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South Down

Shows the general election results for South Down, which is a constituency in Banbridge. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 70,784 and a turnout of 60.2%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

SDLP
Social Democratic & Labour Party Hold
Ritchie, Margaret
Majority
8,412
Electorate
70,784
Turnout
60.2%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
SDLP 48.5%
SF 28.7%
DUP 8.6%
UCU 7.3%
TUV 3.5%
Green 2.1%
Alliance 1.3%

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 (%)
Ritchie, Margaret  SDLP 20,648 48.5 3.7
Ruane, Caitriona  SF 12,236 28.7 3.0
Wells, Jim  DUP 3,645 8.6 -9.7
McCallister, John  UCU 3,093 7.3 7.3
McConnell, Ivor * TUV 1,506 3.5 3.5
Enright, Cadogan * Green 901 2.1 2.1
Griffin, David * Alliance 560 1.3 1.3
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year SDLP SF DUP UCU TUV Green Alliance UUP Oth
2005 44.7% 25.8% 18.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.9% 1.3%
2010 48.5% 28.7% 8.6% 7.3% 3.5% 2.1% 1.3% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
288 South Down 19.8%
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%
264 South Down 48.5%
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%
522 South Down 60.2%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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