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Bedford

Shows the general election results for Bedford, which is a constituency in Bedfordshire. In 2015 it had a total electorate of 69,311 and a turnout of 66.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2015 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Richard Fuller
Majority
1,097
Electorate
69,311
Turnout
66.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2015
Con 42.6%
Lab 40.2%
UKIP 9.6%
LD 4.2%
Green 3.1%
Ind 0.3%

Party results and changes 2010 - 2015

Results for each party with number of votes, percentage share of the vote and changes since last election.

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Richard Fuller  Con 19,625 42.6 3.7
Patrick Hall  Lab 18,528 40.2 4.3
Charlie Smith  UKIP 4,434 9.6 7.1
Mahmud Rogers * LD 1,958 4.2 -15.6
Ben Foley * Green 1,412 3.1 2.2
Faruk Choudhury * Ind 129 0.3 0.0
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2015

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab UKIP LD Green Ind BNP Oth
2005 33.5% 41.6% 2.4% 21.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
2010 38.9% 35.9% 2.5% 19.9% 0.9% 0.3% 1.7% 0.0%
2015 42.6% 40.2% 9.6% 4.2% 3.1% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2015

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 72.3%
618 Bedford 2.4%
650 Gower 0.1%

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: 50.0%
1 Liverpool, Walton 81.3%
528 Bedford 42.6%
650 Belfast South 24.5%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 66.2%
1 East Dunbartonshire 81.9%
340 Bedford 66.5%
650 Stoke-on-Trent Central 51.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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