Sir Edward Heath's seat for half a century, the constituency remains a safe Tory stronghold in the capital.

The London borough of Bexley, which occupies a large part of the constituency, contains the largest proportion of owner-occupiers in London, according to the Greater London Authority, and the seat as a whole has the 11th-highest share of home-owners in England and Wales. While it has a comparatively high number of construction workers, wholesale and retail are its biggest employers. And it has the biggest proportion of secretaries and admin workers in the country.

James Brokenshire, the current Home Office immigration minister, stood in place of the previous incumbent, Derek Conway, in 2010 and raised the Tory share of the vote to 54.1%. Labour took 19.3% and the Lib Dems 15.4%.