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Election for the constituency of Wells on 7 May 2015

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

Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats by James Heappey with a majority of 7,585 - 13.3% - on a turnout of 71.7%.

Candidates

Name Party Vote Vote share Vote change
HEAPPEY, James Con 26,247 46.1% 3.6%
MUNT, Tessa LD 18,662 32.8% -11.2%
HIMS, Helen UKIP 5,644 9.9% 6.9%
INCHLEY, Chris Lab 3,780 6.6% -0.9%
COUSINS, Jon Green 2,331 4.1% 3.0%
ARNOLD, Paul Ind 83 0.1% -
DOBBS, Dave TBP 81 0.1% -
WATKINS, Gypsy Ind 76 0.1% -

An electorate of 79,405, having a valid vote count of 56,904 and an invalid vote count of 182.

Result declared at 11:26 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.