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Wells

Shows the general election results for Wells, which is a constituency in Somerset. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 79,432 and a turnout of 70.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LD
Liberal Democrat Gain
Munt, Tessa
Majority
800
Electorate
79,432
Turnout
70.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
LD 44.0%
Con 42.5%
Lab 7.5%
UKIP 3.1%
BNP 1.8%
Green 1.1%

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 (%)
Munt, Tessa  LD 24,560 44.0 6.1
Heathcoat-Amory, David  Con 23,760 42.5 -1.0
Merryfield, Andy  Lab 4,198 7.5 -8.1
Baynes, Jake * UKIP 1,711 3.1 0.1
Boyce, Richard * BNP 1,004 1.8 1.8
Briton, Chris * Green 631 1.1 1.1
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year LD Con Lab UKIP BNP Green
2005 37.8% 43.6% 15.6% 3.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2010 44.0% 42.5% 7.5% 3.1% 1.8% 1.1%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
621 Wells 1.4%
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%
418 Wells 44.0%
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%
127 Wells 70.3%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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