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Oldham East and Saddleworth

Shows the general election results for Oldham East and Saddleworth, which is a constituency in North West. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 72,557 and a turnout of 61.4%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Woolas, Phil
Majority
103
Electorate
72,557
Turnout
61.4%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 31.9%
LD 31.6%
Con 26.4%
BNP 5.7%
UKIP 3.9%
Christian 0.5%

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 (%)
Woolas, Phil  Lab 14,186 31.9 -10.7
Watkins, Elwyn  LD 14,083 31.6 -0.5
Ali, Kashif  Con 11,773 26.4 8.7
Stott, Alwyn  BNP 2,546 5.7 5.7
Bentley, David * UKIP 1,720 3.9 1.8
Nazir, Gulzar * Christian 212 0.5 0.5
* 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 UKIP Christian Oth
2005 42.5% 32.1% 17.8% 0.0% 2.1% 0.0% 5.5%
2010 31.9% 31.6% 26.4% 5.7% 3.9% 0.5% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
643 Oldham East and Saddleworth 0.2%
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%
647 Oldham East and Saddleworth 31.9%
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%
491 Oldham East and Saddleworth 61.4%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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