Stevenage

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Stephen McPartland
, have the following results:
  • 21,291 total votes taken.
  • 44.5% share of the total vote
  • +3.1% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Sharon Taylor
, have the following results:
  • 16,336 total votes taken.
  • 34.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.8% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate David Collins
, have the following results:
  • 6,864 total votes taken.
  • 14.4% share of the total vote
  • +9.9% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Susan Van De Ven
, have the following results:
  • 1,582 total votes taken.
  • 3.3% share of the total vote
  • -13.3% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Graham White
, have the following results:
  • 1,369 total votes taken.
  • 2.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.9% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Trevor Palmer
, have the following results:
  • 175 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes
English Democrats
, with candidate Charles Vickers
, have the following results:
  • 115 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • -0.6% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate David Cox
, have the following results:
  • 67 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 4,955 10.4%
Turnout
67.7%

Vote share

Party %
CON 44.5
LAB 34.2
UKIP 14.4
LD 3.3
GRN 2.9
TUSC 0.4

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+9.9
CON
+3.1
GRN
+2.9
LAB
+0.8
TUSC
+0.4
LD
-13.3

Latest updates Stevenage

08.05.2015

18:22

Not so marginal seats

Paul Scoins
Political reporter, BBC Three Counties Radio
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Back on to the general election. In the end, the so-called marginal seats in Beds, Herts and Bucks turned out to be anything but.

In Stevenage, the night saw Stephen McPartland's Conservative majority increase to just shy of 5,000.

Milton Keynes South, another key marginal, also reflected the national trends, with Iain Stewart cementing his position by adding 3,471 votes, giving him a majority of 8,672.

Both had been major targets for Labour and had seen multiple visits by senior party figures.

08:22

Tory success across Hertfordshire

With Hertfordshire's results in, the Conservatives have retained all their seats in the county.
04:39
Breaking

Conservatives hold

Richard Haugh
BBC News

Conservatives hold Stevenage.

07.05.2015

07:01

General election voting under way

People are voting across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire in the 2015 general election.

02.04.2015

09:35

Mapping the opinion polls

Explore a map of constituency polling in the run-up to the 2015 general election.
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Constituency profile

Situated between London and Cambridge, this Hertfordshire constituency is centred on Britain's first post-war new town, as well as the surrounding villages of Knebworth, Datchworth, Codicote and Aston. Stevenage has good transport links and some big companies have bases here - including GlaxoSmithKline and missile manufacturers MBDA. It is also a centre for the UK space industry, Airbus Defence and Space employ over 1,000 people - many of them scientists and engineers working on projects like the European Space Agency's ExoMars rover.

According to the 2011 Census the seat has more children than average and fewer pensioners. A third of residents say they have no religion. Stevenage has a large social housing sector and more customer services and sales jobs than average for England and Wales.

Labour held the seat from 1997 but in 2010 Stephen McPartland won it back for the Conservatives with a majority of 3,578.