Washington and Sunderland West

Shows the general election results for Washington and Sunderland West, which is a constituency in North East. In 2005 it had a total electorate of 68,459 and a turnout of 47.4%.


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 68.8%
LD 16.2%
Con 15.0%

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 22,327 68.8
Notional Candidate  LD 5,267 16.2
Notional Candidate  Con 4,864 15.0

Highest and lowest 2005

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Easington 58.4%
8 Washington and Sunderland West 52.6%
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%
8 Washington and Sunderland West 68.8%
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%
635 Washington and Sunderland West 47.4%
650 South Staffordshire 37.6%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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