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Watford

Shows the general election results for Watford, which is a constituency in Hertfordshire. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 80,798 and a turnout of 68.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Gain
Harrington, Richard
Majority
1,425
Electorate
80,798
Turnout
68.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 34.9%
LD 32.4%
Lab 26.7%
BNP 2.2%
UKIP 2.2%
Green 1.6%

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 (%)
Harrington, Richard  Con 19,291 34.9 5.3
Brinton, Sal  LD 17,866 32.4 1.1
Ward, Claire  Lab 14,750 26.7 -6.8
Emerson, Andrew * BNP 1,217 2.2 2.2
Eardley, Graham * UKIP 1,199 2.2 -0.4
Brandon, Ian * Green 885 1.6 -1.4
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con LD Lab BNP UKIP Green
2005 29.6% 31.2% 33.6% 0.0% 2.6% 3.0%
2010 34.9% 32.4% 26.7% 2.2% 2.2% 1.6%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
605 Watford 2.6%
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%
631 Watford 34.9%
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%
203 Watford 68.3%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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