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Gillingham and Rainham

Shows the general election results for Gillingham and Rainham, which is a constituency in Kent. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 70,814 and a turnout of 66.1%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Gain
Chishti, Rehman
Majority
8,680
Electorate
70,814
Turnout
66.1%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 46.2%
Lab 27.7%
LD 18.1%
UKIP 3.2%
BNP 2.5%
Eng Dem 1.0%
Green 0.8%
Ind 0.3%
Medway 0.2%

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 (%)
Chishti, Rehman  Con 21,624 46.2 5.5
Clark, Paul  Lab 12,944 27.7 -13.1
Stamp, Andrew  LD 8,484 18.1 2.8
Oakley, Robert * UKIP 1,515 3.2 0.6
Ravenscroft, Brian * BNP 1,149 2.5 2.5
Lacy, Dean * Eng Dem 464 1.0 1.0
Marchant, Trish * Green 356 0.8 0.8
Bryan, Gordon * Ind 141 0.3 0.3
Meegan, George * Medway 109 0.2 0.2
* 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 UKIP BNP Eng Dem Green Ind Medway Oth
2005 40.7% 40.7% 15.3% 2.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%
2010 46.2% 27.7% 18.1% 3.2% 2.5% 1.0% 0.8% 0.3% 0.2% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
302 Gillingham and Rainham 18.6%
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%
336 Gillingham and Rainham 46.2%
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%
296 Gillingham and Rainham 66.1%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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