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Folkestone and Hythe

Shows the general election results for Folkestone and Hythe, which is a constituency in Kent. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 78,005 and a turnout of 67.7%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Collins, Damian
Majority
10,122
Electorate
78,005
Turnout
67.7%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 49.4%
LD 30.3%
Lab 10.8%
UKIP 4.6%
BNP 3.1%
Green 1.2%
Ind 0.5%

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 (%)
Collins, Damian  Con 26,109 49.4 -4.5
Beaumont, Lynne  LD 15,987 30.3 0.7
Worsley, Donald  Lab 5,719 10.8 -1.8
Mckenna, Frank * UKIP 2,439 4.6 3.3
Williams, Harry * BNP 1,662 3.1 3.1
Kemp, Penny * Green 637 1.2 -0.3
Plumstead, David * Ind 247 0.5 0.5
* 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 Ind Oth
2005 53.9% 29.6% 12.6% 1.4% 0.0% 1.5% 0.0% 1.0%
2010 49.4% 30.3% 10.8% 4.6% 3.1% 1.2% 0.5% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
294 Folkestone and Hythe 19.2%
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%
233 Folkestone and Hythe 49.4%
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%
227 Folkestone and Hythe 67.7%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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