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Essex

Shows the general election results for Essex, which is a county in East of England. It is comprised of 18 constituencies (showhide). In 2010 it had a total electorate of 1,278,025 and a turnout of 66.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

Electorate
1,278,025
Turnout
66.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 49.2%
LD 21.3%
Lab 18.6%
UKIP 4.1%
Green 1.0%
Others 5.8%

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 17 1 0 0 0 0 18
Change +4 0 -4 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 417 180 157 35 8 49 847
% vote 49.2% 21.3% 18.6% 4.1% 1.0% 5.8% 100.0%
Change +4.7% +2.4% -12.2% +0.8% +0.1% +4.3% 0%
Candidates 18 18 18 16 11 37 118
Deposits lost 0 0 0 9 11 34 54

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 44.5% 18.9% 30.8% 3.4% 0.8% 1.6%
2010 49.2% 21.3% 18.6% 4.1% 1.0% 5.8%

Seats won by party 2005 - 2010

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year Con LD Lab UKIP Green Others
2005 13 1 4 0 0 0
2010 17 1 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.2%
1 Rayleigh and Wickford 42.7%
2 Maldon 40.5%
3 Brentwood and Ongar 33.4%
4 Braintree 32.8%
5 Epping Forest 32.5%

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: 24.2%
1 Thurrock 0.2%
2 Chelmsford 9.4%
3 Harlow 11.2%
4 South Basildon and East Thurrock 12.9%
5 Colchester 15.1%

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

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Highest winning vote share % Average: 50.1%
1 Maldon 59.8%
2 Rayleigh and Wickford 57.8%
3 Brentwood and Ongar 56.9%
4 Saffron Walden 55.5%
5 Epping Forest 54.0%

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: 50.1%
1 Thurrock 36.8%
2 South Basildon and East Thurrock 43.9%
3 Castle Point 44.0%
4 Harlow 44.9%
5 Southend West 46.1%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 66.3%
1 Brentwood and Ongar 73.0%
2 Saffron Walden 71.5%
3 Chelmsford 70.4%
4 Witham 69.9%
5 Maldon 69.6%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 66.3%
1 Rochford and Southend East 58.3%
2 Thurrock 58.9%
3 South Basildon and East Thurrock 62.2%
4 Colchester 62.3%
5 Basildon and Billericay 63.4%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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