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Wakefield

Shows the general election results for Wakefield, which is a constituency in Yorkshire and The Humber. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 70,340 and a turnout of 65.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Mary Creagh
Majority
2,176
Electorate
70,340
Turnout
65.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Lab 49.7%
Con 45.0%
The Yorkshire Party 2.5%
LD 2.0%
Ind 0.8%

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 (%)
Mary Creagh  Lab 22,987 49.7 9.4
Antony Calvert  Con 20,811 45.0 10.8
Lucy Brown * The Yorkshire Party 1,176 2.5 2.5
Denis Cronin * LD 943 2.0 -1.4
Waj Ali * Ind 367 0.8 0.8
* 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 The Yorkshire Party LD Ind UKIP Green TUSC CISTAP BNP Oth
2005 44.1% 26.5% 0.0% 18.8% 0.0% 1.1% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.6%
2010 39.3% 35.6% 0.0% 16.3% 1.0% 0.0% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.8% 0.0%
2015 40.3% 34.2% 0.0% 3.5% 0.0% 18.3% 2.5% 0.7% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 49.7% 45.0% 2.5% 2.0% 0.8% 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%
560 Wakefield 4.7%
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%
483 Wakefield 49.7%
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%
472 Wakefield 65.8%
650 Glasgow North East 53.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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