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Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2015 general election.

Electorate
4,099,532
Turnout
71%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2015
SNP 50.0%
Lab 24.3%
Con 14.9%
LD 7.5%
UKIP 1.6%
Green 1.3%
Others 0.3%

Party results and changes 2010 - 2015

Results for each party with number of votes, percentage share of the vote and changes since last election.

Party SNP Lab Con LD UKIP Green Others Total
Seats won 56 1 1 1 0 0 0 59
Change +50 -40 0 -10 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 1,454 707 434 220 47 39 9 2,910
% vote 50.0% 24.3% 14.9% 7.5% 1.6% 1.3% 0.3% 100.0%
Change +30.0% -17.7% -1.8% -11.3% +0.9% +0.7% -0.8% 0%
Candidates 59 59 59 59 41 31 38 346
Deposits lost 0 3 2 47 41 28 37 158

Share of the vote by party 1992 - 2015

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year SNP Lab Con LD UKIP Green Others
1992 21.5% 39.0% 25.6% 13.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8%
1997 22.1% 45.6% 17.5% 13.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9%
2001 20.1% 43.3% 15.6% 16.3% 0.0% 0.0% 4.7%
2005 17.7% 38.9% 15.8% 22.6% 0.0% 0.0% 5.0%
2010 19.9% 42.0% 16.7% 18.9% 0.7% 0.7% 1.1%
2015 50.0% 24.3% 14.9% 7.5% 1.6% 1.3% 0.3%

Seats won by party 1992 - 2015

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year SNP Lab Con LD UKIP Green Others
1992 3 49 11 9 0 0 0
1997 6 56 0 10 0 0 0
2001 5 55 1 10 0 0 1
2005 6 40 1 11 0 0 1
2010 6 41 1 11 0 0 0
2015 56 1 1 1 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2015

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 19.3%
1 Dundee East 39.8%
2 Dundee West 38.2%
3 Falkirk 32.6%
4 Banff and Buchan 31.4%
5 Aberdeen North 30.5%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

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Most marginal seats by majority (%) Average: 19.3%
1 Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk 0.6%
2 Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale 1.5%
3 Orkney and Shetland 3.6%
4 East Dunbartonshire 3.9%
5 Edinburgh South 5.4%

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: 50.1%
1 Dundee West 61.9%
2 Banff and Buchan 60.2%
3 Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 59.9%
4 Glenrothes 59.8%
5 Dundee East 59.7%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Lowest winning vote share % Average: 50.1%
1 Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk 36.6%
2 Edinburgh West 39.0%
3 Edinburgh South 39.1%
4 Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale 39.8%
5 East Dunbartonshire 40.3%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Highest % turnout Average: 71.0%
1 East Dunbartonshire 81.9%
2 East Renfrewshire 81.1%
3 Stirling 77.5%
4 Ross, Skye and Lochaber 77.2%
5 Edinburgh West 76.5%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 71.0%
1 Glasgow Central 55.4%
2 Glasgow North East 56.8%
3 Glasgow East 60.3%
4 Glasgow North 61.4%
5 Glasgow South West 61.8%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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