Weaver Vale

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Graham Evans
, have the following results:
  • 20,227 total votes taken.
  • 43.2% share of the total vote
  • +4.6% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Julia Tickridge
, have the following results:
  • 19,421 total votes taken.
  • 41.4% share of the total vote
  • +5.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Amos Wright
, have the following results:
  • 4,547 total votes taken.
  • 9.7% share of the total vote
  • +7.4% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Mary Di Mauro
, have the following results:
  • 1,395 total votes taken.
  • 3.0% share of the total vote
  • -15.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Chris Copeman
, have the following results:
  • 1,183 total votes taken.
  • 2.5% share of the total vote
  • +1.8% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Joseph Whyte
, have the following results:
  • 94 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 806 1.7%
Turnout
68.5%

Vote share

Party %
CON 43.2
LAB 41.4
UKIP 9.7
LD 3.0
GRN 2.5
TUSC 0.2

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+7.4
LAB
+5.2
CON
+4.6
GRN
+1.8
TUSC
+0.2
LD
-15.7

Latest updates Weaver Vale

08.05.2015

10:19

Labour takes Chester in narrow win

Labour takes the seat of Chester from the Tories by the narrowest of margins, with two re-counts required.
06:49
Breaking

Conservative Hold

Conservative Graham Evans is re-elected in Weaver Vale with a majority of just 806 over Labour's Julia Tickridge.

05:12

Declaration time

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BBC North West Tonight reporter Mark Edwardson

Update from Weaver Vale constituency - declaration now expected at 0600. Likely to be close - was one of Lab's top targets @BBCNWT

04:16

Declaration time

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Cheshire West:

Update from the Weaver Vale count in Northwich. Turnout is 69.4% and anticipated declaration time is 5am

03:21

Declaration time

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Cheshire West

Update from Northwich. The Weaver Vale result is expected around 4.30am #cwacelections

02:13

Counting to start shortly

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Freelance journalist Louise Bolotin reports:

Grapevine at #WeaverVale suggests high turnout of more than 70%. Count will start at 2.30am

07.05.2015

23:38

Labour (part one)

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  • Lancaster & Fleetwood (Conservatives won by 333 votes in 2010). Labour need a swing of 0.4% to take
  • Morecambe & Lunesdale (Con by 866). 1.0% swing needed
  • Weaver Wale (Con by 991). 1.1% swing needed
  • Warrington South (Con by 1,553). 1.4% swing needed
  • Manchester Withington (Lib Dems by 1,894). 2.1% swing needed
  • Burnley (Lib Dems by 1,818). 2.2% swing needed
  • Bury North (Con by 2,243). 2.5% swing needed
22:55

Too close to call?

Phil McCann
Cheshire political reporter, BBC News
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Under the yellow sodium lighting of the sports hall at Chester's Northgate Arena, the staff counting the votes here know there's a lot of attention on them.

The national media and party leaders have descended on this city over the last few weeks - and the pensive looking party members here know the result is expected to be very close - even if tonight's national exit poll might have relaxed some of the Conservatives.

07:01

Voting under way across Cheshire

People are voting in Cheshire in the general and local council elections.

30.04.2015

10:42

For whom do the bridge tolls toll?

Why are some residents likely to get free passes across the Mersey when some are not?
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Constituency profile

This Cheshire seat, centred on industrial Northwich, also takes in rural Helsby and more affluent commuter towns like Hartford. It reaches the River Mersey on its western boundary. Salt mining has historically been the major industry here - bringing wealth to Northwich and leading to the establishment of huge chemical works at Winnington. Winsford has the largest rock salt mine in the UK.

There are a lot of families in Weaver Vale, which has a largely white population, 70% of whom describe themselves as Christian - above the national average. Many jobs are in wholesale and retail trade, according to the 2011 Census. The seat includes the Whitehouse Industrial estate, home to various companies including plastics, food producers and packaging services. Tata Chemicals stopped soda ash production in Winnington in 2014, although production of sodium bicarbonate continues there.

Labour held the seat from its creation in 1997 but lost it in 2010 to the Conservatives' Graham Evans, by 991 votes.