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Torfaen

Shows the general election results for Torfaen, which is a constituency in Torfaen. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 61,183 and a turnout of 61.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Murphy, Paul
Majority
9,306
Electorate
61,183
Turnout
61.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 44.8%
Con 20.0%
LD 16.6%
PC 5.3%
BNP 4.4%
Ind 3.8%
UKIP 2.3%
Ind 1.6%
Green 1.2%

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 (%)
Murphy, Paul  Lab 16,847 44.8 -12.1
Burns, Jon  Con 7,541 20.0 4.2
Morgan, David  LD 6,264 16.6 0.9
Elis, Rhys ab  PC 2,005 5.3 -0.9
Noble, Jennifer * BNP 1,657 4.4 4.4
Wildgust, Fred * Ind 1,419 3.8 3.8
Dunn, Gareth * UKIP 862 2.3 -0.9
Turner-Thomas, Richard * Ind 607 1.6 1.6
Clarke, Owen * Green 438 1.2 1.2
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab Con LD PC BNP Ind UKIP Ind Green Oth
2005 56.9% 15.8% 15.8% 6.2% 0.0% 0.0% 3.2% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1%
2010 44.8% 20.0% 16.6% 5.3% 4.4% 3.8% 2.3% 3.8% 1.2% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
206 Torfaen 24.7%
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%
394 Torfaen 44.8%
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%
484 Torfaen 61.5%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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