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Gateshead

Shows the general election results for Gateshead, which is a constituency in North East. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 66,492 and a turnout of 57.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Mearns, Ian
Majority
12,549
Electorate
66,492
Turnout
57.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 54.1%
LD 21.3%
Con 14.9%
BNP 4.7%
UKIP 2.9%
Green 1.0%
TUSC 0.7%
Christian 0.3%

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 (%)
Mearns, Ian  Lab 20,712 54.1 -7.3
Hindle, Frank  LD 8,163 21.3 0.6
Anderson, Hazel  Con 5,716 14.9 4.8
Scott, Kevin * BNP 1,787 4.7 4.7
Tennant, John * UKIP 1,103 2.9 -0.4
Redfern, Andy * Green 379 1.0 1.0
Brunskill, Elaine * TUSC 266 0.7 0.7
Walton, David * Christian 131 0.3 0.3
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab LD Con BNP UKIP Green TUSC Christian Oth
2005 61.4% 20.7% 10.2% 0.0% 3.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.3%
2010 54.1% 21.3% 14.9% 4.7% 2.9% 1.0% 0.7% 0.3% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
79 Gateshead 32.8%
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%
101 Gateshead 54.1%
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%
581 Gateshead 57.5%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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