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Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Shows the general election results for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, which is a constituency in Caerphilly. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 54,715 and a turnout of 58.6%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Havard, Dai
Majority
4,056
Electorate
54,715
Turnout
58.6%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 43.7%
LD 31.0%
Con 7.5%
Ind 5.8%
PC 5.1%
BNP 3.7%
UKIP 2.7%
SLP 0.6%

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 (%)
Havard, Dai  Lab 14,007 43.7 -16.8
Kitcher, Amy  LD 9,951 31.0 17.0
Hill, Maria  Con 2,412 7.5 -1.4
Tovey, Clive  Ind 1,845 5.8 5.8
Jones, Glyndwr  PC 1,621 5.1 -4.9
Barnes, Richard * BNP 1,173 3.7 3.7
Brown, Adam * UKIP 872 2.7 0.4
Cowdell, Alan * SLP 195 0.6 0.6
* 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 Ind PC BNP UKIP SLP Oth
2005 60.5% 14.0% 8.9% 0.0% 9.9% 0.0% 2.3% 0.0% 4.3%
2010 43.7% 31.0% 7.5% 5.8% 5.1% 3.7% 2.7% 0.6% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
400 Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 12.6%
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%
426 Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 43.7%
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%
556 Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 58.6%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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