Oxford West & Abingdon

Parliamentary constituency


, with candidate Nicola Blackwood
, have the following results:
  • 26,153 total votes taken.
  • 45.7% share of the total vote
  • +3.4% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Layla Moran
, have the following results:
  • 16,571 total votes taken.
  • 28.9% share of the total vote
  • -13.1% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Sally Copley
, have the following results:
  • 7,274 total votes taken.
  • 12.7% share of the total vote
  • +2.1% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Alan Harris
, have the following results:
  • 3,963 total votes taken.
  • 6.9% share of the total vote
  • +4.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Larry Sanders
, have the following results:
  • 2,497 total votes taken.
  • 4.4% share of the total vote
  • +2.3% change in share of the votes
National Health Action
, with candidate Helen Salisbury
, have the following results:
  • 723 total votes taken.
  • 1.3% share of the total vote
  • +1.3% change in share of the votes
Socialist Party GB
, with candidate Mike Foster
, have the following results:
  • 66 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 9,582 16.7%

Vote share

Party %
CON 45.7
LD 28.9
LAB 12.7
UKIP 6.9
GRN 4.4
NHA 1.3

Vote share change since 2010


Latest updates Oxford West & Abingdon



Oxfordshire Tories retain majority

David Cameron has been re-elected as Witney MP as the Conservatives held on to power across Oxfordshire.

Blackwood 'overwhelmed' by result


Nicola Blackwood has told BBC Radio Oxford that she was "overwhelmed" by the scale of her victory.

She said: "I came into the count rather nervous; it's been a really hard fought [contest] and with the polls as close as they were I was not expecting anything like this increase."

She won with a majority of almost 10,000 votes.


Tories continue Oxfordshire dominance

Prime minister David Cameron is re-elected as Witney MP as the Conservatives hold on to power across Oxfordshire.

Conservatives boost majorities


All the results are in across Oxfordshire and it's been a great night for the Conservatives.

  • Tories increase majority across all their retained seats in Banbury, Witney, Wantage, Henley and Oxford West and Abingdon
  • Labour's only success came in Oxford East where Andrew Smith comfortably won by more than 15,000 votes
  • Lib Dems poll almost 50,000 fewer votes across county than they did five years ago

Blackwood 'thrilled' with result


Speaking to BBC Radio Oxford, re-elected MP Nicola Blackwood said: "The outcome was a result of all the massive support we've had from our supporters throughout the campaign.

Image copyright Conservative Party

"They've been out in all weathers and really helped us win here.

"I want to make sure we continue to deliver on everything in the constituency, but I also want to make sure we have a louder voice nationally."


Conservative hold

Nicola Blackwood holds Oxford West and Abingdon for the Conservatives.


Turnout high

Martin Eastaugh
Reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

Turnout is 75.3%. The highest since 1997.


Results imminent

Jeremy Stern
Reporter, BBC South Today

Oxford West and Abingdon result expected soonish. Could be a while before Henley and Wantage though.

Three counts are being held in one sports hall in Abingdon.

I haven't seen so much excitement in White Horse Leisure Centre since Duncan Goodhew popped in a few years back.


Counting under way

Jeremy Stern
Reporter, BBC South Today

Some serious counting going on here at Abingdon. Should be done by breakfast.



Greens complain over Lib Dems leaflet

Dave Gilyeat
BBC News

The Green Party is making an official complaint to the electoral returning officer after a "misleading" leaflet was circulated around Oxford West and Abingdon.

Written by 2010's Green parliamentary candidate Chris Goodall, it advised constituents to vote tactically for the Lib Dems, and not the Greens, to keep out the Conservatives.

Image copyright chris goodall

A Green Party spokesman said: "This type of misleading campaigning is the reason why trust in politicians is being eroded."

In response the Lib Dems said: "The only person who could be misled is someone who doesn't know it is 2015."

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Constituency profile

The 10th most marginal seat of the 2010 general election, Oxford West and Abingdon is usually fight between the Conservatives and the Lib Dems. While much of the city centre falls outside the seat, it includes some historic areas like the old Jericho Boatyard site, as well as nine Oxford colleges. The market town of Abingdon on the banks of the Thames and River Ock has suffered flooding. Its business and science parks are home to big international companies. There are also lots of commuters. Villages include Kidlington, Sunningwell and Yarnton.This is an affluent seat, with many senior managers and professionals. More than 40% of adults are highly qualified and it has among the lowest unemployment in England and Wales, according to the 2011 Census. It ranks third in England and Wales for the percentage of people working in education.Conservative Nicola Blackwood unseated the Lib Dems by a slim majority of just 176 votes in 2010.