629 seats plus the Speaker
Con 303¹ (-62); Lab 317 (+59); Lib 9 (+3); Others 0 (-1)
¹ Includes 12 Ulster Unionists, 4 Conservative & National Liberal, and 2 National Liberal & Conservative
A Labour majority of: 5 (excluding the Speaker)
There is a breakdown of seats by region
The total electorate was 35,882,527 of whom 27,661,292 voted - a turnout of 77.09%
The average electorate size was 56,956.39. In Conservative won seats the average was 58,885.36, Labour 55,085.74, Liberal 37,777.44.
Approximately 40 'parties' stood in the election - see the full list of parties for details. The three major parties between them accounted for 98.25% of the votes cast. But the Labour Party achieved its 50.32% of seats on the basis of support from 33.73% of the electorate. The list shows the percentage of votes obtained by each of the parties. 186 candidates lost their deposits.
A total of 1,757 candidates stood in the election. 29 candidates (all but three were Labour) obtained majorities that were more than 50% of the votes cast, and 6 candidates had majorities that were more than 50% of the electorate. There is a list of constituencies in order of percentage majority, together with separate lists for the three main parties in order of marginality. It is also interesting to note that in nearly 63.17% of the constituencies the winner had more than 50% of the votes cast, and there is a list of constituencies in order of the winner's percentage of votes cast. One issue that often interests people is what proportion of the electorate a winning candidate achieves. This is also included in this list. Turnout ranged from 51.32% in Stepney to 87.11% in Wellingborough. Constituencies are listed in order of turnout.
Transcripts are available of the Conservative and Labour party election television broadcasts
Copies of party election manifestos are available for the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal parties
|Last Modified: 22 Oct 12|
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