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Witham

Shows the general election results for Witham, which is a constituency in Essex. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 66,969 and a turnout of 69.9%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Patel, Priti
Majority
15,196
Electorate
66,969
Turnout
69.9%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 52.2%
LD 19.8%
Lab 18.5%
UKIP 6.5%
Green 3.0%

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 (%)
Patel, Priti  Con 24,448 52.2 2.5
Phelps, Margaret  LD 9,252 19.8 4.6
Spademan, John  Lab 8,656 18.5 -13.9
Hodges, David  UKIP 3,060 6.5 3.8
Abbott, James * Green 1,419 3.0 3.0
* 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 49.7% 15.2% 32.4% 2.7% 0.0%
2010 52.2% 19.8% 18.5% 6.5% 3.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
84 Witham 32.4%
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%
148 Witham 52.2%
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%
142 Witham 69.9%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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