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Folkestone and Hythe

Shows the general election results for Folkestone and Hythe, which is a constituency in Kent. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 86,272 and a turnout of 68.2%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Damian Collins
Majority
15,411
Electorate
86,272
Turnout
68.2%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Con 54.7%
Lab 28.5%
LD 7.2%
UKIP 4.4%
Green 4.2%
Ind 0.8%
Ind 0.2%

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 (%)
Damian Collins  Con 32,197 54.7 6.8
Laura Davison  Lab 16,786 28.5 14.1
Lynne Beaumont  LD 4,222 7.2 -1.7
Stephen Priestly * UKIP 2,565 4.4 -18.4
Martin Whybrow * Green 2,498 4.2 -1.1
David Plumstead * Ind 493 0.8 0.8
Naomi Slade * Ind 114 0.2 0.2
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab LD UKIP Green Ind Ind TUSC Young People's Party The Socialist Party of Great Britain BNP Oth
2005 53.9% 12.6% 29.6% 1.4% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0%
2010 49.4% 10.8% 30.3% 4.6% 1.2% 0.5% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.1% 0.0%
2015 47.9% 14.4% 8.9% 22.8% 5.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 54.7% 28.5% 7.2% 4.4% 4.2% 0.8% 0.8% 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%
296 Folkestone and Hythe 26.2%
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%
360 Folkestone and Hythe 54.7%
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%
361 Folkestone and Hythe 68.2%
650 Glasgow North East 53.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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