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Houghton and Sunderland South

Shows the general election results for Houghton and Sunderland South, which is a constituency in North East. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 68,729 and a turnout of 55.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Phillipson, Bridget
Majority
10,990
Electorate
68,729
Turnout
55.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 50.3%
Con 21.4%
LD 13.9%
Ind 6.5%
BNP 5.2%
UKIP 2.7%

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 (%)
Phillipson, Bridget  Lab 19,137 50.3 -11.7
Oliver, Robert  Con 8,147 21.4 5.2
Boyle, Chris  LD 5,292 13.9 -0.6
Wakefield, Colin  Ind 2,462 6.5 6.5
Allen, Karen  BNP 1,961 5.2 5.2
Elvin, Richard * UKIP 1,022 2.7 2.7
* 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 Ind BNP UKIP Oth
2005 62.0% 16.2% 14.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.2%
2010 50.3% 21.4% 13.9% 6.5% 5.2% 2.7% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
137 Houghton and Sunderland South 28.9%
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%
205 Houghton and Sunderland South 50.3%
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%
614 Houghton and Sunderland South 55.3%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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