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Meriden

Shows the general election results for Meriden, which is a constituency in West Midlands. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 82,228 and a turnout of 63.4%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Spelman, Caroline
Majority
16,253
Electorate
82,228
Turnout
63.4%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 51.7%
Lab 20.5%
LD 17.8%
BNP 4.8%
UKIP 2.6%
Green 1.3%
SMRA 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 (%)
Spelman, Caroline  Con 26,956 51.7 4.0
Williams, Ed  Lab 10,703 20.5 -11.7
Slater, Simon  LD 9,278 17.8 1.0
O'Brien, Frank * BNP 2,511 4.8 4.8
Allcock, Barry * UKIP 1,378 2.6 -0.7
Stanton, Elly * Green 678 1.3 1.3
Sinclaire, Nikki * SMRA 658 1.3 1.3
* 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 BNP UKIP Green SMRA
2005 47.6% 32.3% 16.7% 0.0% 3.4% 0.0% 0.0%
2010 51.7% 20.5% 17.8% 4.8% 2.6% 1.3% 1.3%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
103 Meriden 31.2%
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%
169 Meriden 51.7%
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%
413 Meriden 63.4%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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