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Clacton

Shows the general election results for Clacton, which is a constituency in Essex. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 67,194 and a turnout of 64.2%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Carswell, Douglas
Majority
12,068
Electorate
67,194
Turnout
64.2%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 53.0%
Lab 25.0%
LD 12.9%
BNP 4.6%
Tendring 2.5%
Green 1.2%
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 (%)
Carswell, Douglas  Con 22,867 53.0 8.6
Henderson, Ivan  Lab 10,799 25.0 -10.9
Green, Michael  LD 5,577 12.9 -0.6
Taylor, Jim * BNP 1,975 4.6 4.6
Allen, Terry * Tendring 1,078 2.5 2.5
Southall, Chris * Green 535 1.2 1.2
Humphrey, Christopher * Ind 292 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 Con Lab LD BNP Tendring Green Ind UKIP Oth
2005 44.5% 35.9% 13.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.6% 1.5%
2010 53.0% 25.0% 12.9% 4.6% 2.5% 1.2% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
159 Clacton 28.0%
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%
123 Clacton 53.0%
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%
381 Clacton 64.2%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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