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Walsall South

Shows the general election results for Walsall South, which is a constituency in West Midlands. In 2015 it had a total electorate of 67,743 and a turnout of 61.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2015 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Valerie Vaz
Majority
6,007
Electorate
67,743
Turnout
61.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2015
Lab 47.2%
Con 32.8%
UKIP 15.6%
Green 2.7%
LD 1.6%

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 (%)
Valerie Vaz  Lab 19,740 47.2 7.5
Sue Arnold  Con 13,733 32.8 -2.5
Derek Bennett  UKIP 6,540 15.6 7.2
Charlotte Fletcher * Green 1,149 2.7 2.7
Joel Kenrick * LD 676 1.6 -12.8
* 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 Green LD Christian Ind Oth
2005 49.2% 28.4% 4.9% 0.0% 9.8% 0.0% 0.0% 7.7%
2010 39.7% 35.4% 8.4% 0.0% 14.4% 1.2% 1.0% 0.0%
2015 47.2% 32.8% 15.6% 2.7% 1.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2015

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 72.3%
457 Walsall South 14.4%
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%
404 Walsall South 47.2%
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%
516 Walsall South 61.8%
650 Stoke-on-Trent Central 51.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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