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Luton South

Shows the general election results for Luton South, which is a constituency in Bedfordshire. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 65,219 and a turnout of 64.7%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Shuker, Gavin
Majority
2,329
Electorate
65,219
Turnout
64.7%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 34.9%
Con 29.4%
LD 22.7%
Ind 4.4%
BNP 3.1%
UKIP 2.3%
Ind 1.1%
Green 0.9%
Ind 0.6%
Ind 0.3%
Ind 0.2%
WRP 0.2%

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 (%)
Shuker, Gavin  Lab 14,725 34.9 -7.9
Huddleston, Nigel  Con 12,396 29.4 1.3
Hussain, Qurban  LD 9,567 22.7 0.1
Rantzen, Esther * Ind 1,872 4.4 4.4
Blakey, Tony * BNP 1,299 3.1 3.1
Lawman, Charles * UKIP 975 2.3 -0.1
Rhodes, Stephen * Ind 463 1.1 1.1
Scheimann, Mark * Green 366 0.9 -1.2
Hall, Joe * Ind 264 0.6 0.6
Choudhury, Faruk * Ind 130 0.3 0.3
Lathwell, Stephen * Ind 84 0.2 0.2
Sweeney, Frank * WRP 75 0.2 0.2
* 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 Ind Green Ind Ind Ind WRP Oth
2005 42.8% 28.1% 22.5% 0.0% 0.0% 2.5% 0.0% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1%
2010 34.9% 29.4% 22.7% 4.4% 3.1% 2.3% 4.4% 0.9% 4.4% 4.4% 4.4% 0.2% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
545 Luton South 5.5%
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%
632 Luton South 34.9%
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%
358 Luton South 64.7%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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