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Down

Shows the general election results for Down, which is a county in Northern Ireland. It is comprised of 2 constituencies (showhide). In 2017 it had a total electorate of 140,012 and a turnout of 64%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

Electorate
140,012
Turnout
64%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
DUP 36.7%
SF 23.9%
SDLP 22.6%
UUP 7.2%
Green 0.7%
Con 0.6%
Others 8.4%

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 DUP SF SDLP UUP Green Con Others Total
Seats won 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Change 0 +1 -1 0 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 33 21 20 6 1 1 8 90
% vote 36.7% 23.9% 22.6% 7.2% 0.7% 0.6% 8.4% 100.0%
Change +12.5% +6.8% -4.0% -4.4% +0.7% -2.7% -2.1% 0%
Candidates 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 12
Deposits lost 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 5

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year DUP SF SDLP UUP Green Con UKIP Others
2005 34.9% 15.7% 28.2% 14.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.3%
2010 24.7% 17.8% 30.4% 0.0% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 25.1%
2015 24.2% 17.0% 26.6% 11.5% 0.0% 3.2% 6.9% 10.5%
2017 36.7% 23.9% 22.6% 7.2% 0.7% 0.6% 0.0% 8.4%

Seats won by party 2005 - 2017

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year DUP SF SDLP UUP Green Con UKIP Others
2005 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 23.2%
1 Strangford 47.3%
2 South Down 4.8%

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: 23.2%
1 South Down 4.8%
2 Strangford 47.3%

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: 49.5%
1 Strangford 62.0%
2 South Down 39.9%

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: 49.5%
1 South Down 39.9%
2 Strangford 62.0%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 64.0%
1 South Down 67.2%
2 Strangford 60.2%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 64.0%
1 Strangford 60.2%
2 South Down 67.2%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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