Suffolk Coastal

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Therese Coffey
, have the following results:
  • 28,855 total votes taken.
  • 51.9% share of the total vote
  • +5.5% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Russell Whiting
, have the following results:
  • 10,013 total votes taken.
  • 18.0% share of the total vote
  • +2.0% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Daryll Pitcher
, have the following results:
  • 8,655 total votes taken.
  • 15.6% share of the total vote
  • +9.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate James Sandbach
, have the following results:
  • 4,777 total votes taken.
  • 8.6% share of the total vote
  • -21.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Rachel Smith-Lyte
, have the following results:
  • 3,294 total votes taken.
  • 5.9% share of the total vote
  • +3.9% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 18,842 33.9%
Turnout
70.6%

Vote share

Party %
CON 51.9
LAB 18.0
UKIP 15.6
LD 8.6
GRN 5.9

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+9.8
CON
+5.5
GRN
+3.9
LAB
+2.0
LD
-21.2

Latest updates Suffolk Coastal

20.08.2015

14:14

Language expert's mission from Japan

A language expert from Japan has made a special mission to England to find out more about two words he remembers from childhood.

08.05.2015

06:54
Breaking

Coffey holds

Richard Haugh
BBC News

Conservative Therese Coffey comfortably holds on to her Suffolk Coastal seat.

05:08

Gummer holds on to Ipswich seat

Conservative Ben Gummer keeps hold of his Ipswich seat, as votes continue to be counted across Suffolk.
02:12

Strong police presence at count

Richard Haugh
BBC News
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Suffolk Police, "taking pride in keeping Suffolk safe", and also hosting the count for Suffolk Coastal.

A recent poll in the Ipswich Star said there was a 100% - not 90% or even 99% - chance that Therese Coffey would keep hold of the seat for the Conservatives.

We should find out if they were correct at about 06:00.

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Constituency profile

Suffolk Coastal covers 74 miles of coastline, including the tourist destinations of Aldeburgh and Southwold. Tourism, farming transport and communications are important to its economy. Felixstowe, the biggest container port in the UK is a major employer while BT's main research facility is based at Adastral Park in Martlesham - a hub for ICT companies.

It also has among the highest percentages of workers employed in electricity supply, as the nuclear power station Sizewell B is in the constituency. A new offshore wind farm, East Anglia One, is planned. The seat's market towns and villages are popular with pensioners - over 25% of residents are 65 or over, one of the highest percentages in England and Wales. The seat has below average numbers of residents aged under 45.

Conservative Therese Coffey won the seat with a comfortable 9,128 majority over the Liberal Democrats. UKIP retained its deposit here.