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Leeds Central

Shows the general election results for Leeds Central, which is a constituency in Yorkshire and The Humber. In 2019 it had a total electorate of 90,971 and a turnout of 54.2%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2019 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Majority
19,270
Electorate
90,971
Turnout
54.2%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2019
Lab 61.7%
Con 22.6%
BXT 6.1%
LD 4.8%
Green 4.3%
SDP 0.6%

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 (%)
Hilary Benn  Lab 30,413 61.7 -8.5
Peter Fortune  Con 11,143 22.6 2.1
Paul Thomas  BXT 2,999 6.1 6.1
Jack Holland * LD 2,343 4.8 2.5
Ed Carlisle * Green 2,105 4.3 1.8
William Clouston * SDP 281 0.6 0.6
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2019

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab Con BXT LD Green SDP UKIP CPA TUSC BNP Ind Oth
2005 59.5% 12.7% 0.0% 21.5% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.8%
2010 49.3% 20.2% 0.0% 20.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.2% 1.1% 0.0%
2015 55.0% 17.3% 0.0% 3.4% 7.9% 0.0% 15.7% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 70.2% 20.5% 0.0% 2.2% 2.5% 0.0% 4.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2019 61.7% 22.6% 6.1% 4.8% 4.3% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2019

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 25.4%
1 Liverpool, Walton 74.8%
133 Leeds Central 39.1%
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%
141 Leeds Central 61.7%
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%
639 Leeds Central 54.2%
650 Kingston upon Hull East 49.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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