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South West

Shows the general election results for South West, which is a region in England. It is comprised of 7 counties (showhide). In 2017 it had a total electorate of 4,181,098 and a turnout of 71.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

Electorate
4,181,098
Turnout
71.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Con 51.4%
Lab 29.1%
LD 14.9%
Green 2.3%
UKIP 1.1%
Others 1.2%

Party results and changes 2015 - 2017

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

Party Con Lab LD Green UKIP Others Total
Seats won 47 7 1 0 0 0 55
Change -4 +3 +1 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 1,542 875 449 68 33 35 3,003
% vote 51.4% 29.1% 14.9% 2.3% 1.1% 1.2% 100.0%
Change +4.8% +11.5% -0.2% -3.7% -12.5% 0.0% 0%
Candidates 55 55 55 48 24 28 265
Deposits lost 0 0 11 47 24 26 108

Share of the vote by party 1992 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab LD Green UKIP Others
1992 47.6% 19.2% 31.4% 0.0% 0.0% 1.8%
1997 36.7% 26.4% 31.3% 0.0% 0.0% 5.6%
2001 38.5% 26.3% 31.2% 0.0% 0.0% 4.0%
2005 38.6% 22.8% 32.6% 0.0% 0.0% 6.0%
2010 42.8% 15.4% 34.7% 1.1% 4.5% 1.5%
2015 46.5% 17.7% 15.1% 5.9% 13.6% 1.2%
2017 51.4% 29.1% 14.9% 2.3% 1.1% 1.2%

Seats won by party 1992 - 2017

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year Con Lab LD Green UKIP Others
1992 39 6 6 0 0 0
1997 22 15 14 0 0 0
2001 20 16 15 0 0 0
2005 25 12 18 0 0 0
2010 36 4 15 0 0 0
2015 51 4 0 0 0 0
2017 47 7 1 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 23.8%
1 Bristol West 52.1%
2 Christchurch 49.7%
3 North Dorset 46.3%
4 The Cotswolds 42.7%
5 North Wiltshire 42.6%

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: 23.8%
1 St Ives 0.6%
2 Stroud 1.1%
3 Camborne and Redruth 3.3%
4 Cheltenham 4.5%
5 South Swindon 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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Highest winning vote share % Average: 54.7%
1 Christchurch 69.6%
2 Bristol West 65.9%
3 North Dorset 64.9%
4 Devizes 62.7%
5 Exeter 62.0%

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: 54.7%
1 St Ives 43.2%
2 Truro and Falmouth 44.4%
3 North Devon 45.8%
4 Cheltenham 46.7%
5 Stroud 47.0%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 71.8%
1 Central Devon 77.8%
2 Stroud 77.0%
3 Bristol West 77.0%
4 North Somerset 77.0%
5 St Ives 76.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 71.8%
1 Bournemouth West 60.8%
2 Gloucester 65.2%
3 Bournemouth East 65.2%
4 Bridgwater and West Somerset 65.3%
5 Plymouth, Moor View 65.5%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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