ELECTION: Conservative’s Sir Alan Haselhurst retains Saffron Walden seat
PUBLISHED: 06:40 08 May 2015 | UPDATED: 06:40 08 May 2015
Sir Alan Haselhurst has retained the Saffron Walden seat, which he has held since 1977.
The Conservative MP won with 32,926 votes, ahead of nearest rival Peter Day, of UKIP.
Mr Day finished the night with 7,935 votes.
Third place went to Jane Berney of Labour, Liberal Democrats’ Mike Hibbs came fourth and fifth and sixth places went to Karmel Stannard, of the Green Party, and Residents for Uttlesford candidate Heather Asker.
The turnout was 71.7 per cent, 0.16 per cent more than in 2010 when 54,484 of the 76,035 constituents voted.
This year, 57,779 votes were cast of the 80,615 electorate.
Sir Alan increased his majority to 24,991.
The result in full: Heather Asker (Residents For Uttlesford) 1,658
Jane Berney (Labour) 6,791
Peter Day (UKIP) 7,935
Alan Haselhurst (Conservative) 32,926
Mike Hibbs (Liberal Democrats) 6,079
Karmel Stannard (Green) 2,174