Sleaford & North Hykeham

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Stephen Phillips
, have the following results:
  • 34,805 total votes taken.
  • 56.2% share of the total vote
  • +4.6% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Jason Pandya-Wood
, have the following results:
  • 10,690 total votes taken.
  • 17.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Steven Hopkins
, have the following results:
  • 9,716 total votes taken.
  • 15.7% share of the total vote
  • +12.1% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Matthew Holden
, have the following results:
  • 3,500 total votes taken.
  • 5.7% share of the total vote
  • -12.5% change in share of the votes
Lincolnshire Independents
, with candidate Marianne Overton
, have the following results:
  • 3,233 total votes taken.
  • 5.2% share of the total vote
  • -1.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 24,115 38.9%
Turnout
70.2%

Vote share

Party %
CON 56.2
LAB 17.3
UKIP 15.7
LD 5.7
LNIN 5.2

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+12.1
CON
+4.6
LAB
+0.4
LNIN
-1.2
LD
-12.5

Latest updates Sleaford & North Hykeham

08.05.2015

05:23
Breaking

Conservative hold

Stephen Phillips has successfully held his Sleaford and North Hykeham seat.

00:04

Strange furniture

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They are using some unusual furniture at the count in Sleaford for crowd control.

Your eyes are not deceiving you - wheelie bins put to good use.

15.04.2015

14:29

Voters sent duplicate polling cards

Voters in a marginal seat are sent duplicate polling cards, raising the potential for electoral fraud at the general election.
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Constituency profile

This largely rural Lincolnshire seat lies north of Grantham - the birthplace of the former prime minster Margaret Thatcher - and south of Lincoln. The largest town, Sleaford, was Roman, but it is thought the first settlers came in the Iron Age.

People in the area are older than average for constituencies in England and Wales, according to the 2011 census, and are more likely to be self-employed, running small businesses or skilled tradespeople. Farming has declined but is still important and there are industries related to it in the area.

The constituency was established in 1997 from the old Grantham seat and has been strongly Conservative. From 1997 to 2010 it was held by Douglas Hogg, the former minister, who had also held the Grantham seat. In 2010, Stephen Phillips won with a majority of 19,900 and 52% of the vote. The Liberal Democrats had 18% and Labour had 17%.