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Poole

Shows the general election results for Poole, which is a constituency in Dorset. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 72,641 and a turnout of 65.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Syms, Robert
Majority
7,541
Electorate
72,641
Turnout
65.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 47.5%
LD 31.6%
Lab 12.7%
UKIP 5.3%
BNP 2.5%
Ind 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 (%)
Syms, Robert  Con 22,532 47.5 4.1
Eades, Philip  LD 14,991 31.6 2.5
Sanderson, Jason  Lab 6,041 12.7 -10.0
Wellstead, Nick  UKIP 2,507 5.3 1.8
Holmes, David * BNP 1,188 2.5 2.5
Northover, Ian * Ind 177 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 Con LD Lab UKIP BNP Ind Oth
2005 43.4% 29.1% 22.7% 3.5% 0.0% 0.0% 1.3%
2010 47.5% 31.6% 12.7% 5.3% 2.5% 0.4% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
339 Poole 15.9%
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%
298 Poole 47.5%
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%
329 Poole 65.3%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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