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Leicestershire

Shows the general election results for Leicestershire, which is a county in East Midlands. It is comprised of 10 constituencies (showhide). In 2010 it had a total electorate of 747,287 and a turnout of 68%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

Electorate
747,287
Turnout
68%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 41.0%
Lab 27.6%
LD 23.3%
UKIP 2.6%
Green 0.4%
Others 5.1%

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 Lab LD UKIP Green Others Total
Seats won 7 3 0 0 0 0 10
Change +2 -2 0 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 208 140 118 13 2 26 508
% vote 41.0% 27.6% 23.3% 2.6% 0.4% 5.1% 100.0%
Change +3.7% -8.5% +2.5% +0.3% -0.2% +2.2% 0%
Candidates 10 10 10 10 3 20 63
Deposits lost 0 0 0 10 3 17 30

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab LD UKIP Green Others
2005 37.4% 36.1% 20.8% 2.3% 0.6% 2.9%
2010 41.0% 27.6% 23.3% 2.6% 0.4% 5.1%

Seats won by party 2005 - 2010

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year Con Lab LD UKIP Green Others
2005 5 5 0 0 0 0
2010 7 3 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 19.2%
1 Leicester East 29.3%
2 South Leicestershire 28.4%
3 Charnwood 28.1%
4 Rutland and Melton 25.4%
5 Leicester South 18.7%

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: 19.2%
1 Loughborough 7.1%
2 Bosworth 9.3%
3 Leicester West 11.2%
4 North West Leicestershire 14.5%
5 Harborough 17.8%

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: 46.8%
1 Leicester East 53.8%
2 Rutland and Melton 51.1%
3 Charnwood 49.6%
4 South Leicestershire 49.5%
5 Harborough 48.9%

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 Leicester West 38.4%
2 Loughborough 41.6%
3 Bosworth 42.6%
4 North West Leicestershire 44.6%
5 Leicester South 45.6%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 68.0%
1 North West Leicestershire 72.9%
2 Charnwood 71.9%
3 Rutland and Melton 71.5%
4 South Leicestershire 71.2%
5 Harborough 70.5%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 68.0%
1 Leicester West 55.2%
2 Leicester South 61.1%
3 Leicester East 65.8%
4 Loughborough 68.2%
5 Bosworth 70.2%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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