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Halifax

Shows the general election results for Halifax, which is a constituency in Yorkshire and The Humber. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 70,380 and a turnout of 61.9%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Riordan, Linda
Majority
1,472
Electorate
70,380
Turnout
61.9%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 37.4%
Con 34.0%
LD 19.1%
BNP 6.3%
Ind 1.7%
UKIP 1.5%

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 (%)
Riordan, Linda  Lab 16,278 37.4 -4.5
Allott, Phillip  Con 14,806 34.0 0.9
Wilson, Elizabeth  LD 8,335 19.1 1.2
Bates, Tom  BNP 2,760 6.3 6.3
Park, Diane * Ind 722 1.7 1.7
Sangha, Jay * UKIP 654 1.5 1.5
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab Con LD BNP Ind UKIP Oth
2005 41.9% 33.1% 17.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.1%
2010 37.4% 34.0% 19.1% 6.3% 1.7% 1.5% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
593 Halifax 3.4%
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%
605 Halifax 37.4%
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%
477 Halifax 61.9%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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