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Halifax

Shows the general election results for Halifax, which is a constituency in Yorkshire and The Humber. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 71,224 and a turnout of 67.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Holly Lynch
Majority
5,376
Electorate
71,224
Turnout
67.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Lab 52.8%
Con 41.7%
UKIP 3.2%
LD 2.2%

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 (%)
Holly Lynch  Lab 25,507 52.8 12.8
Chris Pearson  Con 20,131 41.7 2.7
Mark Weedon * UKIP 1,568 3.2 -9.6
James Baker * LD 1,070 2.2 -1.5
* 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 Respect Christian Party, Proclaiming Christ's Lordship BNP Ind Oth
2005 41.9% 33.1% 0.0% 17.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.1%
2010 37.4% 34.0% 1.5% 19.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.3% 1.7% 0.0%
2015 40.0% 39.0% 12.8% 3.7% 2.6% 1.1% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 52.8% 41.7% 3.2% 2.2% 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%
466 Halifax 11.1%
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%
411 Halifax 52.8%
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%
382 Halifax 67.8%
650 Glasgow North East 53.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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