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Chelmsford

Shows the general election results for Chelmsford, which is a constituency in Essex. In 2015 it had a total electorate of 78,580 and a turnout of 68.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2015 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Simon Burns
Majority
18,250
Electorate
78,580
Turnout
68.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2015
Con 51.5%
Lab 17.6%
UKIP 14.2%
LD 11.9%
Green 3.5%
Lib 1.2%

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 (%)
Simon Burns  Con 27,732 51.5 5.4
Chris Vince  Lab 9,482 17.6 6.7
Mark Gough  UKIP 7,652 14.2 11.4
Stephen Robinson  LD 6,394 11.9 -24.9
Angela Thomson * Green 1,892 3.5 2.6
Henry Boyle * Lib 665 1.2 1.2
* 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 Lib BNP Eng Dem Beer
2005 39.5% 26.9% 3.4% 30.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2010 46.2% 11.0% 2.8% 36.8% 0.9% 0.0% 1.6% 0.5% 0.3%
2015 51.5% 17.6% 14.2% 11.9% 3.5% 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2015

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 72.3%
165 Chelmsford 33.9%
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%
263 Chelmsford 51.5%
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%
253 Chelmsford 68.5%
650 Stoke-on-Trent Central 51.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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