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DSD…..Percentage and count breakdown for the English Election…..

After over 60% of the English seats declared (327 out of 533):

212 (+54) Conservative
_94 (–49) Labour
_22 (–_4) Liberal Democratic

No seats held, gained or lost by other parties or independents.

Average English swing from Lab to Cons since 2005: +6.3%



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  2. It’s long past time to post the final results for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland now that all constituencies have reported, with the exception of Buckingham (England) where the UK Independence Party candidate died after the election was called but before polling day on May 6th. The Buckingham seat, previously held by a Tory, will be filled on Thursday, May 27th (about 20 days from now).


    532 results out of 533 declared
    25.0 million votes counted

    297 (+95 – 3 = +92) 9.9 m (39.6%) +3.9% Conservative
    191 (–89 + 2 = –87) 7.0 m (28.1%) –7.4% Labour
    _43 (–12 + 8 = –_4) 6.1 m (24.2%) –1.3% Liberal Democratic
    __1 (+_1 – 0 = +_1) 0.3 m (_1.0%) –0.1% Green
    __0 (–_2 + 0 = –_2) other parties, as below

    Other parties and candidates:

    Seats won and lost:

    1 (+1) Green Party (Caroline Lucas at Brighton Pavilion)
    0 (–1) Respect-Unity coalition (George Galloway, MP, stood down at Bethnal Green and Bow to run unsuccessfully at Poplar and Limehouse, while his party failed to hold his old seat.)
    0 (–1) Independent Community and Health Concern (Dr Richard Taylor at Wyre Forest)

    Aggregate votes for other parties putting up candidates in many constituencies

    865,000 3.5% +0.9% UK Independence Party (anti-EU)
    532,000 2.1% +1.3% British National Party (far right)
    259,000 1.0% –0.1% Green Party

    The BNP’s leader, Nick Griffin, came in third contesting Barking (East London); at the same time, all 12 of the BNP councillors in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham lost their seats to Labour in the concurrent local government elections.

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | May 9, 2010 | Reply

    • From the results above (before Buckingham’s special election), 106 seats in all changed hands between the parties in England. Of course, there will be more than 106 new English members of the new parliament, since those 106 will be joined by new members who succeeded retiring members of the same party.

      Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | May 9, 2010 | Reply

  3. Average English swing from Labour to the Conservatives:


    However this was far from uniformly distributed; in some regions and constituencies, it was +2% or less, while in others it was +7% or more.

    Two-party swing between two elections is derived from subtracting the difference between the two parties’ percentages in the earlier election from that difference in the later one, and then dividing the result by 2. If A wins 50% to B’s 40% in election 1, and 35% to B’s 55% in election 2, then the swing against A would be (-20% – 10%))/2 = a 15% swing from A to B. This matches the average of A’s loss of 15% and B’s gain of 15%.

    Detailed results at:


    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | May 9, 2010 | Reply

  4. English turnout:

    25.05 million

    65.5% (+4.6% over 2005)

    A significant but modest average increase in turnout translated into long queues at some polling stations, with many waiting voters at several places turned away when the polls closed by law at 10 p.m. precisely. Civil rights lawyers have advised those who were were in line before 10 p.m. but could not vote to sue for damages.

    This differs from the usual American practice of allowing every qualified voter who was in line at closing time to cast a ballot, but turning away anyone who gets into line (or approaches the polling place) after closing time.

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | May 9, 2010 | Reply

  5. In the unlikely event that anyone interested would actually be reading this, you should change all my references to an unfilled seat (awaiting a special election on May 27) at Buckingham to Thirsk and Malton, which is also in Buckinghamshire.

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | May 9, 2010 | Reply

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