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Burnley

Shows the general election results for Burnley, which is a constituency in Lancashire. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 66,615 and a turnout of 62.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LD
Liberal Democrat Gain
Birtwistle, Gordon
Majority
1,818
Electorate
66,615
Turnout
62.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
LD 35.7%
Lab 31.3%
Con 16.6%
BNP 9.0%
Ind 4.5%
UKIP 2.2%
Ind 0.7%

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 (%)
Birtwistle, Gordon  LD 14,932 35.7 12.0
Cooper, Julie  Lab 13,114 31.3 -7.1
Ali, Richard  Con 6,950 16.6 5.8
Wilkinson, Sharon  BNP 3,747 9.0 9.0
Brown, Andrew * Ind 1,876 4.5 4.5
Rawsthorn, Richard * UKIP 929 2.2 1.3
Hennessey, Andrew * Ind 297 0.7 0.7
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year LD Lab Con BNP Ind UKIP Ind Oth
2005 23.7% 38.5% 10.8% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 0.0% 26.1%
2010 35.7% 31.3% 16.6% 9.0% 4.5% 2.2% 4.5% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
573 Burnley 4.3%
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%
628 Burnley 35.7%
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%
442 Burnley 62.8%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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