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Election for the constituency of Dewsbury on 7 May 2015

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

Labour gain from Conservatives by Paula Sherriff with a majority of 1,451 - 2.7% - on a turnout of 67.2%.

Candidates

Name Party Vote Vote share Vote change
SHERRIFF, Paula Lab 22,406 41.8% 9.6%
REEVELL, Simon Con 20,955 39.1% 4.1%
THACKRAY, Mark UKIP 6,649 12.4% -
HUSSAIN, Ednan LD 1,924 3.6% -13.4%
CRUDEN, Adrian Green 1,366 2.5% 1.0%
CARTER, Richard YF 236 0.4% -
HAKES, Steve CPA 94 0.2% -

An electorate of 79,770, having a valid vote count of 53,630 and an invalid vote count of 238.

Result declared at 07:24 on 8 May 2015. Declaration times data is not official, as it not recorded on election declarations, so should be regarded as indicative.

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.