Skip to main content
Menu

Oldham West and Royton

Shows the general election results for Oldham West and Royton, which is a constituency in North West. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 72,359 and a turnout of 59.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Meacher, Michael
Majority
9,352
Electorate
72,359
Turnout
59.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 45.5%
Con 23.7%
LD 19.1%
BNP 7.1%
UKIP 3.2%
Respect 1.5%

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 (%)
Meacher, Michael  Lab 19,503 45.5 -2.9
Ghafoor, Kamran  Con 10,151 23.7 2.6
Alcock, Mark  LD 8,193 19.1 -2.1
Joines, Dave  BNP 3,049 7.1 7.1
Whittaker, John * UKIP 1,387 3.2 0.7
Miah, Shahid * Respect 627 1.5 1.5
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab Con LD BNP UKIP Respect Oth
2005 48.4% 21.1% 21.2% 0.0% 2.5% 0.0% 6.8%
2010 45.5% 23.7% 19.1% 7.1% 3.2% 1.5% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
257 Oldham West and Royton 21.8%
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.

View full list
Highest winning vote share % Average: 47.2%
1 Liverpool, Walton 72.0%
372 Oldham West and Royton 45.5%
650 Norwich South 29.4%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

View full list
Highest % turnout Average: 65.1%
1 East Renfrewshire 77.3%
539 Oldham West and Royton 59.3%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

View full list