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Battleground Anglia: Huntingdon

The Conservatives won the Huntingdon constituency in Cambridgeshire at the 2010 General Election with a majority of nearly 11,000 votes. Photo: ITV News Anglia

The Huntingdon constituency is a rural and affluent community, with good transport links to both London and Cambridge although the A14 is increasingly congested.

The neighbouring town of Huntingdon and Godmanchester are in the north of the seat with St Neots to the south.

It was one of the few seats in the Anglia region to see a shift away from the Conservatives at the 2010 election.

  • Conservative majority in 2010: 10,819
  • The Lib Dems would need a swing of 10% to win in 2015 and Labour would need a 19% swing
  • UKIP have been growing in strength in this part of Cambridgeshire
Share of the vote in the Huntingdon constituency at the last General Election. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The constituency has been held continuously by the Conservatives since 1945.

It used to be the seat of former Prime Minister Sir John Major and has been among the safest Conservative seats in the country. From 1983 to 2001 he secured over 60% of the vote, apart from in 1997, when his share of the vote dipped to 55%.

Candidates in 2015

  • Paul Bullen - UKIP
  • Rod Cantrill - Liberal Democrats
  • Jonathan Djanogly - Conservative
  • Dr Nik Johnson - Labour
  • Tom Maclennan - Green
Electorate in 2013
Population in 2011
Population density (people per hectare)

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