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South Shields

Shows the general election results for South Shields, which is a constituency in North East. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 63,433 and a turnout of 64.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Emma Lewell-Buck
Majority
14,508
Electorate
63,433
Turnout
64.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Lab 61.5%
Con 25.9%
UKIP 7.4%
Green 3.5%
LD 1.7%

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 (%)
Emma Lewell-Buck  Lab 25,078 61.5 10.2
Felicity Buchan  Con 10,570 25.9 9.3
Richard Elvin  UKIP 3,006 7.4 -14.6
Shirley Ford * Green 1,437 3.5 -0.9
Gita Gordon * LD 681 1.7 -0.1
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab Con UKIP Green LD Ind BNP Anti-war Oth
2005 27.3% 50.5% 4.6% 0.0% 17.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%
2010 52.0% 21.6% 0.0% 2.1% 14.2% 2.0% 6.5% 0.2% 0.0%
2015 51.3% 16.6% 22.0% 4.5% 1.8% 3.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 61.5% 25.9% 7.4% 3.5% 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%