50 marginal constituencies
1 general election
Northampton North

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

What? Conservative-Labour marginal, with the Liberal Democrats coming a close third in 2010.

Where? North suburbs of Northampton, which is still just about a town rather than a city.

Why? Just the sort of seat Labour need to win in order to become the largest party in the House of Commons.

Previous election results

Data via the Guardian.

Conservative majority in 2010: 1, 936

The MP in the last Parliament – Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis, MP for Northampton North

Michael Ellis, MP for Northampton North

First elected MP for Northampton North in 2010, Michael Ellis (Con) has served on the Home Affairs Select Committee and the Statutory Instruments Select Committee, which scrutinises delegated legislation. More details on Parliament’s website.

@michael_ellis1

The challengers

Former MP for Northampton North Sally Keeble

Former MP for Northampton North Sally Keeble

MP for Northampton North from 1997 to 2010, Sally Keeble (Lab) has spent the last three years setting up an international development agency for the Anglican Church. More details on Keeble’s website.

@sally_keeble

Angela Paterson, Lib Dem challenger for Northampton North

Angela Paterson, Lib Dem challenger for Northampton North

Angela Paterson (Lib Dem) has worked as a secondary school teacher and in computing. More details in the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.

Tom Rubython is the UKIP candidate for Northampton North

Tom Rubython is the UKIP candidate for Northampton North

Tom Rubython is the UKIP candidate for the Northampton North. He is a journalist, entrepreneur and publisher with an interest in business topics and Formula One racing. More details on Rubython’s website.

Tony Clarke, the Green candidate for Northampton North

Tony Clarke, the Green candidate for Northampton North

Formerly the Labour MP for Northampton South, Tony Clarke joined the Green Party in 2013 after several years of working as an independent councillor. More details on Clarke’s website.

@tonyclarkeuk

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