The outcome of polling for the 2015 election has been announced by High Sheriff, Ron Holland.
The incumbent Conservative MP Andrew Turner has been re-elected as Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight.
Mr Turner received 28,591 votes. That’s 40.67 % of the votes cast – and 26.28% of the voting population of the Island.
The other results:
UKIP – 14,888
Green – 9,404
Labour – 8,984
LibDem – 5,235
Indie – 3,198
Of those who could have voted
Andrew Turner (Conservative) – 26.28%
Iain McKie (UKIP) – 13.68%
Vix Lowthion (Green) – 8.64%
Stewart Blackmore (Lab) – 8.26%
David Goodall (Lib-Dem) – 4.81%
Ian Stephens (Indie) – 2.94%
Of those who voted
Andrew Turner (Conservative) – 40.67%
Iain McKie (UKIP) – 21.18%
Vix Lowthion (Green) – 13.38%
Stewart Blackmore (Lab) – 12.78%
David Goodall (Lib-Dem) – 7.45%
Ian Stephens (Indie) – 4.55%
The video of the results being announced & Andrew Turner’s speech
Speeches of the other candidates
How much larger is the 2015 Party vote count, than 2010?
Change in Party voting levels
In the 2010 election, Mr Turner received 32,810 votes – giving him a majority of 10,527 over the Liberal Democrat candidate, Jill Wareham.
This is Mr Turner’s fourth consecutive win on the Island, first winning the seat from Liberal Democrat, Peter Brand, in 2001.
There has been much controversy surrounding Mr Turner’s election campaign. In January, members of the Executive of the Isle of Wight Conservative Association made clear they wishes for him to stand down.
Mr Turner went on to survive an Executive vote of ‘no confidence’ by one vote and remained resolute as candidate. He then lost his second Agent, David Walter, who was replaced by Chairman of the Isle of Wight Conservative Association, Ian Ward.
Andrew Turner’s majority increased
Despite of this – or perhaps because of it – Andrew Turner has increased his majority (the gap between himself and the next person), by 30%)
Updated a number of times as more detail became available.
07:52: Added Change in Party voting levels chart
08:08 Added link to last night’s liver coverage.
10:58 Added 2015 vs 2010 Party vote multiplier chart
17 Jul 2015 – Noticed %age of those who could have voted was missing. Added it