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Belfast South

Shows the general election results for Belfast South, which is a constituency in Belfast. In 2015 it had a total electorate of 64,927 and a turnout of 60%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2015 general election.

SDLP
Social Democratic & Labour Party Hold
Alasdair McDonnell
Majority
906
Electorate
64,927
Turnout
60%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2015
SDLP 24.5%
DUP 22.2%
Alliance 17.2%
SF 13.9%
UUP 9.1%
Green 5.7%
UKIP 4.9%
Con 1.5%
WP 0.9%

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 (%)
Alasdair McDonnell  SDLP 9,560 24.5 -16.5
Jonathan Bell  DUP 8,654 22.2 -1.5
Paula Bradshaw  Alliance 6,711 17.2 2.3
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir  SF 5,402 13.9 13.9
Rodney McCune  UUP 3,549 9.1 9.1
Clare Bailey  Green 2,238 5.7 2.7
Bob Stoker * UKIP 1,900 4.9 4.9
Ben Manton * Con 582 1.5 1.5
Lily Kerr * WP 361 0.9 0.9
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2015

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year SDLP DUP Alliance SF UUP Green UKIP Con WP UCU Oth
2005 32.3% 28.4% 0.0% 9.0% 22.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.6%
2010 41.0% 23.7% 15.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 17.3% 0.0%
2015 24.5% 22.2% 17.2% 13.9% 9.1% 5.7% 4.9% 1.5% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2015

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 72.3%
621 Belfast South 2.3%
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%
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%
553 Belfast South 60.0%
650 Stoke-on-Trent Central 51.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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