Reading East

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Rob Wilson
, have the following results:
  • 23,217 total votes taken.
  • 46.0% share of the total vote
  • +3.4% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Matt Rodda
, have the following results:
  • 16,697 total votes taken.
  • 33.1% share of the total vote
  • +7.6% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Jenny Woods
, have the following results:
  • 3,719 total votes taken.
  • 7.4% share of the total vote
  • -20.0% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Christine Forrester
, have the following results:
  • 3,647 total votes taken.
  • 7.2% share of the total vote
  • +5.0% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Rob White
, have the following results:
  • 3,214 total votes taken.
  • 6.4% share of the total vote
  • +4.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 6,520 12.9%
Turnout
67.6%

Vote share

Party %
CON 46.0
LAB 33.1
LD 7.4
UKIP 7.2
GRN 6.4

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
LAB
+7.6
UKIP
+5.0
GRN
+4.2
CON
+3.4
LD
-20.0

Latest updates Reading East

21.07.2015

10:24

MP defends 9p car trip expenses claim

MP Rob Wilson defends claiming 9p on expenses for a 352-yard car journey, but admits such a small claim might look "odd".

08.05.2015

12:09

The third way

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Rob Wilson has already set out what he wants to achieve in the next parliament after his re-election in Reading East.

Image copyright Philip Halling

The Tory said: "I will be fighting for the third Thames Bridge as a priority. We've made good progress on it, but we know need to make sure we are able to deliver it."

10:28

Tories maintain Berkshire dominance

The Conservatives maintain their dominance across Berkshire by winning all but one seat in the county.
10:12

All counted

Ben Moore
Reporter, BBC South Today
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"All done and dusted. Incredible night and a privilege to work on it for the BBC. Hopefully back in 5 years. #GE2015"

09:25

Blue duo retain power

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Watch Ben Moore's report on the Reading West and East contests in which Conservative duo Alok Sharma and Rob Wilson held on to power.

09:19

Reading re-elects Conservative duo

Reading's two Conservative MPs are returned to power after staving off challenges to their seats from Labour.
08:33

Tories dominance

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All the results are in for Berkshire and the county is completely blue apart from a solitary Labour MP.

  • Conservative Alok Sharma held on in the hotly-contested Reading West seat, while Rob Wilson retained Reading East for the party
  • Fiona Mactaggart was Labour's only success, holding on to Slough with a majority of 7,336
  • Elsewhere, Tories held Windsor, Newbury, Bracknell, Maidenhead and Wokingham
07:32
Breaking

Conservative hold

Rob Wilson holds Reading East for the Conservatives.

07.05.2015

07:43

General election voting under way

People are voting across Berkshire in the 2015 general election.

01.05.2015

17:38

Candidates debate third bridge plans

Parliamentary candidates for Reading East debate how to speed up plans for a third bridge over the River Thames in Reading.
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Constituency profile

At the heart of the prosperous Thames Valley region, the Berkshire town of Reading has become a centre for high-tech companies. Reading East contains the town centre and much of its commercial sector. Major IT companies based locally include Microsoft, Cisco and the Oracle Corporation - 12.5% of the seat's workforce are in IT, the 2nd highest amount nationally. Thames Water's HQ is here and the seat includes much of Reading University's campus, so is home to many students.

According to the 2011 Census the seat is relatively young - 16-44 year olds make up nearly 50% of the population. More than a quarter of households are privately rented. It is home to lots of people in top managerial positions.

A seat that has switched hands between Labour and the Conservatives, Conservative Rob Wilson won here in 2010 with a majority of 7,605 votes, but the Lib Dems came second.