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Dorset

Shows the general election results for Dorset, which is a county in South West. It is comprised of 8 constituencies (showhide). In 2010 it had a total electorate of 573,008 and a turnout of 68.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

Electorate
573,008
Turnout
68.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 48.3%
LD 32.8%
Lab 12.2%
UKIP 5.6%
Green 0.5%
Others 0.6%

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 Con LD Lab UKIP Green Others Total
Seats won 7 1 0 0 0 0 8
Change +1 0 -1 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 189 128 48 22 2 3 391
% vote 48.3% 32.8% 12.2% 5.6% 0.5% 0.6% 100.0%
Change +4.2% 0.0% -6.2% +1.8% -0.1% +0.3% 0%
Candidates 8 8 8 8 3 6 41
Deposits lost 0 0 0 3 3 6 12

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con LD Lab UKIP Green Others
2005 44.1% 32.8% 18.3% 3.8% 0.6% 0.3%
2010 48.3% 32.8% 12.2% 5.6% 0.5% 0.6%

Seats won by party 2005 - 2010

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year Con LD Lab UKIP Green Others
2005 6 1 1 0 0 0
2010 7 1 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 14.2%
1 Christchurch 31.2%
2 Bournemouth East 17.6%
3 Poole 15.9%
4 South Dorset 14.8%
5 North Dorset 14.1%

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: 14.2%
1 Mid Dorset and North Poole 0.6%
2 West Dorset 6.8%
3 Bournemouth West 13.4%
4 North Dorset 14.1%
5 South Dorset 14.8%

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: 48.4%
1 Christchurch 56.4%
2 North Dorset 51.1%
3 Bournemouth East 48.4%
4 West Dorset 47.6%
5 Poole 47.5%

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: 48.4%
1 South Dorset 45.1%
2 Mid Dorset and North Poole 45.1%
3 Bournemouth West 45.1%
4 Poole 47.5%
5 West Dorset 47.6%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 68.3%
1 West Dorset 74.6%
2 North Dorset 73.4%
3 Mid Dorset and North Poole 72.4%
4 Christchurch 71.8%
5 South Dorset 68.6%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 68.3%
1 Bournemouth West 58.1%
2 Bournemouth East 61.9%
3 Poole 65.3%
4 South Dorset 68.6%
5 Christchurch 71.8%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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