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Wells

Shows the general election results for Wells, which is a constituency in Somerset. In 2005 it had a total electorate of 78,234 and a turnout of 67.7%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2005 general election.

CON
Conservative Gain
Notional Candidate
Majority
3,040
Electorate
78,234
Turnout
67.7%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2005
Con 43.6%
LD 37.8%
Lab 15.6%
UKIP 3.0%

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  Con 23,071 43.6
Notional Candidate  LD 20,031 37.8
Notional Candidate  Lab 8,288 15.6
Notional Candidate * UKIP 1,575 3.0
* Candidate lost their deposit

Highest and lowest 2005

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Easington 58.4%
541 Wells 5.7%
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%
480 Wells 43.6%
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%
101 Wells 67.7%
650 South Staffordshire 37.6%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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