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Somerset

Shows the general election results for Somerset, which is a county in South West. It is comprised of 5 constituencies (showhide). In 2010 it had a total electorate of 407,981 and a turnout of 70.2%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

Electorate
407,981
Turnout
70.2%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
LD 45.1%
Con 41.5%
Lab 7.7%
UKIP 3.7%
Green 0.5%
Others 1.4%

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 LD Con Lab UKIP Green Others Total
Seats won 4 1 0 0 0 0 5
Change +2 -1 -1 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 129 119 22 11 1 4 286
% vote 45.1% 41.5% 7.7% 3.7% 0.5% 1.4% 100.0%
Change +8.4% +3.0% -12.7% +0.6% -0.6% +1.4% 0%
Candidates 5 5 5 5 2 5 27
Deposits lost 0 0 1 5 2 5 13

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year LD Con Lab UKIP Green Others
2005 36.8% 38.5% 20.5% 3.2% 1.1% 0.0%
2010 45.1% 41.5% 7.7% 3.7% 0.5% 1.4%

Seats won by party 2005 - 2010

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year LD Con Lab UKIP Green Others
2005 2 2 1 0 0 0
2010 4 1 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 10.1%
1 Yeovil 22.8%
2 Bridgwater and West Somerset 17.0%
3 Taunton Deane 6.9%
4 Somerton and Frome 3.0%
5 Wells 1.4%

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: 10.1%
1 Wells 1.4%
2 Somerton and Frome 3.0%
3 Taunton Deane 6.9%
4 Bridgwater and West Somerset 17.0%
5 Yeovil 22.8%

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: 48.3%
1 Yeovil 55.7%
2 Taunton Deane 49.1%
3 Somerton and Frome 47.5%
4 Bridgwater and West Somerset 45.3%
5 Wells 44.0%

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: 48.3%
1 Wells 44.0%
2 Bridgwater and West Somerset 45.3%
3 Somerton and Frome 47.5%
4 Taunton Deane 49.1%
5 Yeovil 55.7%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 70.2%
1 Somerton and Frome 74.3%
2 Taunton Deane 70.5%
3 Wells 70.3%
4 Yeovil 69.4%
5 Bridgwater and West Somerset 66.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 70.2%
1 Bridgwater and West Somerset 66.3%
2 Yeovil 69.4%
3 Wells 70.3%
4 Taunton Deane 70.5%
5 Somerton and Frome 74.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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