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West Dorset

Shows the general election results for West Dorset, which is a constituency in Dorset. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 76,869 and a turnout of 74.6%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Letwin, Oliver
Majority
3,923
Electorate
76,869
Turnout
74.6%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 47.6%
LD 40.7%
Lab 6.7%
UKIP 3.8%
Green 1.2%

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 (%)
Letwin, Oliver  Con 27,287 47.6 1.1
Farrant, Susan  LD 23,364 40.7 -1.2
Bick, Steve  Lab 3,815 6.7 -1.1
Chisolm, Oliver * UKIP 2,196 3.8 1.8
Greene, J. Susan * Green 675 1.2 -0.6
* 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 UKIP Green
2005 46.5% 41.9% 7.7% 2.0% 1.8%
2010 47.6% 40.7% 6.7% 3.8% 1.2%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
522 West Dorset 6.8%
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%
294 West Dorset 47.6%
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%
15 West Dorset 74.6%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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