Houghton and Sunderland South

Shows the general election results for Houghton and Sunderland South, which is a constituency in North East. In 2005 it had a total electorate of 69,721 and a turnout of 53.2%.


Summary of the key information for the 2005 general election.

Labour Gain
Notional Candidate

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2005
Lab 62.0%
Con 16.2%
LD 14.5%
Oth 7.2%

Party results

Results for each party with number of votes, percentage share of the vote and changes since last election.

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Notional Candidate  Lab 23,007 62.0
Notional Candidate  Con 6,021 16.2
Notional Candidate  LD 5,395 14.5
Notional Candidate  Oth 2,682 7.2

Highest and lowest 2005

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Easington 58.4%
20 Houghton and Sunderland South 45.8%
650 Gillingham and Rainham 0.0%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

View full list
Highest winning vote share % Average: 47.6%
1 Knowsley 71.8%
21 Houghton and Sunderland South 62.0%
650 Ochil and South Perthshire 31.4%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

View full list
Highest % turnout Average: 61.1%
1 West Dorset 76.4%
577 Houghton and Sunderland South 53.2%
650 South Staffordshire 37.6%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

View full list