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Election for the constituency of South Shields on 7 May 2015

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

Labour hold by Emma Lewell-Buck with a majority of 10,614 - 29.3% - on a turnout of 57.8%.


Name Party Vote Vote share Vote change
LEWELL-BUCK, Emma Lab 18,589 51.3% -0.8%
DENNIS, Norman UKIP 7,975 22.0% -
OLIVER, Robert Con 6,021 16.6% -5.0%
FORD, Shirley Green 1,614 4.5% 2.4%
NIGHTINGALE, Lisa Ind 1,427 3.9% -
GORDON, Gita LD 639 1.8% -12.4%

An electorate of 62,730, having a valid vote count of 36,265 and an invalid vote count of 81.

Result declared at 02:34 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.