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Colchester

Shows the general election results for Colchester, which is a constituency in Essex. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 79,996 and a turnout of 66.9%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Will Quince
Majority
5,677
Electorate
79,996
Turnout
66.9%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Con 45.9%
Lab 35.3%
LD 17.0%
Green 1.5%
CPA 0.3%

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 (%)
Will Quince  Con 24,565 45.9 6.9
Tim Young  Lab 18,888 35.3 19.1
Bob Russell  LD 9,087 17.0 -10.5
Mark Goacher * Green 828 1.5 -3.6
Robin Rennie * CPA 177 0.3 0.1
* 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 Green CPA UKIP BNP Eng Dem Essex Ind
2005 32.1% 20.3% 47.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2010 32.9% 12.3% 48.0% 1.5% 0.0% 2.9% 1.5% 0.7% 0.1% 0.0%
2015 38.9% 16.2% 27.5% 5.1% 0.2% 12.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 45.9% 35.3% 17.0% 1.5% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%