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Luton South

Shows the general election results for Luton South, which is a constituency in Bedfordshire. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 67,188 and a turnout of 68.7%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Gavin Shuker
Majority
13,925
Electorate
67,188
Turnout
68.7%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Lab 62.4%
Con 32.3%
LD 2.3%
UKIP 1.7%
Green 1.0%
Ind 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 (%)
Gavin Shuker  Lab 28,804 62.4 18.2
Dean Russell  Con 14,879 32.3 1.6
Andrew Strange * LD 1,056 2.3 -5.3
Ujjawal Bhardwhaj * UKIP 795 1.7 -10.4
Marc Scheimann * Green 439 1.0 -2.0
Abid Ali * Ind 160 0.3 -1.8
* 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 UKIP Green Ind BNP WRP Oth
2005 42.8% 28.1% 22.5% 2.5% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1%
2010 34.9% 29.4% 22.7% 2.3% 0.9% 4.4% 3.1% 0.2% 0.0%
2015 44.2% 30.7% 7.5% 12.1% 2.9% 2.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 62.4% 32.3% 2.3% 1.7% 1.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 77.1%
227 Luton South 30.2%
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%
136 Luton South 62.4%
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%
341 Luton South 68.7%
650 Glasgow North East 53.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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