election

    ANALYSIS

Analysis: post-election statistics


Turnout = 71.3%

Labour majority = 179

Swing = 10% Conservative to Labour


Share of the Vote

Labour44.4%
Conservative31.4%
LibDem17.2%
Others7.0%

The Parliamentary labour Party's 419 members

318 men and 101 women
Source: The Observer

Occupation

Academics/Lecturers55
Teachers49
Journalists32
Trade Unionists28
Barristers16
Company Directors16
Solicitors12
Social Workers12
Mineworkers7
Dockers2
Others190
Education
239 (57%) went to university. 68 (16%) went to 'Oxbridge'.

Age

Under 3010
31 - 4054
41 - 50173
51 - 60140
61 - 7038
Over 703
The oldest Labour MP is Robert Sheldon (73), while the youngest is Chris Leslie (24).

Majorities under 1,000

Source: David Boothroyd
Rank Member (Party, Constituency)    Majority

1  M.J. Oaten (L Dem, Hampshire, Winchester)  2
2  A.M. Sanders (L Dem, Torbay)    12
3  E. Davey (L Dem, Kingston-upon-Thames, Kingston
  and Surbiton)       56
4  I.C. Bruce (C, Dorset, South Dorset)   77
5  D. Heath (L Dem, Somerset, Somerton and Frome) 130
6  Sir W.D. Madel (C, Bedfordshire, South West
  Bedfordshire)      132
7  P.D. Stinchcombe (Lab, Northamptonshire,
  Wellingborough)      187
8  P.A. Sawford (Lab, Northamptonshire, Kettering) 189
9  P.L. Atkinson (C, Northumberland, Hexham)  222
10 M.L.D. Fabricant (C, Staffordshire, Lichfield) 238
11 B. White (Lab, Buckinghamshire, North East
  Milton Keynes)      240
12 P.C.M. Nicholls (C, Devon, Teignbridge)  281
13 D. Ruffley (C, Suffolk, Bury St. Edmunds)  368
14 A. King (Lab, Warwickshire, Rugby and
  Kenilworth)      495
15 Hon. D.P. Heathcoat-Amory (C, Somerset, Wells) 528
16 Mrs. C.A. Spelman (C, West Midlands, Meriden) 582
17 Sir R.B.F.S. Body (C, Lincolnshire, Boston and
  Skegness)       647
18 Mrs. E. Gordon (Lab, Havering, Romford)  649
19 C.J. Fraser (C, Dorset, Mid Dorset and Poole
  North)        681
20 Sir J.M. Shersby (C, Hillingdon, Uxbridge) 724
21 T. Clark (Lab, Northampton, South)   744
22 D.W.G. Chidgey (L Dem, Eastleigh)   754
23 J.D. Cran (C, Humberside, Beverley and
  Holderness)      811
24 Sir A.D. Steen (C, Devon, Totnes)   877

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