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Election for the constituency of Wakefield on 7 May 2015

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

Labour hold by Mary Creagh with a majority of 2,613 - 6.1% - on a turnout of 60.9%.

Candidates

Name Party Vote Vote share Vote change
CREAGH, Mary Lab 17,301 40.3% 1.0%
CALVERT, Antony Con 14,688 34.2% -1.5%
HAZELHURST, Alan UKIP 7,862 18.3% -
CRONIN, Finbarr LD 1,483 3.5% -12.9%
THACKRAY, Rebecca Green 1,069 2.5% 0.5%
GRIFFITHS, Mick TUSC 287 0.7% -
BARR, Elliot CSA 283 0.7% -

An electorate of 70,521, having a valid vote count of 42,973 and an invalid vote count of 106.

Result declared at 06:08 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.