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South Dorset

Shows the general election results for South Dorset, which is a constituency in Dorset. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 72,323 and a turnout of 71.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

CON
Conservative Hold
Richard Drax
Majority
11,695
Electorate
72,323
Turnout
71.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Con 56.1%
Lab 33.6%
LD 5.9%
Green 4.4%

Party results and changes 2015 - 2017

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

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Richard Drax  Con 29,135 56.1 7.2
Tashi Warr  Lab 17,440 33.6 9.4
Howard Legg  LD 3,053 5.9 -0.1
Jon Orrell * Green 2,278 4.4 -0.3
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab LD Green UKIP Ind GMVY Oth
2005 37.9% 41.6% 15.7% 0.0% 3.2% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5%
2010 45.1% 30.3% 19.0% 1.2% 4.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0%
2015 48.9% 24.2% 6.0% 4.7% 15.0% 0.9% 0.3% 0.0%
2017 56.1% 33.6% 5.9% 4.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%