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Burnley

Shows the general election results for Burnley, which is a constituency in Lancashire. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 64,709 and a turnout of 62.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Julie Cooper
Majority
6,353
Electorate
64,709
Turnout
62.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Lab 46.7%
Con 31.0%
LD 15.0%
UKIP 6.1%
Green 1.1%

Party results and changes 2015 - 2017

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

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Julie Cooper  Lab 18,832 46.7 9.1
Paul White  Con 12,479 31.0 17.5
Gordon Birtwistle  LD 6,046 15.0 -14.4
Tom Commis  UKIP 2,472 6.1 -11.1
Laura Fisk * Green 461 1.1 -1.0
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab Con LD UKIP Green BNP Ind Oth
2005 38.5% 10.8% 23.7% 1.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 26.1%
2010 31.3% 16.6% 35.7% 2.2% 0.0% 9.0% 4.5% 0.0%
2015 37.6% 13.5% 29.5% 17.3% 2.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 46.7% 31.0% 15.0% 6.1% 1.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 77.1%
419 Burnley 15.8%
650 North East Fife 0.0%

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: 55.9%
1 Liverpool, Walton 85.7%
550 Burnley 46.7%
650 Ceredigion 29.2%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 68.8%
1 Twickenham 79.5%
574 Burnley 62.3%
650 Glasgow North East 53.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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