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Hitchin and Harpenden

Shows the general election results for Hitchin and Harpenden, which is a constituency in Hertfordshire. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 73,851 and a turnout of 74.1%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Lilley, Peter
Majority
15,271
Electorate
73,851
Turnout
74.1%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 54.6%
LD 26.7%
Lab 13.6%
UKIP 3.0%
Green 1.5%
Ind 0.2%
CURE 0.2%
YRDPL 0.2%
Ind 0.1%

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 (%)
Lilley, Peter  Con 29,869 54.6 5.2
Quinton, Nigel  LD 14,598 26.7 0.2
De Botton, Oliver  Lab 7,413 13.6 -8.4
Wilkinson, Graham * UKIP 1,663 3.0 1.3
Wise, Richard * Green 807 1.5 1.5
Henderson, Margaret * Ind 109 0.2 0.2
Byron, Simon * CURE 108 0.2 0.2
Hannah, Eric * YRDPL 90 0.2 0.2
Rigby, Peter * Ind 50 0.1 0.1
* 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 Green Ind CURE YRDPL Ind Oth
2005 49.4% 26.5% 21.9% 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
2010 54.6% 26.7% 13.6% 3.0% 1.5% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
161 Hitchin and Harpenden 27.9%
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%
90 Hitchin and Harpenden 54.6%
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%
21 Hitchin and Harpenden 74.1%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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