Saffron Walden

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Alan Haselhurst
, have the following results:
  • 32,926 total votes taken.
  • 57.2% share of the total vote
  • +1.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Peter Day
, have the following results:
  • 7,935 total votes taken.
  • 13.8% share of the total vote
  • +9.7% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Jane Berney
, have the following results:
  • 6,791 total votes taken.
  • 11.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.1% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Mike Hibbs
, have the following results:
  • 6,079 total votes taken.
  • 10.6% share of the total vote
  • -16.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Karmel Stannard
, have the following results:
  • 2,174 total votes taken.
  • 3.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.4% change in share of the votes
Residents for Uttlesford
, with candidate Heather Asker
, have the following results:
  • 1,658 total votes taken.
  • 2.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.9% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 24,991 43.4%
Turnout
71.4%

Vote share

Party %
CON 57.2
UKIP 13.8
LAB 11.8
LD 10.6
GRN 3.8
RFU 2.9

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+9.7
RFU
+2.9
GRN
+2.4
LAB
+2.1
CON
+1.7
LD
-16.9

Latest updates Saffron Walden

10.06.2015

11:15

Ice postie 'looking forward to view'

A woman poised to run the world's most southerly post office says she is looking forward "seeing that view".

08.05.2015

06:21

Tories hold off UKIP bar one seat

The Tories hold off most of the UKIP challenge in Essex, but Douglas Carswell retains Clacton for the anti-European Union party.
06:18

Sir Alan increases majority

Richard Haugh
BBC News
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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.

06:08
Breaking

Haselhurst wins

Richard Haugh
BBC News

Conservative Alan Haselhurst is re-elected in Saffron Walden.

01:22

Perfect for parties and vote counting

Richard Haugh
BBC News
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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.

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Constituency profile

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%.