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Rotherham

Shows the general election results for Rotherham, which is a constituency in Yorkshire and The Humber. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 63,563 and a turnout of 59%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
MacShane, Denis
Majority
10,462
Electorate
63,563
Turnout
59%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 44.6%
Con 16.7%
LD 16.0%
BNP 10.4%
Ind 6.3%
UKIP 5.9%

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 (%)
MacShane, Denis  Lab 16,741 44.6 -13.1
Whiteley, Jackie  Con 6,279 16.7 3.4
Taylor, Rebecca  LD 5,994 16.0 -0.4
Guest, Marlene  BNP 3,906 10.4 10.4
Thirlwall, Peter  Ind 2,366 6.3 6.3
Vines, Cavan  UKIP 2,220 5.9 2.0

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab Con LD BNP Ind UKIP Oth Green
2005 57.7% 13.3% 16.4% 0.0% 0.0% 3.9% 5.9% 2.7%
2010 44.6% 16.7% 16.0% 10.4% 6.3% 5.9% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
162 Rotherham 27.9%
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%
399 Rotherham 44.6%
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%
547 Rotherham 59.0%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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