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Clacton

Shows the general election results for Clacton, which is a constituency in Essex. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 68,566 and a turnout of 64.4%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

CON
Conservative Gain
Giles Watling
Majority
15,828
Electorate
68,566
Turnout
64.4%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Con 61.2%
Lab 25.4%
UKIP 7.6%
LD 2.0%
Green 1.6%
Ind 1.0%
Eng Dem 0.7%
Ind 0.5%

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 (%)
Giles Watling  Con 27,031 61.2 24.6
Tasha Osben  Lab 11,203 25.4 11.0
Paul Oakley  UKIP 3,357 7.6 -36.8
David Grace * LD 887 2.0 0.2
Chris Southall * Green 719 1.6 -1.0
Caroline Shearer * Ind 449 1.0 1.0
Robin Tilbrook * Eng Dem 289 0.7 0.7
Nick Martin * Ind 210 0.5 0.5
* 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 UKIP LD Green Ind Eng Dem Ind BNP Tendring Oth
2005 44.5% 35.9% 4.6% 13.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5%
2010 53.0% 25.0% 0.0% 12.9% 1.2% 0.7% 0.0% 0.7% 4.6% 2.5% 0.0%
2015 36.7% 14.4% 44.4% 1.8% 2.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 61.2% 25.4% 7.6% 2.0% 1.6% 1.0% 0.7% 1.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%