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Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Shows the general election results for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, which is a constituency in Fife. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 72,721 and a turnout of 63.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

LAB
Labour Gain
Lesley Laird
Majority
259
Electorate
72,721
Turnout
63.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Lab 36.8%
SNP 36.3%
Con 23.3%
LD 2.4%
UKIP 1.2%

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 (%)
Lesley Laird  Lab 17,016 36.8 3.5
Roger Mullin  SNP 16,757 36.3 -16.0
Dave Dempsey  Con 10,762 23.3 13.4
Malcolm Wood * LD 1,118 2.4 0.2
David Coburn * UKIP 540 1.2 -1.2
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab SNP Con LD UKIP Ind Land power SSP Oth
2005 58.1% 14.5% 10.3% 13.0% 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 1.6% 1.2%
2010 64.5% 14.3% 9.3% 9.3% 1.7% 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
2015 33.4% 52.2% 9.9% 2.2% 2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 36.8% 36.3% 23.3% 2.4% 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 77.1%
630 Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 0.6%
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%
637 Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 36.8%
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%
550 Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 63.5%
650 Glasgow North East 53.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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