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Leeds Central

Shows the general election results for Leeds Central, which is a constituency in Yorkshire and The Humber. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 89,537 and a turnout of 53.2%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Hilary Benn
Majority
23,698
Electorate
89,537
Turnout
53.2%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Lab 70.2%
Con 20.5%
UKIP 4.3%
Green 2.5%
LD 2.2%
CPA 0.3%

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 (%)
Hilary Benn  Lab 33,453 70.2 15.2
Gareth Davies  Con 9,755 20.5 3.2
Bill Palfreman * UKIP 2,056 4.3 -11.4
Ed Carlisle * Green 1,189 2.5 -5.4
Andy Nash * LD 1,063 2.2 -1.2
Alex Coetzee * CPA 157 0.3 0.3
* 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 Green LD CPA TUSC BNP Ind Oth
2005 59.5% 12.7% 1.4% 0.0% 21.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.8%
2010 49.3% 20.2% 0.0% 0.0% 20.8% 0.0% 0.0% 8.2% 1.1% 0.0%
2015 55.0% 17.3% 15.7% 7.9% 3.4% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 70.2% 20.5% 4.3% 2.5% 2.2% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 77.1%
38 Leeds Central 49.7%
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%
36 Leeds Central 70.2%
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%
649 Leeds Central 53.2%
650 Glasgow North East 53.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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