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Blackpool South

Shows the general election results for Blackpool South, which is a constituency in Lancashire. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 58,470 and a turnout of 59.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Gordon Marsden
Majority
2,523
Electorate
58,470
Turnout
59.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Lab 50.3%
Con 43.1%
UKIP 3.8%
LD 1.8%
Green 1.0%

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 (%)
Gordon Marsden  Lab 17,581 50.3 8.5
Peter Anthony  Con 15,058 43.1 9.3
Noel Matthews * UKIP 1,339 3.8 -13.5
Bill Greene * LD 634 1.8 -0.5
John Warnock * Green 341 1.0 -1.6
* 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 UKIP LD Green Ind BNP IUK Oth
2005 48.5% 30.9% 2.2% 15.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.3%
2010 41.1% 35.8% 3.8% 14.4% 0.0% 0.0% 4.2% 0.7% 0.0%
2015 41.8% 33.8% 17.3% 2.3% 2.6% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 50.3% 43.1% 3.8% 1.8% 1.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 77.1%
520 Blackpool South 7.2%
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%
470 Blackpool South 50.3%
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%
620 Blackpool South 59.8%
650 Glasgow North East 53.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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