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Bridgwater and West Somerset

Shows the general election results for Bridgwater and West Somerset, which is a constituency in Somerset. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 82,180 and a turnout of 66.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Liddell-Grainger, Ian
Majority
9,249
Electorate
82,180
Turnout
66.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 45.3%
LD 28.3%
Lab 17.1%
UKIP 4.8%
BNP 2.4%
Green 1.6%
Ind 0.6%

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 (%)
Liddell-Grainger, Ian  Con 24,675 45.3 -0.1
Butt-Philip, Theodore  LD 15,426 28.3 5.7
Pearce, Kathy  Lab 9,332 17.1 -8.5
Hollings, Peter * UKIP 2,604 4.8 1.1
Treanor, Donna * BNP 1,282 2.4 2.4
Graham, Charles * Green 859 1.6 -1.2
Cudlipp, W. R. * Ind 315 0.6 0.6
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con LD Lab UKIP BNP Green Ind
2005 45.4% 22.6% 25.6% 3.6% 0.0% 2.7% 0.0%
2010 45.3% 28.3% 17.1% 4.8% 2.4% 1.6% 0.6%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
325 Bridgwater and West Somerset 17.0%
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%
377 Bridgwater and West Somerset 45.3%
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%
289 Bridgwater and West Somerset 66.3%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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