Reading EastParliamentary constituency
- 23,217 total votes taken.
- 46.0% share of the total vote
- +3.4% change in share of the votes
- 16,697 total votes taken.
- 33.1% share of the total vote
- +7.6% change in share of the votes
- 3,719 total votes taken.
- 7.4% share of the total vote
- -20.0% change in share of the votes
- 3,647 total votes taken.
- 7.2% share of the total vote
- +5.0% change in share of the votes
- 3,214 total votes taken.
- 6.4% share of the total vote
- +4.2% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
Latest updates Reading East
The third waystandard
Rob Wilson has already set out what he wants to achieve in the next parliament after his re-election in Reading East.
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."
Reporter, BBC South Today
"All done and dusted. Incredible night and a privilege to work on it for the BBC. Hopefully back in 5 years. #GE2015"
Blue duo retain powerstandard
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.
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
Rob Wilson holds Reading East for the Conservatives.
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.