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Bury St Edmunds

Shows the general election results for Bury St Edmunds, which is a constituency in Suffolk. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 84,716 and a turnout of 69.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Ruffley, David
Majority
12,380
Electorate
84,716
Turnout
69.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 47.5%
LD 26.4%
Lab 16.6%
UKIP 5.1%
Green 4.3%

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 (%)
Ruffley, David  Con 27,899 47.5 1.2
Chappell, David  LD 15,519 26.4 6.7
Hind, Kevin  Lab 9,776 16.6 -10.7
Howlett, John  UKIP 3,003 5.1 1.6
Ereira-Guyer, Mark * Green 2,521 4.3 1.3
* 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 Green
2005 46.4% 19.8% 27.3% 3.5% 3.0%
2010 47.5% 26.4% 16.6% 5.1% 4.3%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
268 Bury St Edmunds 21.1%
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%
296 Bury St Edmunds 47.5%
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%
163 Bury St Edmunds 69.3%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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