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Belfast

Shows the general election results for Belfast, which is a county in Northern Ireland. It is comprised of 4 constituencies (showhide). In 2010 it had a total electorate of 243,557 and a turnout of 56.6%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

Electorate
243,557
Turnout
56.6%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
DUP 26.6%
SF 26.3%
SDLP 17.6%
Alliance 14.8%
UCU 12.4%
Green 0.8%
Others 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.

Party DUP SF SDLP Alliance UCU Green Others Total
Seats won 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 4
Change -1 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 37 36 24 20 17 1 2 138
% vote 26.6% 26.3% 17.6% 14.8% 12.4% 0.8% 1.6% 100.0%
Change -6.1% -2.6% +1.0% +14.8% +12.4% +0.8% -5.0% 0%
Candidates 4 3 4 4 4 1 2 22
Deposits lost 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 7

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year DUP SF SDLP Alliance UCU Green UUP Others
2005 32.7% 28.9% 16.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.2% 6.6%
2010 26.6% 26.3% 17.6% 14.8% 12.4% 0.8% 0.0% 1.6%

Seats won by party 2005 - 2010

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year DUP SF SDLP Alliance UCU Green UUP Others
2005 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 19.8%
1 Belfast West 54.7%
2 Belfast South 17.3%
3 Belfast North 6.0%
4 Belfast East 4.4%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

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Most marginal seats by majority (%) Average: 19.8%
1 Belfast East 4.4%
2 Belfast North 6.0%
3 Belfast South 17.3%
4 Belfast West 54.7%

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: 46.8%
1 Belfast West 71.1%
2 Belfast South 41.0%
3 Belfast North 40.0%
4 Belfast East 37.2%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Lowest winning vote share % Average: 46.8%
1 Belfast East 37.2%
2 Belfast North 40.0%
3 Belfast South 41.0%
4 Belfast West 71.1%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Highest % turnout Average: 56.6%
1 Belfast East 58.4%
2 Belfast South 57.4%
3 Belfast North 56.5%
4 Belfast West 54.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 56.6%
1 Belfast West 54.0%
2 Belfast North 56.5%
3 Belfast South 57.4%
4 Belfast East 58.4%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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