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Midlothian

Shows the general election results for Midlothian, which is a constituency in Midlothian. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 61,387 and a turnout of 63.9%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Hamilton, David
Majority
10,349
Electorate
61,387
Turnout
63.9%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 47.0%
SNP 20.6%
LD 17.1%
Con 11.9%
Green 1.5%
UKIP 0.9%
Ind 0.5%
TUSC 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 (%)
Hamilton, David  Lab 18,449 47.0 1.5
Beattie, Colin  SNP 8,100 20.6 3.7
Laird, Ross  LD 6,711 17.1 -9.1
Callander, James  Con 4,661 11.9 2.5
Baxter, Ian * Green 595 1.5 1.5
Norrie, Gordon * UKIP 364 0.9 0.9
McCleery, George * Ind 196 0.5 0.5
Willie, Duncan * TUSC 166 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 SNP LD Con Green UKIP Ind TUSC SSP
2005 45.5% 17.0% 26.2% 9.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9%
2010 47.0% 20.6% 17.1% 11.9% 1.5% 0.9% 0.5% 0.4% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
182 Midlothian 26.4%
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%
317 Midlothian 47.0%
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%
393 Midlothian 63.9%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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