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Dewsbury

Shows the general election results for Dewsbury, which is a constituency in Yorkshire and The Humber. In 2015 it had a total electorate of 79,770 and a turnout of 67.2%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2015 general election.

LAB
Labour Gain
Paula Sherriff
Majority
1,451
Electorate
79,770
Turnout
67.2%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2015
Lab 41.8%
Con 39.1%
UKIP 12.4%
LD 3.6%
Green 2.5%
Yorkshire First 0.4%
CPA 0.2%

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 (%)
Paula Sherriff  Lab 22,406 41.8 9.6
Simon Reevell  Con 20,955 39.1 4.1
Mark Thackray  UKIP 6,649 12.4 12.4
Ednan Hussain * LD 1,924 3.6 -13.4
Adrian Cruden * Green 1,366 2.5 1.0
Richard Carter * Yorkshire First 236 0.4 0.4
Steve Hakes * CPA 94 0.2 0.2
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2015

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab Con UKIP LD Green Yorkshire First CPA Ind BNP Eng Dem Oth
2005 40.6% 31.7% 0.0% 13.7% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.9%
2010 32.2% 35.0% 0.0% 16.9% 1.6% 0.0% 0.0% 7.1% 6.0% 1.2% 0.0%
2015 41.8% 39.1% 12.4% 3.6% 2.5% 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2015

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 72.3%
615 Dewsbury 2.7%
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%
553 Dewsbury 41.8%
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%
308 Dewsbury 67.2%
650 Stoke-on-Trent Central 51.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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