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Lanark and Hamilton East

Shows the general election results for Lanark and Hamilton East, which is a constituency in South Lanarkshire. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 74,773 and a turnout of 62.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Hood, Jim
Majority
13,478
Electorate
74,773
Turnout
62.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 50.0%
SNP 21.0%
Con 15.0%
LD 11.3%
Ind 1.4%
UKIP 1.3%

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 (%)
Hood, Jim  Lab 23,258 50.0 3.9
Adamson, Clare  SNP 9,780 21.0 3.2
McGavigan, Colin  Con 6,981 15.0 2.2
Herbison, Douglas  LD 5,249 11.3 -7.4
McFarlane, Duncan * Ind 670 1.4 1.4
Sale, Robert * UKIP 616 1.3 0.3
* 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 Con LD Ind UKIP Oth SSP
2005 46.0% 17.8% 12.8% 18.6% 0.0% 1.0% 1.9% 1.8%
2010 50.0% 21.0% 15.0% 11.3% 1.4% 1.3% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
136 Lanark and Hamilton East 29.0%
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%
219 Lanark and Hamilton East 50.0%
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%
462 Lanark and Hamilton East 62.3%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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