St Helens South and Whiston

Shows the general election results for St Helens South and Whiston, which is a constituency in North West. In 2005 it had a total electorate of 62,875 and a turnout of 54.4%.


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 52.0%
Con 26.8%
LD 17.0%
UKIP 4.1%

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 17,815 52.0
Notional Candidate  Con 9,177 26.8
Notional Candidate  LD 5,835 17.0
Notional Candidate * UKIP 1,403 4.1
* Candidate lost their deposit

Highest and lowest 2005

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Easington 58.4%
184 St Helens South and Whiston 25.2%
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.

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Highest winning vote share % Average: 47.6%
1 Knowsley 71.8%
147 St Helens South and Whiston 52.0%
650 Ochil and South Perthshire 31.4%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 61.1%
1 West Dorset 76.4%
542 St Helens South and Whiston 54.4%
650 South Staffordshire 37.6%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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