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Shows the general election results for the United Kingdom, which is comprised of 2 countries (showhide). In 2017 it had a total electorate of 46,826,481 and a turnout of 68.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

Electorate
46,826,481
Turnout
68.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Con 42.3%
Lab 40.0%
SNP 3.0%
LD 7.4%
Green 1.6%
UKIP 1.8%
Others 3.8%

Party results and changes 2015 - 2017

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

Party Con Lab SNP LD Green UKIP Others Total
Seats won 317 262 35 12 1 0 23 650
Change -13 +30 -21 +4 0 -1 +1 0%
Votes (000s) 13,637 12,878 978 2,372 526 594 1,220 32,204
% vote 42.3% 40.0% 3.0% 7.4% 1.6% 1.8% 3.8% 100.0%
Change +5.5% +9.5% -1.7% -0.5% -2.1% -10.8% +0.1% 0%
Candidates 638 631 59 629 467 378 502 3,304
Deposits lost 7 0 0 375 456 337 393 1,568

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 41.9% 34.4% 0.0% 17.8% 0.0% 0.0% 5.8%
1997 30.7% 43.2% 0.0% 16.8% 0.0% 0.0% 9.3%
2001 31.7% 40.7% 0.0% 18.3% 0.0% 0.0% 9.4%
2005 32.4% 35.2% 0.0% 22.0% 0.0% 0.0% 10.4%
2010 36.1% 29.0% 1.7% 23.0% 1.0% 3.1% 6.2%
2015 36.8% 30.4% 4.7% 7.9% 3.8% 12.6% 3.7%
2017 42.3% 40.0% 3.0% 7.4% 1.6% 1.8% 3.8%

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 24
1997 165 418 0 46 0 0 30
2001 166 412 0 52 0 0 29
2005 210 348 0 62 0 0 30
2010 306 258 6 57 1 0 22
2015 330 232 56 8 1 1 22
2017 317 262 35 12 1 0 23

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
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: 24.3%
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: 55.9%
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: 55.9%
1 Ceredigion 29.2%
2 Belfast South 30.4%
3 Lanark and Hamilton East 32.6%
4 North East Fife 32.9%
5 Edinburgh North and Leith 34.0%

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%
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: 68.8%
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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