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Washington and Sunderland West

Shows the general election results for Washington and Sunderland West, which is a constituency in North East. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 68,910 and a turnout of 54.2%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Hodgson, Sharon
Majority
11,458
Electorate
68,910
Turnout
54.2%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 52.5%
Con 21.8%
LD 17.1%
BNP 5.1%
UKIP 3.4%

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 (%)
Hodgson, Sharon  Lab 19,615 52.5 -16.2
Cuthbert, Ian  Con 8,157 21.8 6.9
Andras, Peter  LD 6,382 17.1 0.9
McDonald, Ian  BNP 1,913 5.1 5.1
Hudson, Linda * UKIP 1,267 3.4 3.4
* 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 UKIP
2005 68.8% 15.0% 16.2% 0.0% 0.0%
2010 52.5% 21.8% 17.1% 5.1% 3.4%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
112 Washington and Sunderland West 30.7%
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%
141 Washington and Sunderland West 52.5%
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%
627 Washington and Sunderland West 54.2%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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