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After 650 of 650 seats

Reading West

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Alok Sharma Votes 25,311 header_vote_share 48.9 Net percentage change in seats +1.2
Party

LAB

Labour

Olivia Bailey Votes 22,435 header_vote_share 43.3 Net percentage change in seats +9.4
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Meri O'Connell Votes 3,041 header_vote_share 5.9 Net percentage change in seats +1.0
Party

GRN

Green Party

Jamie Whitham Votes 979 header_vote_share 1.9 Net percentage change in seats -1.0

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

2,876

Turnout

69.5%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 48.9
Labour 43.3
Liberal Democrat 5.9
Green Party 1.9

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+9.4
Conservative
+1.2
Liberal Democrat
+1.0
Green Party
-1.0

Latest updates

Reading West: Conservative hold

Election result
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Turnout up in crucial Reading seats

Toby Wadey

BBC South

Turnout is up in both Reading seats.

They are currently held by Conservatives but, if the exit poll is correct, they could fall to Labour.

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Turnout in Reading East is 73.35%, up from 69%.

Turnout in Reading West is 69.67%, up from 66.7%.

BreakingReading West: Conservative hold

Conservative Alok Sharma has held Reading West.

The exit poll had suggested the seat would fall to Labour.

Student turnout looks high

BBC South's Political Editors Peter Henley's early assessment.

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Nerves for Conservatives in Reading

Reporter Nick Johnson is in Reading for us tonight.

He says: "Conservative borough councillor in Reading says he's "very nervous" after exit polls predict both Reading seats to switch from blue to red."

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Reading is 'one to watch' in run up to General Election

Alok Sharma and Rob Wilson
BBC

As Jeremy Corbyn takes his election campaign to Scotland, in Reading, the local Labour party says it will fight to stop the town sleepwalking back to the Tories.

Its candidates for the Reading East and West constituencies ahead of June's General Election are being chosen by the party nationally.

Reading's sitting MP's, Conservatives Rob Wilson and Alok Sharma have confirmed they'll stand again.

BBC South's political editor Peter Henley says Reading is an interesting one to watch in general elections, as it often "goes against the tide" in national politics.

Will we be watching Labour or will we be watching Liberal Democrats? They seem to be the resurgent ones at the moment, in the past the Liberal Democrats have mounted a strong challenge, more in Reading East than Reading West, but in both constituencies.

Peter HenleyBBC South's political editor
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Alok Sharma
, have the following results:
  • 23,082 total votes taken.
  • 47.7% share of the total vote
  • +4.5% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Victoria Groulef
, have the following results:
  • 16,432 total votes taken.
  • 33.9% share of the total vote
  • +3.4% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Malik Azam
, have the following results:
  • 4,826 total votes taken.
  • 10.0% share of the total vote
  • +6.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Meri O'Connell
, have the following results:
  • 2,355 total votes taken.
  • 4.9% share of the total vote
  • -15.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Miriam Kennet
, have the following results:
  • 1,406 total votes taken.
  • 2.9% share of the total vote
  • +1.7% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Suzie Ferguson
, have the following results:
  • 156 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Neil Adams
, have the following results:
  • 83 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes
The Roman Party.Ave
, with candidate Philip West
, have the following results:
  • 64 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

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