Welcome to the Londonmultimedia news coverage of the Uxbridge and South Ruislip count at the General Election 2015.
Results of Uxbridge & South Ruislip constituency
I’m Marta Malagon reporting from Brunel University in Uxbridge.
06:10 am. Signing off.
Lots of tired faces at Brunel University. Boris Johnson won the seat as it was expected.
It’s time to go home and have some sleep, it’s been a long and exciting night. Thank you very much for following us.
06:05 am. Boris leaves Brunel University as an MP for Uxbridge & South Ruislip.
05:45 am. Audio. UKIP candidate Jack Duffin makes short speech.
05:40 am. Audio. Labour candidate Chris Summer’s speech after Boris Johnson victory.
Chris Summers has said he thinks people have fallen for the cult of celebrity when voting Boris Johnson.
05:30 am. Video and audio from Boris Johnson’s speech after being elected MP for Uxbridge & South Ruislip.
05:10 am. Official results
Michael Francis Cox – Liberal Democrats: 2215 votes
Michael Doherty – Independent: 39 votes
Jack Duffin – UKIP: 6346 votes
Gary Harbord – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition: 180 votes
Howling ‘Laud’ Hope – The Official Monster Raving Loony Party: 72 votes
James Franklyn Jackson – Independent: 14 votes
Boris Johnson – The Conservative Party: 22511 votes
Lord Toby Jug – The Eccentric Party of Great Britain: 50 votes
Jane Lawrence – The Realists’ Party: 18 votes
Graham Lee – Green Party: 1414 votes
Sabrina Shafika Moosun – Communities United Party: 52 votes
Chris Summers – Labour Party: 11816 votes
Jenny Thompson – Independent: 84
Ballot papers rejected: 103
4:30 am. BREAKING: Boris Johnson is the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Pictures, sound and video shortly.
4:20 am. The Returning officer has called the candidates for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Results coming up shortly.
4:15 am. Results for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner announced.
Conservative Nick Hurd keeps his seat with over 30.000 votes.
4 am. Lots of tired faces in the room. We’re still waiting.
3:45 am. Journalists gather in front of the stage as results are expected soon.
3:40 am. The candidate of The Official Monster Raving Loony Party, Howling ‘Laud’ Hope, waits for results.
3:17 am. The count still goes on. Results expected in about an hour now.
3:15 am. Boris Johnson is back in the building.
2:55 am. We’ve been told we might get the results earlier than expected. Maybe in about 90 minutes.
Coffee still needed.
2:20 am. I’ve had some technical problems, but thanks to fellow reporter Tayo Popoola I can share the video of Boris Johnson leaving the building at Uxbridge.
He’s been followed by the press and fans who have been standing outside just to see him.
2:05 am. The vote count is still going on at Brunel University.
Journalists patiently wait for the results in the Media Centre.
1:45 am. The turnout at Uxbridge & South Ruislip for 2015 General Election is 63.60%.
In 2010 it was 60.99%
1:13 am. The vote count is on schedule. The results are expected for 6 am.
0:50 am. Boris Johnson has left the building. There are some young supporters outside waiting just to see him.
We’ve spoken to 19-year-old Olivia. She’s a student at Brunel University and she’s told us what she likes about the Conservative candidate.
11:55 pm. Conservative candidate Boris Johnson has arrived here at the count.
He’s been speaking to members of staff and people counting votes.
11:30 pm. Lord Toby Jug has arrived at Brunel University, and he’s brought the cardboard figure of Boris Johnson with him!
He’s talking to the press at the moment.
11:15 pm. Lord Toby Jug is the candidate from The Eccentric Party of Great Britain for Uxbridge & South Ruislip.
He’s just tweeted a picture in which he appears with a cardboard figure of Conservative candidate Boris Johnson.
#Uxbridge @MayorofLondon Giving it Eccentrically large to Boris in Uxbridge pic.twitter.com/gypFr68jA8
— Lord Toby Jug (@LordTobyJug) May 7, 2015
LMMN reporter David Waters interviewed him a few weeks ago.
11:06 pm. Labour candidate for Uxbridge & South Ruislip Chris Summers has tweeted a message thanking his campaign team.
Whatever the result tonight we gave it our best shot. Thanks to all at @UxbridgeLabour who worked so damned hard over last 9 months #GE2015
— Chris Summers (@chris4uxbridge) May 7, 2015
10:49 pm. Ballot Boxes have arrived and the count is officially underway.
It’s expected that results will be officially announced at around 6 am, it’s going to be a long night.
UKIP candidate for Uxbridge & South Ruislip Jack Duffin has tweeted about it.
And my count is due in 8 hours. . https://t.co/HIHx1SvZrQ
— Jack Duffin (@JackDuffin) May 7, 2015
The constituency is a safe Tory seat.
National interest in the seat centres on the fact that Mayor of London Boris Johnson is hoping to return to Parliament as its Conservative candidate
Boris is standing as an MP for the second time, having previously served as the MP for Henley.
He’s expected to be elected by a very large majority and exit polls are predicting conservative gains across the country.
In the 2010 election, outgoing conservative MP John Randall won a comfortable victory, taking 48.3 per cent of the total vote.
This was more than double that of his nearest rival from the Labour Party.
Mr Randall is standing down after 18 years.
The seat is also being contested by Monster Raving Loony Party leader candidate Alan ‘Howling Laud’ Hope and Monster Raving Loony Party breakaway party The Eccentric party, who are led by Lord Toby Jug.
Candidates standing in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip are:
Michael Francis Cox Liberal Democrats
Michael Doherty Independent
Jack Duffin UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Gary Harbord Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Howling Laud Hope Official Monster Raving Loony Party
James Jackson Independent
Boris Johnson Conservative Party
Lord Toby Jug The Eccentric Party of Great Britain
Jane Lawrence The Realists’ Party
Graham Lee Green Party
Sabrina Moosun Communities United Party
Chris Summers Labour Party
Jenny Thompson Independent
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