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Election for the constituency of Elmet and Rothwell on 7 May 2015

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

Conservative hold by Alec Shelbrooke with a majority of 8,490 - 14.7% - on a turnout of 73.0%.

Candidates

Name Party Vote Vote share Vote change
SHELBROOKE, Alec Con 27,978 48.4% 5.8%
KING, Veronica Lab 19,488 33.7% -0.8%
SPIVEY, Paul UKIP 6,430 11.1% 8.3%
GOLTON, Stewart LD 2,640 4.6% -11.8%
BROOKS, Dave Green 1,261 2.2% -

An electorate of 79,143, having a valid vote count of 57,797 and an invalid vote count of 153.

Result declared at 06:44 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.