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Braintree

Shows the general election results for Braintree, which is a constituency in Essex. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 75,316 and a turnout of 69.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
James Cleverly
Majority
18,422
Electorate
75,316
Turnout
69.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Con 62.8%
Lab 27.6%
LD 4.3%
UKIP 3.5%
Green 1.8%

Party results and changes 2015 - 2017

Results for each party with number of votes, percentage share of the vote and changes since last election.

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
James Cleverly  Con 32,873 62.8 9.0
Malcolm Fincken  Lab 14,451 27.6 9.1
Peter Turner * LD 2,251 4.3 -0.6
Richard Bingley * UKIP 1,835 3.5 -15.3
Thomas Pashby * Green 916 1.8 -1.4
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab LD UKIP Green Ind BNP Oth
2005 49.9% 30.7% 13.6% 2.4% 2.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
2010 52.6% 19.9% 18.8% 5.0% 1.5% 0.0% 2.2% 0.0%
2015 53.8% 18.5% 4.9% 18.8% 3.1% 0.6% 0.2% 0.0%
2017 62.8% 27.6% 4.3% 3.5% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%