Telford

Parliamentary constituency
CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Lucy Allan
, have the following results:
  • 16,094 total votes taken.
  • 39.6% share of the total vote
  • +3.3% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate David Wright
, have the following results:
  • 15,364 total votes taken.
  • 37.8% share of the total vote
  • -0.9% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Denis Allen
, have the following results:
  • 7,330 total votes taken.
  • 18.0% share of the total vote
  • +12.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Peter Robert Hawkins
, have the following results:
  • 930 total votes taken.
  • 2.3% share of the total vote
  • +2.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Ian Phillip Croll
, have the following results:
  • 927 total votes taken.
  • 2.3% share of the total vote
  • -13.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 730 1.8%
Turnout
61.4%

Vote share

Party %
CON 39.6
LAB 37.8
UKIP 18.0
GRN 2.3
LD 2.3

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+12.2
CON
+3.3
GRN
+2.3
LAB
-0.9
LD
-13.2

Latest updates Telford

18.11.2016

09:36

Family's tribute to Taser-death striker

The family of former footballer Dalian Atkinson, who died after being shot with a Taser by police, say his death has caused "agony and frustration".

04.05.2016

15:39

Call to unseat MP in junior doctors row

A junior doctors leader calls for colleagues to unseat an MP who said trainees were "privileged" and "holding the NHS to ransom".

03.05.2016

22:21

MP blasted over 'trainee doctors' claim

Doctors criticise their MP after she called trainee doctors "privileged" and accused them of "holding the NHS to ransom".

18.02.2016

18:59

Haulier appeals over migrant fines

A haulier who faces a £10,000 fine after five migrants were found on his lorry calls for more help for drivers around the Channel Tunnel.

21.12.2015

15:18

MP in sick leave job threat 'apologises'

An MP accused of threatening to sack a former employee while on sick leave, says she has apologised for voicemail messages left on her phone.

17.12.2015

20:03

MP 'threatened to sack sick employee'

An ex-employee of Conservative MP Lucy Allan claims she was threatened with the sack while on sick leave.

07.12.2015

16:22

MP defends adding death threat to email

An MP accused of faking a death threat defends modifying a message from a constituent.

30.09.2015

15:10

Migrant rule 'worsens nurse crisis'

The UK government's immigration policy is contributing to an NHS staff crisis, the Welsh Liberal Democrats warn.

22.05.2015

18:44

New MP moves into Westminster

Following new MP Lucy Allan as she feels her way around Westminster for the first time.

11.05.2015

08:16

New MP vows to tackle unemployment

Telford's first Conservative MP vows to improve the town's infrastructure as a way of bringing more jobs to the area.
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Constituency profile

Most of the seat is centred on Telford, one of the fastest growing towns in the West Midlands. Manufacturing is the biggest employment sector, with car accessory maker GKN Sankey, printer manufacturer Epson and Denso Manufacturing Ltd among others providing local jobs. It also has a reputation as "polymer valley" and is home to more than 100 plastics companies as well as a growing IT sector. However unemployment has been above average.

There has been much investment in the town centre including the £250m Southwater development. The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, a birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, attracts many tourists. Census data suggests the seat has higher than average numbers of children, lots of family households and high numbers of factory workers.

Labour's David Wright won Telford in 2010, 981 votes ahead of the Conservatives. UKIP came fourth but polled enough votes to keep their deposit.