50 marginal constituencies
1 general election
Broxtowe

For the final results in each of 50for15's constituencies, see this post.

What? Conservative-Labour marginal won by the Conservatives in 2010 with a majority of 389 votes.

Where? North-west suburb of Nottingham

Why? Nick Palmer, the Labour MP for the seat from 1997-2010 is standing again against current MP Anna Soubry. A must-win seat for Labour if they are to have any chances of becoming the largest party in Parliament.

Previous election results

Data via the Guardian.

Conservative majority in 2010: 389

The MP in the last Parliament – Anna Soubry

Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe

Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe

Having worked as a newspaper and TV journalist, as well as as a barrister, Anna Soubry (Con) was elected MP for Broxtowe in 2010. In Parliament she has worked as a junior health minister and as Minister of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans. Full biography on Soubry’s website.

@Anna_SoubryMP

The challengers

Nick Palmer, former MP for Broxtowe, and Labour challenger for the seat

Nick Palmer, former MP for Broxtowe, and Labour challenger for the seat

Nick Palmer (Lab) was MP for Broxtowe from 1997 to 2010, during which time he served as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS)  in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and then as PPS to the Minister of State, Malcolm Wicks, first in the Department of Trade and Industry and later in the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. He returns to contest his old seat. Full biography on Palmer’s website.

@Nick4Broxtowe

Frank Dunne is the UKIP candidate for Broxtowe.

Frank Dunne is the UKIP candidate for Broxtowe.

Frank Dunne is standing as the UKIP candidate. More details on the UKIP Broxtowe website.

David Kirwan, the Green Party's candidate for Broxtowe

David Kirwan, the Green Party’s candidate for Broxtowe

David Kirwan (Green) works for the trade union UNISON within the NHS and as a councillor in Kimberley, a town north of Nottingham that lies within the constituency of Broxtowe. More details on the Broxtowe Green Party’s website.

@davegaz

Ray Barry is the Justice for Men and Boys Party candidate for Broxtowe. He is the leader of Real Fathers for Justice.

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