50 marginal constituencies
1 general election
Great Yarmouth

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

What? Conservative-Labour marginal with UKIP gaining a lot of support.

Where? Coastal East Anglia, east of Norwich.

Why? UKIP made large gains in the local council elections and have polled 32% in a Lord Ashcroft poll just after the elections, placing them 1% behind the Conservatives. The seat is one Labour need to gain in order to form a majority.

Previous election results

Data via the Guardian.

Conservative majority in 2010: 4, 276

The MP in the last Parliament – Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis, MP for Great Yarmouth

Brandon Lewis, MP for Great Yarmouth

A former  barrister, Brandon Lewis (Con) was first elected MP for Great Yarmouth in 2010. In Parliament, he has served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government and he is now Minister of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government with responsibility for Housing and Planning. Lewis has run the London marathon twice. Full biography on Lewis’ website.

@brandonlewis

The challengers

Labour's Lara Norris

Labour’s Lara Norris

Lara Norris (Lab) previously worked for the charity Home-Start, which supports parents with children under five, and as the office manager of Luton South MP, Gavin Shuker. She currently works part time for a non-profit environmental organisation. Full biography on Great Yarmouth Labour’s website.

@lara_norris

Alan Grey, the UKIP candidate for Great Yarmouth

Alan Grey, the UKIP candidate for Great Yarmouth

A county councillor, Alan Grey (UKIP) is a businessman. He is particularly interested in improving local infrastructure. More details on the Great Yarmouth UKIP website.

@ukip_gy

Harry Webb, the Green candidate for Great Yarmouth

Harry Webb, the Green candidate for Great Yarmouth

Caister-on-Sea Parish Councillor Harry Webb founded the Great Yarmouth branch of the Green Party. He works at a residential care home in Rollesby, a village north-west of Yarmouth. More details in the Norwich Evening News.

@haroldleeewebb

CISTA's Sam Townley

CISTA’s Sam Townley

18 year old Sam Townley is standing for the Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol Party. Further details on Facebook.

@samcista

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