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Welwyn Hatfield

Shows the general election results for Welwyn Hatfield, which is a constituency in Hertfordshire. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 72,058 and a turnout of 68%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Shapps, Grant
Majority
17,423
Electorate
72,058
Turnout
68%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 57.0%
Lab 21.4%
LD 16.4%
UKIP 3.4%
Green 1.6%
Ind 0.3%

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 (%)
Shapps, Grant  Con 27,894 57.0 7.4
Hobday, Mike  Lab 10,471 21.4 -14.9
Zukowskyj, Paul  LD 8,010 16.4 2.2
Platt, David * UKIP 1,643 3.4 3.4
Weston, Jill * Green 796 1.6 1.6
Parker, Nigel * Ind 158 0.3 0.3
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab LD UKIP Green Ind
2005 49.6% 36.3% 14.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2010 57.0% 21.4% 16.4% 3.4% 1.6% 0.3%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
52 Welwyn Hatfield 35.6%
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%
54 Welwyn Hatfield 57.0%
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%
214 Welwyn Hatfield 68.0%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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