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Burton

Shows the general election results for Burton, which is a constituency in Staffordshire. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 74,874 and a turnout of 66.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Gain
Griffiths, Andrew
Majority
6,304
Electorate
74,874
Turnout
66.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 44.5%
Lab 31.9%
LD 15.8%
BNP 4.8%
UKIP 2.9%

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 (%)
Griffiths, Andrew  Con 22,188 44.5 7.2
Smeeth, Ruth  Lab 15,884 31.9 -10.2
Rodgers, Michael  LD 7,891 15.8 3.4
Hewitt, Alan * BNP 2,409 4.8 4.8
Lancaster, Philip * UKIP 1,451 2.9 1.0
* 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 BNP UKIP Oth
2005 37.3% 42.1% 12.5% 0.0% 1.9% 6.2%
2010 44.5% 31.9% 15.8% 4.8% 2.9% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
399 Burton 12.7%
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%
403 Burton 44.5%
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%
274 Burton 66.5%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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