Saffron WaldenParliamentary constituency
- 32,926 total votes taken.
- 57.2% share of the total vote
- +1.7% change in share of the votes
- 7,935 total votes taken.
- 13.8% share of the total vote
- +9.7% change in share of the votes
- 6,791 total votes taken.
- 11.8% share of the total vote
- +2.1% change in share of the votes
- 6,079 total votes taken.
- 10.6% share of the total vote
- -16.9% change in share of the votes
- 2,174 total votes taken.
- 3.8% share of the total vote
- +2.4% change in share of the votes
- 1,658 total votes taken.
- 2.9% share of the total vote
- +2.9% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
Latest updates Saffron Walden
Sir Alan increases majority
Sir Alan Haselhurst received 32,926 votes and a 57.2% share as he retained his seat in Saffron Walden.
He increased his majority from 2010 by 9,749 votes.
Peter Day (UKIP) came second with 7,935 votes and Jane Berney (Labour) was third with 6,791.
Conservative Alan Haselhurst is re-elected in Saffron Walden.
Perfect for parties and vote counting
According to its website, the sports hall at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre in Saffron Walden is an ideal place for team activities, including badminton, cricket... and children's parties.
Tonight, staff are busy counting ballot boxes for a seat which was successfully defended by the Conservatives in 2010.
This is the largest constituency in Essex in terms of area, covering 360 square miles. It takes its name from the medieval market town of Saffron Walden, which sits at its northern end. It is south of Cambridge and north of Chelmsford.
This is a rural and agricultural area, but tourism is also important and there are also jobs in manufacturing and services around the two historic market towns of Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow. Stansted Airport is important to the constituency and is its biggest employer, but there are also many small businesses.
The seat has been held for the Conservatives by Sir Alan Haselhurst since he won it in a by-election in 1977. In recent general elections, he has increased his majority, which was more than 15,000 in 2010. In that year, the Conservatives had 55% of the vote, the Liberal Democrats 27% and Labour 10%.