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Orkney and Shetland

Shows the general election results for Orkney and Shetland, which is a constituency in Orkney Islands. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 33,085 and a turnout of 58.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LD
Liberal Democrat Hold
Carmichael, Alistair
Majority
9,928
Electorate
33,085
Turnout
58.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
LD 62.0%
Lab 10.7%
SNP 10.6%
Con 10.5%
UKIP 6.3%

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 (%)
Carmichael, Alistair  LD 11,989 62.0 10.5
Cooper, Mark  Lab 2,061 10.7 -3.5
Mowat, John  SNP 2,042 10.6 0.2
Nairn, Frank  Con 2,032 10.5 -2.8
Smith, Robert  UKIP 1,222 6.3 3.9

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year LD Lab SNP Con UKIP SSP Oth
2005 51.5% 14.2% 10.3% 13.3% 2.4% 5.6% 2.7%
2010 62.0% 10.7% 10.6% 10.5% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
7 Orkney and Shetland 51.3%
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%
16 Orkney and Shetland 62.0%
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%
560 Orkney and Shetland 58.5%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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