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Wales

Shows the general election results for Wales, which is a region in England. It is comprised of 0 counties . In 2017 it had a total electorate of 2,298,161 and a turnout of 68.6%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

Electorate
2,298,161
Turnout
68.6%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Lab 48.9%
Con 33.6%
PC 10.4%
LD 4.5%
UKIP 2.0%
Green 0.3%
Others 0.2%

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 Lab Con PC LD UKIP Green Others Total
Seats won 28 8 4 0 0 0 0 40
Change +3 -3 +1 -1 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 771 529 164 71 31 5 4 1,576
% vote 48.9% 33.6% 10.4% 4.5% 2.0% 0.3% 0.2% 100.0%
Change +12.1% +6.3% -1.7% -2.0% -11.6% -2.2% -0.8% 0%
Candidates 40 40 40 40 32 10 11 213
Deposits lost 0 0 16 36 32 10 11 105

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab Con PC LD UKIP Green Others
2005 42.7% 21.4% 12.6% 18.4% 1.5% 0.5% 3.0%
2010 36.2% 26.1% 11.3% 20.1% 2.4% 0.4% 3.4%
2015 36.9% 27.2% 12.1% 6.5% 13.6% 2.6% 1.0%
2017 48.9% 33.6% 10.4% 4.5% 2.0% 0.3% 0.2%

Seats won by party 2005 - 2017

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year Lab Con PC LD UKIP Green Others
2005 30 3 2 4 0 0 1
2010 26 8 3 3 0 0 0
2015 25 11 3 1 0 0 0
2017 28 8 4 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 20.1%
1 Aberavon 50.4%
2 Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 48.7%
3 Cardiff Central 42.6%
4 Rhondda 41.7%
5 Cynon Valley 41.6%

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: 20.1%
1 Ceredigion 0.3%
2 Arfon 0.3%
3 Preseli Pembrokeshire 0.7%
4 Aberconwy 2.0%
5 Vale of Glamorgan 4.1%

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: 52.6%
1 Aberavon 68.1%
2 Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 66.8%
3 Rhondda 64.1%
4 Swansea East 63.4%
5 Ogmore 62.4%

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: 52.6%
1 Ceredigion 29.2%
2 Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 39.3%
3 Arfon 40.8%
4 Ynys Môn 41.9%
5 Preseli Pembrokeshire 43.4%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 68.6%
1 Cardiff North 77.4%
2 Monmouth 76.6%
3 Brecon and Radnorshire 73.8%
4 Gower 73.3%
5 Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 73.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 68.6%
1 Swansea East 60.1%
2 Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 60.5%
3 Cynon Valley 62.0%
4 Torfaen 62.1%
5 Blaenau Gwent 63.2%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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