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Burnley

Shows the general election results for Burnley, which is a constituency in Lancashire. In 2015 it had a total electorate of 64,477 and a turnout of 61.6%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2015 general election.

LAB
Labour Gain
Julie Cooper
Majority
3,244
Electorate
64,477
Turnout
61.6%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2015
Lab 37.6%
LD 29.5%
UKIP 17.3%
Con 13.5%
Green 2.1%

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 (%)
Julie Cooper  Lab 14,951 37.6 6.3
Gordon Birtwistle  LD 11,707 29.5 -6.2
Tom Commis  UKIP 6,864 17.3 15.0
Sarah Cockburn-Price  Con 5,374 13.5 -3.1
Mike Hargreaves * Green 850 2.1 2.1
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2015

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab LD UKIP Con Green BNP Ind Oth
2005 38.5% 23.7% 1.0% 10.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 26.1%
2010 31.3% 35.7% 2.2% 16.6% 0.0% 9.0% 4.5% 0.0%
2015 37.6% 29.5% 17.3% 13.5% 2.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2015

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 72.3%
554 Burnley 8.2%
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%
629 Burnley 37.6%
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%
520 Burnley 61.6%
650 Stoke-on-Trent Central 51.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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