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South Thanet

Shows the general election results for South Thanet, which is a constituency in Kent. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 70,045 and a turnout of 65.6%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Sandys, Laura
Majority
7,617
Electorate
70,045
Turnout
65.6%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 48.0%
Lab 31.4%
LD 15.1%
UKIP 5.5%

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 (%)
Sandys, Laura  Con 22,043 48.0 6.8
Ladyman, Stephen  Lab 14,426 31.4 -8.1
Bucklitsch, Peter  LD 6,935 15.1 2.9
Shonk, Trevor  UKIP 2,529 5.5 0.7

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab LD UKIP Green Oth
2005 41.2% 39.5% 12.2% 4.8% 1.9% 0.4%
2010 48.0% 31.4% 15.1% 5.5% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
334 South Thanet 16.6%
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%
287 South Thanet 48.0%
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%
315 South Thanet 65.6%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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