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Saffron Walden

Parliamentary constituency


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



Kemi Badenoch Votes 37,629 header_vote_share 61.8 Net percentage change in seats +4.6



Jane Berney Votes 12,663 header_vote_share 20.8 Net percentage change in seats +9.0


Liberal Democrat

Mike Hibbs Votes 8,528 header_vote_share 14.0 Net percentage change in seats +3.4



Lorna Howe Votes 2,091 header_vote_share 3.4 Net percentage change in seats -10.4

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 61.8
Labour 20.8
Liberal Democrat 14.0
UKIP 3.4

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat

Latest updates

Kemi Badenoch: 'Theresa May the only serious person in the room'

The new Conservative MP for Saffron Walden has told BBC Essex that Mrs May must continue as prime minister in a period of uncertainty.

Kemi Badenoch

Kemi Badenoch said: "She's still the only serious person in the room and this time last year, we had a prime minister resigning who I really liked and felt should have stayed and just got us through it.

"Having another person going now is not going to be good for the country."

New MP for Saffron Walden will be working on transport issues

New Tory MP Kemi Badenoch won the Saffron Walden seat with 37,629 votes and has pledged her support for the prime minister.

Kemi Badenoch

"She has lots of guts - she has been looking long-term at the problems coming down the line," said Ms Badenoch.

The former head of digital at The Spectator magazine takes over from the constituency's long-serving Conservative MP Sir Alan Haselhurst and said their primary difference was that he fought to remain in Europe, while she backed the campaign to leave.

As a member of the London Assembly - which she will now be standing down from - she has previous experience of working on transport and airport issues.

She told the BBC East TV's Election Special this morning that she will be carrying on her "hard work" on these issues - specifically on Stansted - while looking at the challenges commuters face.

Essex elects: Whose majority is the biggest?

We've been doing a bit of calculating, and have run the numbers on all the votes cast across Essex to find out which of the 18 Conservative MPs has the biggest majority.

The winner was Kemi Badenoch, the new MP for Saffron Walden. She's taken over from Sir Alan Haselhurst, who announced his retirement a few weeks ago after acting as MP for the constituency since 1977. Ms Badenoch was elected with a majority of 24,966.

Kemi Badenoch

Meanwhile, the Essex MP with the smallest majority was Jackie Doyle-Price in Thurrock, where just 345 votes split her with the runner up, Labour's John Kent.

The average majority, in case anyone's interested, was 14,849.

Saffron Walden: Conservative hold

Election graphic

Road ahead will be 'tougher than expected'

Kemi Badenoch, the new Conservative MP for Saffron Walden, said the road ahead would be "tougher than expected" because of the party's losses elsewhere in the country.

"I never thought it would be easy," she said. "I don't think the campaign lost momentum - I think given how well-regarded Theresa May was, she chose to make tough decisions, and we had an opponent who was promising the earth.

Kemi Badenoch

"It looks like people didn't like tough choices we were making. It's never easy to sell tough choices."

Saffron Walden gets new Conservative MP

The Tories have held on to Saffron Walden, where Kemi Badenoch has become the MP. She's taken over the mantle from Sir Alan Haslehurst, who announced his retirement when the election was declared.

Four Essex constituencies still to declare

We're still waiting on election results from four Essex constituencies - Braintree, Witham, Brentwood and Saffron Walden, where Conservative Kemi Badenoch is hoping for success.

She was selected as the party's candidate after Sir Alan Haselhurst announced his retirement. He'd been the MP there since 1977.

Kemi Badenoch

Saffron Walden turnout 74.1%

Samantha Dalton

BBC Essex

I'm in Saffron Walden, where the count is under way and the turnout is 74.1%. Again, like most places in Essex, that's up on two years ago when it was 71%.

There are a couple of police officers here as well to provide reassurance.

The Conservatives will be hoping to hold on to the seat, where Sir Alan Haselhurst enjoyed a large majority in 2015. He's retiring and is not standing this year, so whatever happens the constituency will have a new MP in a few hours' time.

Saffron Walden

Faces of concentration in Saffron Walden

Election 2017: Staff start counting in Saffron Walden


, with candidate Alan Haselhurst
, have the following results:
  • 32,926 total votes taken.
  • 57.2% share of the total vote
  • +1.7% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Peter Day
, have the following results:
  • 7,935 total votes taken.
  • 13.8% share of the total vote
  • +9.7% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Jane Berney
, have the following results:
  • 6,791 total votes taken.
  • 11.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.1% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Mike Hibbs
, have the following results:
  • 6,079 total votes taken.
  • 10.6% share of the total vote
  • -16.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Karmel Stannard
, have the following results:
  • 2,174 total votes taken.
  • 3.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.4% change in share of the votes
Residents for Uttlesford
, with candidate Heather Asker
, have the following results:
  • 1,658 total votes taken.
  • 2.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.9% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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