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Dewsbury

Shows the general election results for Dewsbury, which is a constituency in Yorkshire and The Humber. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 81,343 and a turnout of 69.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Paula Sherriff
Majority
3,321
Electorate
81,343
Turnout
69.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Lab 51.0%
Con 45.1%
LD 2.1%
Green 1.8%

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 (%)
Paula Sherriff  Lab 28,814 51.0 9.2
Beth Prescott  Con 25,493 45.1 6.0
Ednan Hussain * LD 1,214 2.1 -1.4
Simon Cope * Green 1,024 1.8 -0.7
* 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 Green UKIP Yorkshire First CPA Ind BNP Eng Dem Oth
2005 40.6% 31.7% 13.7% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.9%
2010 32.2% 35.0% 16.9% 1.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.1% 6.0% 1.2% 0.0%
2015 41.8% 39.1% 3.6% 2.5% 12.4% 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 51.0% 45.1% 2.1% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 77.1%
542 Dewsbury 5.9%
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%
454 Dewsbury 51.0%
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%
302 Dewsbury 69.5%
650 Glasgow North East 53.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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