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South Dorset

Shows the general election results for South Dorset, which is a constituency in Dorset. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 73,360 and a turnout of 68.6%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Gain
Drax, Richard
Majority
7,443
Electorate
73,360
Turnout
68.6%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 45.1%
Lab 30.3%
LD 19.0%
UKIP 4.0%
Green 1.2%
GMVY 0.5%

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 (%)
Drax, Richard  Con 22,667 45.1 7.1
Knight, Jim  Lab 15,224 30.3 -11.4
Kayes, Rosamond  LD 9,557 19.0 3.3
Hobson, Mike * UKIP 2,034 4.0 0.8
Heatley, Brian * Green 595 1.2 1.2
Kirkwood, Andy * GMVY 233 0.5 0.5
* 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 Green GMVY Oth
2005 37.9% 41.6% 15.7% 3.2% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5%
2010 45.1% 30.3% 19.0% 4.0% 1.2% 0.5% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
358 South Dorset 14.8%
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%
385 South Dorset 45.1%
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%
192 South Dorset 68.6%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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