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Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Shows the general election results for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, which is a constituency in Fife. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 73,534 and a turnout of 62.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Brown, Gordon
Majority
23,009
Electorate
73,534
Turnout
62.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 64.5%
SNP 14.3%
LD 9.3%
Con 9.3%
UKIP 1.7%
Ind 0.4%
Ind 0.4%
Land power 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 (%)
Brown, Gordon  Lab 29,559 64.5 6.4
Chapman, Douglas  SNP 6,550 14.3 -0.2
Mainland, John  LD 4,269 9.3 -3.7
Paterson, Lindsay  Con 4,258 9.3 -1.0
Adams, Peter * UKIP 760 1.7 0.4
Archibald, Susan * Ind 184 0.4 0.4
Maclaren, Donald * Ind 165 0.4 0.4
Jackson, Derek * Land power 57 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 Lab SNP LD Con UKIP Ind Ind Land power SSP Oth
2005 58.1% 14.5% 13.0% 10.3% 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.6% 1.2%
2010 64.5% 14.3% 9.3% 9.3% 1.7% 0.4% 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
9 Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 50.2%
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%
8 Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 64.5%
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%
458 Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 62.3%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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