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Braintree

Shows the general election results for Braintree, which is a constituency in Essex. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 71,163 and a turnout of 69.1%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Newmark, Brooks
Majority
16,121
Electorate
71,163
Turnout
69.1%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 52.6%
Lab 19.9%
LD 18.8%
UKIP 5.0%
BNP 2.2%
Green 1.5%

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 (%)
Newmark, Brooks  Con 25,901 52.6 2.7
Edwards, Bill  Lab 9,780 19.9 -10.8
Jarvis, Steve  LD 9,247 18.8 5.2
Ford, Michael  UKIP 2,477 5.0 2.6
Hooks, Paul * BNP 1,080 2.2 2.2
Blench, Daisy * Green 718 1.5 -1.5
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab LD UKIP BNP Green Oth
2005 49.9% 30.7% 13.6% 2.4% 0.0% 2.9% 0.5%
2010 52.6% 19.9% 18.8% 5.0% 2.2% 1.5% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
81 Braintree 32.8%
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%
138 Braintree 52.6%
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%
172 Braintree 69.1%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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