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Wiltshire

Shows the general election results for Wiltshire, which is a county in South West. It is comprised of 7 constituencies (showhide). In 2010 it had a total electorate of 495,880 and a turnout of 69%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

Electorate
495,880
Turnout
69%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Con 47.7%
LD 30.4%
Lab 15.3%
UKIP 4.0%
Green 1.0%
Others 1.6%

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 6 1 0 0 0 0 7
Change +2 0 -2 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 163 104 52 14 3 5 342
% vote 47.7% 30.4% 15.3% 4.0% 1.0% 1.6% 100.0%
Change +3.3% +6.1% -12.7% +1.5% +0.6% +1.2% 0%
Candidates 7 7 7 7 6 13 47
Deposits lost 0 0 0 6 6 13 25

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 44.4% 24.3% 28.0% 2.5% 0.4% 0.4%
2010 47.7% 30.4% 15.3% 4.0% 1.0% 1.6%

Seats won by party 2005 - 2010

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year Con LD Lab UKIP Green Others
2005 4 1 2 0 0 0
2010 6 1 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 14.6%
1 Devizes 28.1%
2 South West Wiltshire 21.1%
3 North Wiltshire 15.4%
4 North Swindon 14.0%
5 Salisbury 12.3%

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: 14.6%
1 Chippenham 4.7%
2 South Swindon 7.5%
3 Salisbury 12.3%
4 North Swindon 14.0%
5 North Wiltshire 15.4%

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

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Highest winning vote share % Average: 48.5%
1 Devizes 55.1%
2 South West Wiltshire 51.7%
3 North Wiltshire 51.6%
4 Salisbury 49.2%
5 Chippenham 45.8%

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: 48.5%
1 South Swindon 41.8%
2 North Swindon 44.6%
3 Chippenham 45.8%
4 Salisbury 49.2%
5 North Wiltshire 51.6%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 69.0%
1 North Wiltshire 73.4%
2 Chippenham 72.6%
3 Salisbury 71.9%
4 Devizes 68.8%
5 South West Wiltshire 68.4%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 69.0%
1 North Swindon 64.2%
2 South Swindon 64.9%
3 South West Wiltshire 68.4%
4 Devizes 68.8%
5 Salisbury 71.9%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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