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Cheltenham

Shows the general election results for Cheltenham, which is a constituency in Gloucestershire. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 78,998 and a turnout of 66.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LD
Liberal Democrat Hold
Horwood, Martin
Majority
4,920
Electorate
78,998
Turnout
66.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
LD 50.5%
Con 41.2%
Lab 5.1%
UKIP 2.3%
MRLP 0.9%

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 (%)
Horwood, Martin  LD 26,659 50.5 11.1
Coote, Mark  Con 21,739 41.2 2.4
Green, James  Lab 2,703 5.1 -6.7
Bowman, Peter * UKIP 1,192 2.3 1.0
Hanks, Dancing Ken * MRLP 493 0.9 0.9
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year LD Con Lab UKIP MRLP Oth Green
2005 39.4% 38.7% 11.8% 1.3% 0.0% 6.6% 2.2%
2010 50.5% 41.2% 5.1% 2.3% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
464 Cheltenham 9.3%
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%
199 Cheltenham 50.5%
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%
265 Cheltenham 66.8%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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