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Colchester

Shows the general election results for Colchester, which is a constituency in Essex. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 74,064 and a turnout of 62.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LD
Liberal Democrat Hold
Russell, Bob
Majority
6,982
Electorate
74,064
Turnout
62.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
LD 48.0%
Con 32.9%
Lab 12.3%
UKIP 2.9%
BNP 1.5%
Green 1.5%
Eng Dem 0.7%
Essex 0.1%
Ind 0.0%

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 (%)
Russell, Bob  LD 22,151 48.0 0.3
Quince, Will  Con 15,169 32.9 0.8
Newell, Jordan  Lab 5,680 12.3 -7.9
Pitts, John * UKIP 1,350 2.9 2.9
Chaney, Sidney * BNP 705 1.5 1.5
Lynn, Peter * Green 694 1.5 1.5
Bone, Eddie * Eng Dem 335 0.7 0.7
Noble, Garryck * Essex 35 0.1 0.1
Shaw, Paul * Ind 20 0.0 0.0
* 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 BNP Green Eng Dem Essex Ind
2005 47.7% 32.1% 20.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2010 48.0% 32.9% 12.3% 2.9% 1.5% 1.5% 0.7% 0.1% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
352 Colchester 15.1%
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%
286 Colchester 48.0%
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%
457 Colchester 62.3%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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