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South West

Shows the general election results for South West, which is a region in England. It is comprised of 7 counties (showhide). In 2015 it had a total electorate of 4,080,772 and a turnout of 69.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2015 general election.

Electorate
4,080,772
Turnout
69.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2015
Con 46.5%
Lab 17.7%
LD 15.1%
UKIP 13.6%
Green 5.9%
Others 1.2%

Party results and changes 2010 - 2015

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

Party Con Lab LD UKIP Green Others Total
Seats won 51 4 0 0 0 0 55
Change +15 0 -15 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 1,320 502 429 385 168 33 2,836
% vote 46.5% 17.7% 15.1% 13.6% 5.9% 1.2% 100.0%
Change +3.7% +2.3% -19.6% +9.1% +4.8% -0.3% 0%
Candidates 55 55 55 55 54 50 324
Deposits lost 0 0 7 1 26 49 83

Share of the vote by party 1992 - 2015

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab LD UKIP Green Others
1992 47.6% 19.2% 31.4% 0.0% 0.0% 1.8%
1997 36.7% 26.4% 31.3% 0.0% 0.0% 5.6%
2001 38.5% 26.3% 31.2% 0.0% 0.0% 4.0%
2005 38.6% 22.8% 32.6% 0.0% 0.0% 6.0%
2010 42.8% 15.4% 34.7% 4.5% 1.1% 1.5%
2015 46.5% 17.7% 15.1% 13.6% 5.9% 1.2%

Seats won by party 1992 - 2015

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year Con Lab LD UKIP Green Others
1992 39 6 6 0 0 0
1997 22 15 14 0 0 0
2001 20 16 15 0 0 0
2005 25 12 18 0 0 0
2010 36 4 15 0 0 0
2015 51 4 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2015

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 23.2%
1 Devizes 42.3%
2 North Wiltshire 41.6%
3 Salisbury 40.3%
4 South West Devon 39.9%
5 Tewkesbury 39.7%

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: 23.2%
1 Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport 1.1%
2 Plymouth, Moor View 2.4%
3 Thornbury and Yate 3.1%
4 St Ives 5.1%
5 Torbay 6.8%

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: 47.6%
1 Christchurch 58.1%
2 Devizes 57.7%
3 North Wiltshire 57.2%
4 North Dorset 56.6%
5 South West Devon 56.6%

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: 47.6%
1 Bristol West 35.7%
2 Plymouth, Moor View 37.6%
3 Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport 37.8%
4 Bath 37.8%
5 St Ives 38.3%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 69.5%
1 Stroud 75.5%
2 Central Devon 74.9%
3 Bath 74.8%
4 Chippenham 74.7%
5 North Wiltshire 74.5%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 69.5%
1 Bournemouth West 58.0%
2 Bournemouth East 62.0%
3 Bristol South 62.4%
4 Plymouth, Moor View 62.4%
5 Torbay 63.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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