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Dewsbury

Shows the general election results for Dewsbury, which is a constituency in Yorkshire and The Humber. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 78,910 and a turnout of 68.4%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Gain
Reevell, Simon
Majority
1,526
Electorate
78,910
Turnout
68.4%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 35.0%
Lab 32.2%
LD 16.9%
Ind 7.1%
BNP 6.0%
Green 1.6%
Eng Dem 1.2%

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 (%)
Reevell, Simon  Con 18,898 35.0 3.3
Malik, Shahid  Lab 17,372 32.2 -8.4
Hutcheson, Andrew  LD 9,150 16.9 3.2
Iqbal, Khizar  Ind 3,813 7.1 7.1
Roberts, Roger  BNP 3,265 6.0 6.0
Cruden, Adrian * Green 849 1.6 -0.5
Felse, Michael * Eng Dem 661 1.2 1.2
* 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 Ind BNP Green Eng Dem Oth
2005 31.7% 40.6% 13.7% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0% 0.0% 11.9%
2010 35.0% 32.2% 16.9% 7.1% 6.0% 1.6% 1.2% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
601 Dewsbury 2.8%
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%
630 Dewsbury 35.0%
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%
196 Dewsbury 68.4%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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