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Belfast South

Shows the general election results for Belfast South, which is a constituency in Belfast. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 59,524 and a turnout of 57.4%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

SDLP
Social Democratic & Labour Party Hold
McDonnell, Alasdair
Majority
5,926
Electorate
59,524
Turnout
57.4%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
SDLP 41.0%
DUP 23.7%
UCU 17.3%
Alliance 15.0%
Green 3.0%

Party results and changes 2005 - 2010

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

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
McDonnell, Alasdair  SDLP 14,026 41.0 8.7
Spratt, Jimmy  DUP 8,100 23.7 -4.7
Bradshaw, Paula  UCU 5,910 17.3 17.3
Lo, Anna  Alliance 5,114 15.0 15.0
McGibbon, Adam * Green 1,036 3.0 3.0
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year SDLP DUP UCU Alliance Green UUP SF Oth
2005 32.3% 28.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 22.7% 9.0% 7.6%
2010 41.0% 23.7% 17.3% 15.0% 3.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
318 Belfast South 17.3%
650 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 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: 47.2%
1 Liverpool, Walton 72.0%
512 Belfast South 41.0%
650 Norwich South 29.4%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 65.1%
1 East Renfrewshire 77.3%
588 Belfast South 57.4%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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