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Kensington

Shows the general election results for Kensington, which is a constituency in Greater London. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 65,975 and a turnout of 53.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Rifkind, Malcolm
Majority
8,616
Electorate
65,975
Turnout
53.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 50.1%
Lab 25.5%
LD 19.6%
UKIP 2.1%
Green 2.1%
Green Soc 0.6%

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 (%)
Rifkind, Malcolm  Con 17,595 50.1 6.2
Gurney, Sam  Lab 8,979 25.5 -4.1
Meltzer, Robin  LD 6,872 19.6 -0.6
Pearson, Caroline * UKIP 754 2.1 1.0
Ebrahimi-Fardouee, Melan-Zahra * Green 753 2.1 -2.4
Adams, Eddie * Green Soc 197 0.6 0.6
* 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 Green Green Soc Oth
2005 43.8% 29.7% 20.1% 1.2% 4.6% 0.0% 0.6%
2010 50.1% 25.5% 19.6% 2.1% 2.1% 0.6% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
210 Kensington 24.5%
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%
214 Kensington 50.1%
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%
633 Kensington 53.3%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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