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Great Britain

Shows the general election results for Great Britain, which is a country in the United Kingdom. It is comprised of 3 countries (showhide). In 2017 it had a total electorate of 45,583,783 and a turnout of 68.9%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

Electorate
45,583,783
Turnout
68.9%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Con 43.4%
Lab 41.0%
SNP 3.1%
LD 7.6%
Green 1.7%
UKIP 1.9%
Others 1.3%

Party results and changes 2015 - 2017

Results for each party with number of votes, percentage share of the vote and changes since last election.

Party Con Lab SNP LD Green UKIP Others Total
Seats won 317 262 35 12 1 0 5 632
Change -13 +30 -21 +4 0 -1 +1 0%
Votes (000s) 13,633 12,878 978 2,372 518 594 420 31,392
% vote 43.4% 41.0% 3.1% 7.6% 1.7% 1.9% 1.3% 100.0%
Change +5.8% +9.8% -1.7% -0.5% -2.2% -11.0% -0.2% 0%
Candidates 631 631 59 629 460 378 407 3,195
Deposits lost 0 0 0 375 451 337 366 1,529

Share of the vote by party 1992 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab SNP LD Green UKIP Others
1992 42.8% 35.2% 0.0% 18.3% 0.0% 0.0% 3.7%
1997 31.5% 44.3% 0.0% 17.2% 0.0% 0.0% 7.1%
2001 32.7% 42.0% 0.0% 18.8% 0.0% 0.0% 6.5%
2005 33.2% 36.1% 0.0% 22.6% 0.0% 0.0% 8.0%
2010 36.9% 29.7% 1.7% 23.6% 1.0% 3.2% 4.0%
2015 37.7% 31.2% 4.9% 8.1% 3.8% 12.9% 1.5%
2017 43.4% 41.0% 3.1% 7.6% 1.7% 1.9% 1.3%

Seats won by party 1992 - 2017

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year Con Lab SNP LD Green UKIP Others
1992 336 271 0 20 0 0 7
1997 165 418 0 46 0 0 12
2001 166 412 0 52 0 0 11
2005 210 348 0 62 0 0 12
2010 306 258 6 57 1 0 4
2015 330 232 56 8 1 1 4
2017 317 262 35 12 1 0 5

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.4%
1 Liverpool, Walton 77.1%
2 Knowsley 76.1%
3 Liverpool, Riverside 74.9%
4 Liverpool, West Derby 72.9%
5 Bootle 72.0%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

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Most marginal seats by majority (%) Average: 24.4%
1 North East Fife 0.0%
2 Perth and North Perthshire 0.0%
3 Kensington 0.1%
4 Dudley North 0.1%
5 Southampton, Itchen 0.1%

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: 56.0%
1 Liverpool, Walton 85.7%
2 Knowsley 85.3%
3 Liverpool, Riverside 84.5%
4 Bootle 84.0%
5 East Ham 83.2%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Lowest winning vote share % Average: 56.0%
1 Ceredigion 29.2%
2 Lanark and Hamilton East 32.6%
3 North East Fife 32.9%
4 Edinburgh North and Leith 34.0%
5 Edinburgh West 34.3%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Highest % turnout Average: 68.9%
1 Twickenham 79.5%
2 Oxford West and Abingdon 79.4%
3 Richmond Park 79.1%
4 Winchester 78.8%
5 Wirral West 78.5%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 68.9%
1 Glasgow North East 53.0%
2 Leeds Central 53.2%
3 Glasgow East 54.6%
4 West Bromwich West 54.7%
5 Manchester Central 55.1%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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