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Rutherglen and Hamilton West

Shows the general election results for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, which is a constituency in South Lanarkshire. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 76,408 and a turnout of 61.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Greatrex, Tom
Majority
21,002
Electorate
76,408
Turnout
61.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 60.8%
SNP 16.1%
LD 12.0%
Con 9.7%
UKIP 1.4%

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 (%)
Greatrex, Tom  Lab 28,566 60.8 5.2
Horne, Graeme  SNP 7,564 16.1 2.2
Robertson, Ian  LD 5,636 12.0 -6.4
Macaskill, Malcolm  Con 4,540 9.7 1.3
Murdoch, Janice * UKIP 675 1.4 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 Lab SNP LD Con UKIP SSP
2005 55.6% 13.9% 18.4% 8.4% 1.1% 2.7%
2010 60.8% 16.1% 12.0% 9.7% 1.4% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
13 Rutherglen and Hamilton West 44.7%
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%
22 Rutherglen and Hamilton West 60.8%
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%
485 Rutherglen and Hamilton West 61.5%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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