UK General Election, 1997:

Party Vote and Lost deposits

1,569 candidates lost their £500 deposits by securing less than 5% of the vosts cast.
PartyNumber of
candidates
Total Votes% of Total Vote
achieved
Vote as % of
electorate
Vote as % of
Total Vote in
seats contested
Number of
lost deposits
Total cost
Alliance Party1762972 0.201% 0.144% 8.454%6£3000
BNP5635393 0.113% 0.081% 1.358%53£26500
Communist5911 0.003% 0.002% 0.466%5£2500
Conservative640959091630.657%21.856%31.490%1£500
Conservative NI89858 0.032% 0.022% 3.069%7£3500
Democratic Unionist9107348 0.343% 0.245%27.535%0-
Green9563992 0.205% 0.146% 1.344%95£47500
Ind17690322 0.289% 0.206% 1.350%150£75000
Ind Conservative812153 0.039% 0.028% 3.171%7£3500
Ind Democrat3480 0.002% 0.001% 0.346%3£1500
Ind Labour1529386 0.094% 0.067% 4.409%11£5500
Labour6391351818443.210%30.806%44.455%0-
LibDem639524251716.757%11.947%17.240%13£6500
Liberal5545166 0.144% 0.103% 1.703%53£26500
Loony257906 0.025% 0.018% 0.641%25£12500
Mebyon Kernow41906 0.006% 0.004% 0.842%4£2000
National Democrat2110829 0.035% 0.025% 1.118%20£10000
National Front62716 0.009% 0.006% 0.982%6£3000
Natural Law19530170 0.096% 0.069% 0.314%195£97500
Plaid Cymru40161030 0.515% 0.367% 9.940%15£7500
Popular Unionist310928 0.035% 0.025% 9.584%0-
ProLife5418800 0.060% 0.043% 0.758%54£27000
Rainbow Connection186< 0.001%< 0.001% 0.118%1£500
Rainbow Dream Ticket283745 0.012% 0.009% 0.282%28£14000
Referendum547810860 2.592% 1.848% 3.127%505£252500
SDLP18190814 0.610% 0.435%24.130%3£1500
SNP72621540 1.987% 1.416%22.066%0-
Scottish Socialist169740 0.031% 0.022% 1.754%15£7500
Sinn Fein17126921 0.406% 0.289%16.828%4£2000
Socialist Labour6552516 0.168% 0.120% 1.784%62£31000
Socialist Party189486 0.030% 0.022% 1.236%17£8500
Speaker123969 0.077% 0.055%65.318%0-
UK Unionist112817 0.041% 0.029%35.061%0-
UKIP194106028 0.339% 0.242% 1.061%193£96500
Ulster Unionist16258349 0.826% 0.589%37.319%1£500
WPLP1286 0.001% 0.001% 0.724%1£500
Workers Party72480 0.008% 0.006% 0.786%7£3500
Workers Revolutionary91178 0.004% 0.003% 0.338%9£4500

Total372431284698100.000%71.295%1569£784500


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