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2015 General Elections and 2016 Devolved Elections

2015 UK General Election statistics






58% of 1824 year olds voted in 2015, much higher than the 38% in 2005.

Highest turnout: Dunbartonshire East (81.9%)

Lowest turnout: Manchester Central (49.2%)




50% of voters actually supported alternative parties, and 707,147 Scottish
Labour voters, 434,097…

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With only 36.9% of voters supporting the new Conservative government, the
vast majority of voters endorsed entirely different parties and policies. When
you factor in the 66.1% turnout, this means that just 24.4% of the public
voted for the new government.

The Electoral Reform Society criticised the fact that it…

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net approval had risen to 18. However, this still lagged behind Cameron, who
had a net approval of 0 (47% `performing well', 47% `performing badly').






The Liberal Democrats performed so badly in most constituencies that they
even lost their £500 deposits, which are not returned to candidates winning
under 5%…

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2016 Devolved Elections

Party Gains Losses Swing Swing
(Region) (Constitue
)
SNP 6 seats and Down 2.3% Up 1.1%
majority
Conservative 16 seats and Up 10.6% Up 8.1%
official opposition
Labour 13 seats and Down 7.2% Down 9.2
official opposition
Scotland (AMS)

Party Vote Share Vote Share Seat Share Seat…

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Plaid Cymru 20.8% 20.5% 30% 15%

Conservative 18.8% 21.1% 25% 15%


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