Lancashire West

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Rosie Cooper
, have the following results:
  • 24,474 total votes taken.
  • 49.3% share of the total vote
  • +4.1% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Paul Greenall
, have the following results:
  • 16,114 total votes taken.
  • 32.4% share of the total vote
  • -3.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Jack Sen
, have the following results:
  • 6,058 total votes taken.
  • 12.2% share of the total vote
  • +8.5% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Ben Basson
, have the following results:
  • 1,582 total votes taken.
  • 3.2% share of the total vote
  • +2.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Daniel Lewis
, have the following results:
  • 1,298 total votes taken.
  • 2.6% share of the total vote
  • -10.9% change in share of the votes
War Veteran's Pro-Traditional Family Party
, with candidate David Braid
, have the following results:
  • 150 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 8,360 16.8%
Turnout
70.0%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 49.3
CON 32.4
UKIP 12.2
GRN 3.2
LD 2.6
WVP 0.3

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+8.5
LAB
+4.1
GRN
+2.2
WVP
+0.3
CON
-3.7
LD
-10.9

Latest updates Lancashire West

15.07.2016

15:46

Light aircraft 'may have stalled'

A light aircraft which crashed off the Lancashire coast last year "may have stalled" and been unable to recover, says an accident report.

27.06.2016

12:50

IoM ferry firm in Holyhead trial

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is to conduct a berthing trial at Holyhead in North Wales, the firm announces.

24.06.2016

10:35

Every Lancashire district backs Brexit

All 14 districts in Lancashire vote to leave the European Union - with Blackpool returning the largest majority in the North West of England.

13.06.2016

11:21

Firefighters tackle recycling site blaze

A large blaze at a waste material recycling plant in Lancashire is brought under control.

06.05.2016

16:26

Teenager is Preston's youngest councillor

An 18-year-old woman becomes Preston's youngest councillor, retaining St Matthews Ward for Labour.

29.02.2016

11:22

Winter Hill air dead remembered

A memorial service to commemorate the 35 people who died in the 1958 Winter Hill air disaster is held in the Isle of Man.

09.02.2016

00:55

‘Fracking rumours cost us £50,000’

Rowland and Marie Taylor say they lost £50,000 after the possibility of fracking in Lancashire devalued their home.

08.05.2015

04:42
Breaking

Labour Hold

Rosie Cooper keeps Lancashire West for Labour.

02:41

Whatever gets you through the night

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BBC Radio Lancashire tweets: Helping us get through the early hours in ormskirk at the count #GE2015LANCS

01.05.2015

19:20

UKIP man suspended over Jewish slur

The UK Independence Party suspends a parliamentary candidate over a Jewish slur sent to the Labour candidate from his Twitter account.
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Constituency profile

Despite its name, the Lancashire West constituency is nestled in the south-west corner of the county and its two principal townsare Ormskirk and Skelmersdale. The former is an old market town and home to Edge Hill University, while the latter, which was designated a new town in 1961, may be transformed in future years. An ambitious £10m plan to create a new high street, providing 270 permanent jobs, went in front of councillors in March 2015. Almost 76% of residents follow the Christian religion, the 15th-highest ranking, according to data from the ONS 2011 Census for England and Wales.

The seat was formed in 1983 and has been Labour since 1992, with Rosie Cooper winning the last two elections. In 2010, Cooper picked up 45.1% of the vote, followed by the Conservatives on 36.2%, Liberal Democrats 13.6% and UKIP 3.7%.