Preston

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Mark Hendrick
, have the following results:
  • 18,755 total votes taken.
  • 56.0% share of the total vote
  • +7.8% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Richard Holden
, have the following results:
  • 6,688 total votes taken.
  • 20.0% share of the total vote
  • -1.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate James Barker
, have the following results:
  • 5,139 total votes taken.
  • 15.4% share of the total vote
  • +10.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Gemma Christie
, have the following results:
  • 1,643 total votes taken.
  • 4.9% share of the total vote
  • +4.9% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Jo Barton
, have the following results:
  • 1,244 total votes taken.
  • 3.7% share of the total vote
  • -20.7% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 12,067 36.1%
Turnout
55.8%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 56.0
CON 20.0
UKIP 15.4
GRN 4.9
LD 3.7

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+10.9
LAB
+7.8
GRN
+4.9
CON
-1.7
LD
-20.7

Latest updates Preston

08.05.2015

04:03
Breaking

Labour Hold

Mark Hendrick holds Preston for Labour.

07.05.2015

23:43

Token voters?

BBC News staff
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Preston constituency. Council election staff reporting queues at polling booths. Tokens were handed out to waiting voters just before 10pm

23:01

Estimated declaration time

Deborah Robinson
BBC News
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The estimated declaration time for the Preston constituency is expected to be around 05:00.

Verification of boxes is expected around 23:30 with counting expected to begin at 01:00.

Turnout is rumoured to be high.

22:44

First marginal results

Paul Burnell
BBC News
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By 03:00 we will be finding out the fate of some of the key battleground seats with the results expected for the following marginal seats: Bolton West, Bury North and Bury South.

The results should also be through then for Bolton North East, Bolton South East, Fylde, Preston, Ribble Valley, Wyre and Preston North

15.04.2015

10:07

Can Labour hold on to Preston?

Labour have held it since 1983 but will the seat stay red after 7 May?
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Constituency profile

A Labour seat since 1983, Preston is an old cotton town at the heart of Lancashire which was granted city status in 2002. It has a traditional manufacturing base in textiles and engineering - BAE Systems is a big employer - but sectors such as business services have also grown. Many work in sales and customer services jobs. The University of Central Lancashire is based here and continuing regeneration in the city - a regional shopping centre - including moves to develop a new central business district.

The seat has a big student population and fewer family households than average, according to the 2011 Census. Home ownership is low and the private rental sector is large. There is also more social housing and higher unemployment than average.

Labour's Mark Hendrick held the seat in 2010 with a majority of 7,733 votes. The Lib Dems came second.