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County Durham

Shows the general election results for County Durham, which is a county in North East. It is comprised of 7 constituencies (showhide). In 2010 it had a total electorate of 471,869 and a turnout of 61.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

Electorate
471,869
Turnout
61.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 45.3%
LD 24.1%
Con 21.4%
UKIP 3.1%
Others 6.2%

Party results and changes 2005 - 2010

Results for each party with number of votes, percentage share of the vote and changes since last election.

Party Lab LD Con UKIP Others Total
Seats won 7 0 0 0 0 7
Change 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 131 70 62 9 18 290
% vote 45.3% 24.1% 21.4% 3.1% 6.2% 100.0%
Change -9.3% 0.0% +5.3% +2.1% +2.6% 0%
Candidates 7 7 7 7 11 39
Deposits lost 0 0 0 7 8 15

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab LD Con UKIP Green Others
2005 54.6% 24.0% 16.1% 1.0% 0.7% 3.6%
2010 45.3% 24.1% 21.4% 3.1% 0.0% 6.2%

Seats won by party 2005 - 2010

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year Lab LD Con UKIP Green Others
2005 7 0 0 0 0 0
2010 7 0 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 19.0%
1 Easington 42.9%
2 North Durham 29.5%
3 Sedgefield 21.6%
4 North West Durham 17.4%
5 Bishop Auckland 12.7%

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

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Most marginal seats by majority (%) Average: 19.0%
1 City of Durham 6.6%
2 Darlington 7.9%
3 Bishop Auckland 12.7%
4 North West Durham 17.4%
5 Sedgefield 21.6%

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: 45.3%
1 Easington 58.9%
2 North Durham 50.5%
3 Sedgefield 45.1%
4 City of Durham 44.3%
5 North West Durham 42.3%

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: 45.3%
1 Bishop Auckland 39.0%
2 Darlington 39.4%
3 North West Durham 42.3%
4 City of Durham 44.3%
5 Sedgefield 45.1%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 61.5%
1 City of Durham 67.2%
2 Darlington 62.9%
3 North West Durham 62.3%
4 Sedgefield 62.1%
5 North Durham 60.7%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 61.5%
1 Easington 54.7%
2 Bishop Auckland 60.2%
3 North Durham 60.7%
4 Sedgefield 62.1%
5 North West Durham 62.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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