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Gower

Shows the general election results for Gower, which is a constituency in Swansea. In 2015 it had a total electorate of 61,820 and a turnout of 69.2%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2015 general election.

CON
Conservative Gain
Byron Davies
Majority
27
Electorate
61,820
Turnout
69.2%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2015
Con 37.1%
Lab 37.0%
UKIP 11.2%
PC 7.1%
LD 3.6%
Green 2.7%
MRLP 0.6%
Ind 0.4%
TUSC 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 (%)
Byron Davies  Con 15,862 37.1 5.1
Liz Evans  Lab 15,835 37.0 -1.4
Colin Beckett  UKIP 4,773 11.2 9.6
Darren Thomas  PC 3,051 7.1 0.5
Mike Sheehan * LD 1,552 3.6 -15.4
Julia Marshall * Green 1,161 2.7 2.7
David Baron Barnes von Claptrap * MRLP 253 0.6 0.6
Steve Roberts * Ind 168 0.4 0.4
Mark Evans * TUSC 103 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 Con Lab UKIP PC LD Green MRLP Ind TUSC BNP
2005 25.5% 42.5% 3.2% 7.8% 18.4% 2.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2010 32.0% 38.4% 1.6% 6.6% 19.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3%
2015 37.1% 37.0% 11.2% 7.1% 3.6% 2.7% 0.6% 0.4% 0.2% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2015

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 72.3%
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%
633 Gower 37.1%
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%
214 Gower 69.2%
650 Stoke-on-Trent Central 51.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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