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Orkney and Shetland

Shows the general election results for Orkney and Shetland, which is a constituency in Orkney Islands. In 2019 it had a total electorate of 34,211 and a turnout of 67.7%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2019 general election.

LD
Liberal Democrat Hold
Majority
2,507
Electorate
34,211
Turnout
67.7%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2019
LD 44.8%
SNP 34.0%
Con 9.9%
Lab 6.7%
BXT 3.9%
Ind 0.7%

Party results and changes 2017 - 2019

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

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Alistair Carmichael  LD 10,381 44.8 -3.8
Robert Leslie  SNP 7,874 34.0 5.0
Jennifer Fairbairn  Con 2,287 9.9 1.2
Coilla Drake  Lab 1,550 6.7 -4.8
Robert Smith * BXT 900 3.9 3.9
David Barnard * Ind 168 0.7 -0.3
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2019

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year LD SNP Con Lab BXT Ind UKIP SSP Oth
2005 51.5% 10.3% 13.3% 14.2% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 5.6% 2.7%
2010 62.0% 10.6% 10.5% 10.7% 0.0% 0.0% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0%
2015 41.4% 37.8% 8.9% 7.1% 0.0% 0.0% 4.8% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 48.6% 29.0% 8.7% 11.4% 0.0% 1.1% 1.2% 0.0% 0.0%
2019 44.8% 34.0% 9.9% 6.7% 3.9% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2019

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 25.4%
1 Liverpool, Walton 74.8%
496 Orkney and Shetland 10.8%
650 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 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: 54.7%
1 Liverpool, Walton 84.7%
568 Orkney and Shetland 44.8%
650 South Down 32.4%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 67.3%
1 East Dunbartonshire 80.3%
318 Orkney and Shetland 67.7%
650 Kingston upon Hull East 49.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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