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Gainsborough

Shows the general election results for Gainsborough, which is a constituency in Lincolnshire. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 72,939 and a turnout of 67.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Leigh, Edward
Majority
10,559
Electorate
72,939
Turnout
67.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 49.3%
LD 27.8%
Lab 15.6%
UKIP 4.2%
BNP 3.1%

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 (%)
Leigh, Edward  Con 24,266 49.3 5.4
O'Connor, Patrick  LD 13,707 27.8 1.8
McMahon, Jamie  Lab 7,701 15.6 -10.5
Pearson, Steven * UKIP 2,065 4.2 0.1
Porter, Malcolm * BNP 1,512 3.1 3.1
* 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
2005 43.8% 26.0% 26.1% 4.0% 0.0%
2010 49.3% 27.8% 15.6% 4.2% 3.1%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
264 Gainsborough 21.4%
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%
241 Gainsborough 49.3%
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%
231 Gainsborough 67.5%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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