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Leeds Central

Shows the general election results for Leeds Central, which is a constituency in Yorkshire and The Humber. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 81,266 and a turnout of 46%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Benn, Hilary
Majority
10,645
Electorate
81,266
Turnout
46%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 49.3%
LD 20.8%
Con 20.2%
BNP 8.2%
Ind 1.1%
Ind 0.4%

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 (%)
Benn, Hilary  Lab 18,434 49.3 -10.2
Taylor, Michael  LD 7,789 20.8 -0.7
Lamb, Alan  Con 7,541 20.2 7.5
Meeson, Kevin  BNP 3,066 8.2 8.2
Proctor, Dave * Ind 409 1.1 1.1
One-Nil, We Beat The Scum * Ind 155 0.4 0.4
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab LD Con BNP Ind Ind Oth UKIP
2005 59.5% 21.5% 12.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.8% 1.4%
2010 49.3% 20.8% 20.2% 8.2% 1.1% 1.1% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
147 Leeds Central 28.5%
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%
238 Leeds Central 49.3%
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%
649 Leeds Central 46.0%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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