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After 650 of 650 seats

Castle Point

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

CON

Conservative

Rebecca Harris Votes 30,076 header_vote_share 67.3 Net percentage change in seats +16.4
Party

LAB

Labour

Joe Cooke Votes 11,204 header_vote_share 25.1 Net percentage change in seats +11.2
Party

UKIP

UKIP

David Kurten Votes 2,381 header_vote_share 5.3 Net percentage change in seats -25.9
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Tom Holder Votes 1,049 header_vote_share 2.3 Net percentage change in seats +0.6

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

18,872

Turnout

64.4%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 67.3
Labour 25.1
UKIP 5.3
Liberal Democrat 2.3

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+16.4
Labour
+11.2
Liberal Democrat
+0.6
UKIP
-25.9

Latest updates

Conservatives double majority in Castle Point

Rebecca Harris has retained her seat in the south Essex seat of Castle Point, where she got 30,076 votes.

Labour came second with 11,204, gaining about 5,000 votes from last time.

But UKIP's vote has fallen away hugely, from 14,178 to 2,381. It seems the votes have gone instead to Ms Harris, who has more than doubled her majority from 8,934 to 18,872.

Castle Point: Conservative hold

Result graphic
BBC

Turnout in Castle Point at 64.5%

We've had some more information about turnout from BBC Essex reporter Dick Davies, who's at the count in Castle Point.

This time, the turnout was 64.5%, down from 67% in 2015.

Candidates here include Conservative Rebecca Harris, Joe Cooke for Labour, Lib Dem Tom Holder and UKIP's David Kurten.

Former MP and UKIP agent to face electoral fraud trial

Simon Dedman

BBC Essex political reporter

The former Conservative MP for Castle Point and a UKIP election agent will go on trial charged with electoral fraud.

Bob Spink former MP for Castle Point (right)
BBC

Former Conservative MP Bob Spink, 68, who defected to UKIP and became its first ever MP in 2008, has denied electoral fraud alongside 38-year-old James Parkin.

The pair are accused of submitting false signatures on UKIP nomination papers during the local elections for Castle Point Borough Council in south Essex in 2016.

They appeared before Basildon Crown Court and will stand trial in November.

General election 2017 nomination papers in

With all the general election 2017 candidates' nominations papers in, we've collected together links to where you can find full information from the returning officers in the 18 Essex constituencies:

The election takes place on Thursday, 8 June.

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:

The deadline to register is 22 May
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Rebecca Harris
, have the following results:
  • 23,112 total votes taken.
  • 50.9% share of the total vote
  • +6.9% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Jamie Huntman
, have the following results:
  • 14,178 total votes taken.
  • 31.2% share of the total vote
  • +31.2% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Joe Cooke
, have the following results:
  • 6,283 total votes taken.
  • 13.8% share of the total vote
  • -0.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Dominic Ellis
, have the following results:
  • 1,076 total votes taken.
  • 2.4% share of the total vote
  • +2.4% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Sereena Davey
, have the following results:
  • 801 total votes taken.
  • 1.8% share of the total vote
  • -7.6% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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