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Belfast West

Shows the general election results for Belfast West, which is a constituency in Belfast. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 59,522 and a turnout of 54%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

SF
Sinn Féin Hold
Adams, Gerry
Majority
17,579
Electorate
59,522
Turnout
54%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
SF 71.1%
SDLP 16.4%
DUP 7.6%
UCU 3.1%
Alliance 1.9%

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 (%)
Adams, Gerry  SF 22,840 71.1 0.6
Attwood, Alex  SDLP 5,261 16.4 1.8
Humphrey, William  DUP 2,436 7.6 -3.0
Manwaring, Bill * UCU 1,000 3.1 3.1
Hendron, Maire * Alliance 596 1.9 1.9
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year SF SDLP DUP UCU Alliance UUP Oth
2005 70.5% 14.6% 10.6% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3% 2.1%
2010 71.1% 16.4% 7.6% 3.1% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
4 Belfast West 54.7%
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%
2 Belfast West 71.1%
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%
628 Belfast West 54.0%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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