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South Thanet

Shows the general election results for South Thanet, which is a constituency in Kent. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 72,334 and a turnout of 68.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Craig Mackinlay
Majority
6,387
Electorate
72,334
Turnout
68.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Con 50.8%
Lab 37.9%
UKIP 6.0%
LD 3.0%
Green 1.6%
Ind 0.4%
CPA 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 (%)
Craig Mackinlay  Con 25,262 50.8 12.6
Raushan Ara  Lab 18,875 37.9 14.2
Stuart Piper  UKIP 2,997 6.0 -26.4
Jordan Williams * LD 1,514 3.0 1.2
Trevor Roper * Green 809 1.6 -0.6
Tim Garbutt * Ind 181 0.4 -0.3
Faith Fisher * CPA 115 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 UKIP LD Green Ind CPA MAIP WARP PUT AZNO Oth
2005 41.2% 39.5% 4.8% 12.2% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
2010 48.0% 31.4% 5.5% 15.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2015 38.1% 23.8% 32.4% 1.9% 2.2% 0.6% 0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
2017 50.8% 37.9% 6.0% 3.0% 1.6% 0.4% 0.2% 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%
446 South Thanet 12.8%
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%
458 South Thanet 50.8%
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%
335 South Thanet 68.8%
650 Glasgow North East 53.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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