Kerry McCarthy holds Bristol East for Labour while Tories hold Filton & Bradley Stoke

Kerry McCarthy

Kerry McCarthy

Labour’s Kerry McCarthy has held on to her Bristol East seat while Conservative Jack Lopresti has been re-elected as MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke (FABS), which includes Downend, Staple Hill and Frenchay & Stoke Park.

Ms McCarthy polled almost 4,000 more votes than her nearest rival, Conservative Theo Clarke, taking 39.3% of the vote share (up 2.7%) to keep the seat she first won in 2005.

Theo Clarke increased the Conservatives’ share of the vote by 2.3% to 30.7%. UKIP and the Greens also got a bigger share of the vote than in 2010 but the Lib Dems’ share of the vote went down 18.6%.

The turnout was 64.2, marginally down on the 2010 General Election.

Meanwhile Mr Lopresti increased his share of the vote in FABS by 5.9% to 46.7%.  He now has a majority of almost 10,000.

Jack Lopresti

Jack Lopresti

Labour candidate Ian Boulton lost out to Mr Lopresti for a second time but saw his share of the vote increase slightly. UKIP and the Greens also saw their share rise but the Lib Dems’ share was down 18%.

The turnout was marginally down on 2010 to 69.4%.

Bristol East

Kerry McCarthy (Labour) – 18,148
Theodora Clarke (Conservative) – 14,168
James McMurray (UKIP) – 7,152
Lorraine Francis (Green Party) – 3,827
Abdul Malik (Lib Dem) – 2,689
Matt Gordon (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) – 229



Jack Lopresti (Conservative) – 22,920
Ian Boulton (Labour)- 13,082
Ben Walker (UKIP) -7,261
Pete Bruce (Lib Dem) – 3,581
Diana Warner (Green Party) – 2,257