Worcester

2015 Result:
Conservative: 22534 (45.3%)
Labour: 16888 (34%)
Lib Dem: 1677 (3.4%)
Green: 2024 (4.1%)
UKIP: 6378 (12.8%)
TUSC: 153 (0.3%)
Independent: 69 (0.1%)
MAJORITY: 5646 (11.4%)

Category: Semi-marginal Conservative seat

Geography: West Midlands, Hereford and Worcester.

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Current MP
ROBIN WALKER (Conservative) Born 1978, son of former cabinet minister Peter Walker. Educated at St Pauls School and Oxford University. Former Communications advisor. First elected as MP for Worcester in 2010.
Past Results
2010
Con: 19358 (40%)
Lab: 16376 (33%)
LDem: 9525 (19%)
UKIP: 1360 (3%)
Oth: 2355 (5%)
MAJ: 2982 (6%)
2005
Con: 16277 (35%)
Lab: 19421 (42%)
LDem: 7557 (16%)
UKIP: 1113 (2%)
Oth: 2020 (4%)
MAJ: 3144 (7%)
2001
Con: 15712 (36%)
Lab: 21478 (49%)
LDem: 5578 (13%)
UKIP: 1442 (3%)
MAJ: 5766 (13%)
1997
Con: 18423 (36%)
Lab: 25848 (50%)
LDem: 6462 (13%)
Oth: 886 (2%)
MAJ: 7425 (14%)

Demographics
2015 Candidates
ROBIN WALKER (Conservative) See above.
JOY SQUIRES (Labour) Born Shrewsbury. University lecturer. Worcester councillor.
FREDERICA SMITH (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Aberystwyth University. Customer services manager. Taunton Deane councillor since 2013.
JAMES GOAD (UKIP)
LOUIS STEPHEN (Green) Engineering manager. Contested Worcester 2010.
MARK SHUKER (Independent)
PETE MCNALLY (TUSC)
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Comments - 108 Responses on “Worcester”
  1. Wouldn’t they be better having an approved candidates list, where people sit a basic assessment, have a DBS check and make sure their social media is reasonable… and then anyone can apply to a CLP for consideration?

    Though I think in the current climate, everything is dismissed as smears, fake news, establishment closing ranks etc

  2. Tbf I don’t understand how some of these candidates arent pulled up by their local party over social media. I wouldnt have gotten away with it

  3. Agree Matt.

    If I was a supporter of a wannabe candidate who’s had some questionable social media posts, I’d just say ‘come off Facebook and Twitter’ or ask they start again.

    The chances of someone screenshotting everything you’ve ever posted and being able to strike when needed are minimal…

  4. The thing is, it’s very difficult indeed to expunge all traces of your former self from the internet. Ben Bradley scrubbed his Facebook & Twitter entirely but still got tripped up over comments he had made, under a pseudonym, on an obscure blog. And of course, if people screenshot something you wrote, you literally can’t delete it.

  5. She’s been dropped as a candidate. See ya!

  6. Green Cllr Louise Griffiths has defected to the Conservatives here, (citing anti-Semitism in the Greens).

    That gives them a majority of 1 on the Council.

  7. If you wanted to join a political party free from bigotry… well, let’s just say the Tories would not be my choice.

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