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Chelmsford

Shows the general election results for Chelmsford, which is a constituency in Essex. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 77,525 and a turnout of 70.4%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Burns, Simon
Majority
5,110
Electorate
77,525
Turnout
70.4%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 46.2%
LD 36.8%
Lab 11.0%
UKIP 2.8%
BNP 1.6%
Green 0.9%
Eng Dem 0.5%
Beer 0.3%

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 (%)
Burns, Simon  Con 25,207 46.2 6.7
Robinson, Stephen  LD 20,097 36.8 6.6
Dixon, Peter  Lab 5,980 11.0 -16.0
Wedon, Ken * UKIP 1,527 2.8 -0.6
Bateman, Michael * BNP 899 1.6 1.6
Thomson, Angela * Green 476 0.9 0.9
Tilbrook, Claire * Eng Dem 254 0.5 0.5
Sherman, Ben * Beer 153 0.3 0.3
* 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 BNP Green Eng Dem Beer
2005 39.5% 30.3% 26.9% 3.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2010 46.2% 36.8% 11.0% 2.8% 1.6% 0.9% 0.5% 0.3%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
463 Chelmsford 9.4%
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%
339 Chelmsford 46.2%
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%
122 Chelmsford 70.4%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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