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Election for the constituency of Colchester on 7 May 2015

An election to the 56th Parliament of the United Kingdom for the constituency area of Colchester, held as part of the general election on 7 May 2015.

Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats by Will Quince with a majority of 5,575 - 11.5% - on a turnout of 65.5%.

Candidates

Name Party Vote Vote share Vote change
QUINCE, Will Con 18,919 38.9% 6.1%
RUSSELL, Bob LD 13,344 27.5% -20.5%
NEWELL, Jordan Lab 7,852 16.2% 3.8%
PITTS, John UKIP 5,870 12.1% 9.2%
GOACHER, Mark Green 2,499 5.1% 3.6%
SCRIMSHAW, Ken CPA 109 0.2% -

An electorate of 74,204, having a valid vote count of 48,593 and an invalid vote count of 117.

Result declared at 05:44 on 8 May 2015. Declarations times do not form part of election declarations and should be regarded as indicative rather than official.

Under section 13(b) of the Representation of the People Act 1985, a candidate gaining 5% or less of the vote share will forfeit their deposit.