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Reading East

Results for Reading East Show national results

Winning candidate: Robert Wilson

Majority: 7,605

Electorate: 74,929

Total number of votes cast: 50,511

Adjusted turnout: 66.71

Number of postal votes cast: 9,296

Number of proxy votes cast: 59

Number of rejected votes: 118

Vote share

  • R. Wilson, Conservative Party (42.6%)
  • G.D. Epps, Liberal Democrat (27.3%)
  • A.J. Dodds, Labour Party (25.5%)
  • A.B.W. Pitfield, United Kingdom Independence Party (2.2%)
  • R.J. White, Green Party (2.1%)
  • J.R. Lloyd, Independent (0.2%)
  • M.J. Turberville, Independent (0.1%)

Table of detailed results

Candidate surname Candidate initials Party / description Votes (no) Percentage of votes won
Wilson R. Conservative Party 21,269 42.6
Epps G.D. Liberal Democrat 13,664 27.3
Dodds A.J. Labour Party 12,729 25.5
Pitfield A.B.W. United Kingdom Independence Party 1,086 2.2
White R.J. Green Party 1,069 2.1
Lloyd J.R. Independent 111 0.2
Turberville M.J. Independent 57 0.1
  • Electorate: The number of electors eligible to vote at this election.
  • Valid votes: The total number of valid votes cast.
  • Postal votes counted: The total number of postal votes which went forward to the count after postal ballot verification.
  • Proxies issued: The total number of electors who appointed proxies to vote on their behalf.
  • Rejected ballot: The number of ballot papers which was declared invalid for one or more of the following reasons:
  • the ballot paper did not contain the official mark
  • where the voter had voted for more than the specified number of candidates
  • where the ballot paper contained writing or a mark by which the voter could be identified
  • where the ballot paper was unmarked or where it was unclear what the voter had intended
  • (A ballot paper may also be rejected in part).

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