Weaver ValeParliamentary constituency
- 20,227 total votes taken.
- 43.2% share of the total vote
- +4.6% change in share of the votes
- 19,421 total votes taken.
- 41.4% share of the total vote
- +5.2% change in share of the votes
- 4,547 total votes taken.
- 9.7% share of the total vote
- +7.4% change in share of the votes
- 1,395 total votes taken.
- 3.0% share of the total vote
- -15.7% change in share of the votes
- 1,183 total votes taken.
- 2.5% share of the total vote
- +1.8% change in share of the votes
- 94 total votes taken.
- 0.2% share of the total vote
- +0.2% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
Latest updates Weaver Vale
Conservative Graham Evans is re-elected in Weaver Vale with a majority of just 806 over Labour's Julia Tickridge.
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
Update from the Weaver Vale count in Northwich. Turnout is 69.4% and anticipated declaration time is 5am
Update from Northwich. The Weaver Vale result is expected around 4.30am #cwacelections
Counting to start shortlytweet
Freelance journalist Louise Bolotin reports:
Grapevine at #WeaverVale suggests high turnout of more than 70%. Count will start at 2.30am
Labour (part one)standard
- 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
Too close to call?
Cheshire political reporter, BBC News
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.
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.