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Peterborough

Shows the general election results for Peterborough, which is a constituency in Cambridgeshire. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 70,278 and a turnout of 63.9%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Jackson, Stewart
Majority
4,861
Electorate
70,278
Turnout
63.9%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 40.4%
Lab 29.5%
LD 19.6%
UKIP 6.7%
Eng Dem 1.7%
Green 1.2%
Ind 0.9%

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 (%)
Jackson, Stewart  Con 18,133 40.4 -2.9
Murphy, Edward  Lab 13,272 29.5 -4.8
Sandford, Nicholas  LD 8,816 19.6 2.9
Fox, Frances  UKIP 3,007 6.7 3.5
King, Rob * Eng Dem 770 1.7 1.7
Radic, Fiona * Green 523 1.2 1.2
Swallow, John * Ind 406 0.9 0.9
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab LD UKIP Eng Dem Green Ind Oth
2005 43.3% 34.4% 16.7% 3.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4%
2010 40.4% 29.5% 19.6% 6.7% 1.7% 1.2% 0.9% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
441 Peterborough 10.8%
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.

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Highest winning vote share % Average: 47.2%
1 Liverpool, Walton 72.0%
529 Peterborough 40.4%
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%
392 Peterborough 63.9%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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