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Wakefield

Shows the general election results for Wakefield, which is a constituency in Yorkshire and The Humber. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 70,812 and a turnout of 62.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Creagh, Mary
Majority
1,613
Electorate
70,812
Turnout
62.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 39.3%
Con 35.6%
LD 16.3%
BNP 5.8%
Green 2.0%
Ind 1.0%

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 (%)
Creagh, Mary  Lab 17,454 39.3 -4.8
Story, Alex  Con 15,841 35.6 9.1
Smith, David  LD 7,256 16.3 -2.5
Senior, Ian  BNP 2,581 5.8 5.8
Hawkins, Miriam * Green 873 2.0 0.0
Harrop, Mark * Ind 439 1.0 1.0
* 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 BNP Green Ind Oth UKIP
2005 44.1% 26.5% 18.8% 0.0% 1.9% 0.0% 7.6% 1.1%
2010 39.3% 35.6% 16.3% 5.8% 2.0% 1.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
586 Wakefield 3.6%
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%
557 Wakefield 39.3%
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%
444 Wakefield 62.8%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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