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Election for the constituency of Manchester, Gorton on 7 May 2015

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

Labour hold by Gerald Kaufman with a majority of 24,079 - 57.3% - on a turnout of 57.6%.

Candidates

Name Party Vote Vote share Vote change
KAUFMAN, Gerald Lab 28,187 67.1% 17.0%
BANNISTER, Laura Green 4,108 9.8% 7.0%
AFZAL, Mohammed Con 4,063 9.7% -1.4%
ECKERSLEY, Phil UKIP 3,434 8.2% -
PAGE, Dave LD 1,782 4.2% -28.4%
HICKMAN, Simon TUSC 264 0.6% -0.3%
CHESHA, Cris Prte 181 0.4% -0.2%

An electorate of 72,992, having a valid vote count of 42,019 and an invalid vote count of 275.

Result declared at 05:00 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.