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Election for the constituency of Rayleigh and Wickford on 7 May 2015

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

Conservative hold by Mark Francois with a majority of 17,230 - 32.4% - on a turnout of 69.0%.

Candidates

Name Party Vote Vote share Vote change
FRANCOIS, Mark Con 29,088 54.7% -3.1%
HAYTER, John UKIP 11,858 22.3% 18.1%
HOUGH, David Lab 6,705 12.6% -1.9%
KENDALL, Linda Ind 2,418 4.5% -
PITT, Mike LD 1,622 3.0% -12.1%
YAPP, Sarah Green 1,529 2.9% -

An electorate of 77,174, having a valid vote count of 53,220 and an invalid vote count of 136.

Result declared at 04:44 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.