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 Bracknell
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Andrew MacKay Conservative 22,962 46.6 -0.8
Janet Keene Labour 16,249 33.0 +3.2
Ray Earwicker Liberal Democrat 8,424 17.1 +1.7
Lawrie Boxall UK Independence 1,266 2.6 +1.6
Dominica Roberts ProLife Alliance 324 0.7 +0.2
Majority 6,713 13.6
Turnout 49,225 60.7 -13.8
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 2.0% from Conservative to Labour

Description
Bracknell, with a population of over 50,000, was given New Town status in 1949, and expanded so rapidly that it was given a parliamentary constituency in its own right after the recent boundary review.

A number of fine mansions set in striking estates are testament to the prosperity seen here in the Victorian era. Easthampstead Park and Lily Hill Park are good examples, whilst the Georgian Mansion South Hill Park is now one of the country’s largest arts centres. Binfield, to the north of the town, was the home of the poet Alexander Pope.

Today the town is thriving, and is home to the headquarters of many major companies, including BMW, Waitrose and 3M.

There are also a few affluent dormitory villages outside the town itself, and three institutions of note, the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst - attended by among others shadow defence secretary Iain Duncan Smith - Broadmoor Hospital; and the Met Office.

Andrew Mackay first won this seat, which has since evolved into Bracknell, in 1983. He had previously served the people of Birmingham Stechford from1979.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Bracknell
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Andrew Mackay Conservative 27,983 47.4
Anne Snelgrove Labour 17,596 29.8
Alan Hilliar Liberal Democrat 9,122 15.4
John Tompkins Independent 1,909 3.2
Warwick Cairns Referendum 1,636 2.8
L Boxall UK Independence 569 1.0
Dominica Roberts ProLife Alliance 276 0.5
Majority 10,387 17.6
Turnout 59,091 74.5
 
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