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Belfast West

Shows the general election results for Belfast West, which is a constituency in Belfast. In 2019 it had a total electorate of 65,644 and a turnout of 59.1%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2019 general election.

SF
Sinn Féin Hold
Majority
14,672
Electorate
65,644
Turnout
59.1%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2019
SF 53.8%
PBPA 16.0%
DUP 13.5%
SDLP 7.7%
Alliance 4.9%
Aontú 4.2%

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 (%)
Paul Maskey  SF 20,866 53.8 -12.9
Gerry Carroll  PBPA 6,194 16.0 5.8
Frank McCoubrey  DUP 5,220 13.5 0.0
Paul Doherty * SDLP 2,985 7.7 0.7
Donnamarie Higgins * Alliance 1,882 4.9 3.1
Monica Digney * Aontú 1,635 4.2 4.2
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2019

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year SF PBPA DUP SDLP Alliance Aontú WP UUP UKIP Con UCU Oth
2005 70.5% 0.0% 10.6% 14.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1%
2010 71.1% 0.0% 7.6% 16.4% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.1% 0.0%
2015 54.2% 19.2% 7.8% 9.8% 1.8% 0.0% 1.7% 3.1% 2.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 66.7% 10.2% 13.4% 7.0% 1.8% 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2019 53.8% 16.0% 13.5% 7.7% 4.9% 4.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2019

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 12.7%
1 Liverpool, Walton 37.4%
150 Belfast West 18.9%
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: 27.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 42.3%
322 Belfast West 26.9%
650 South Down 16.2%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 134.6%
1 East Dunbartonshire 160.5%
586 Belfast West 118.2%
650 Kingston upon Hull East 98.7%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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