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DSD with the final voting Results from the English elections…..

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.


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.

Note #2

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:


Update on Government forming talks…..

A quick recap of Sunday’s events. Talks between the Conservative and Lib Dem negotiating teams have been on-going for much of the day. They were described as “positive and productive”. David Cameron and Nick Clegg, the leaders of the two parties, spoke by phone in the early afternoon. Gordon Brown returned to Downing Street where he was joined by Alastair Campbell and Lord Mandelson. He also had his first face-to-face meeting with Nick Clegg, in the Foreign Office. It was “constructive” but resulted in “nothing definitive”. David Cameron has been meeting his shadow cabinet team this evening. Talks between the Conservatives and the Lib Dems about working together in government are expected to continue on Monday.



May 9, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates | ,

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