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Reading West

Shows the general election results for Reading West, which is a constituency in Berkshire. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 72,120 and a turnout of 65.9%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Gain
Sharma, Alok
Majority
6,004
Electorate
72,120
Turnout
65.9%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 43.2%
Lab 30.5%
LD 20.1%
UKIP 3.2%
CSP 1.8%
Green 1.2%

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 (%)
Sharma, Alok  Con 20,523 43.2 9.6
Sarkar, Naz  Lab 14,519 30.5 -14.5
Benson, Daisy  LD 9,546 20.1 4.3
Hay, Bruce * UKIP 1,508 3.2 0.4
Thomas, Howard * CSP 852 1.8 1.8
Windisch, Adrian * Green 582 1.2 -1.0
* 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 CSP Green Oth
2005 33.6% 45.0% 15.8% 2.8% 0.0% 2.2% 0.6%
2010 43.2% 30.5% 20.1% 3.2% 1.8% 1.2% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
402 Reading West 12.6%
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%
437 Reading West 43.2%
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%
297 Reading West 65.9%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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