Voter power in Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross

0.060

Constituency marginality

Ultra safe

In Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross, one person does not really have one vote, they have the equivalent of 0.060 votes.

The power of voters in this constituency is based on the probability of the seat changing hands and its size.

While you might think that every vote counts equally, where you live in the UK has a huge effect on your power to influence the election.

How does Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross compare?

The average UK voter has 4.17x more voting power than voters in Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross.

Average UK voter power

0.253

The average UK voter only has the power of 0.253 votes. This is because most of us live in safe seats, where the outcome is pretty much certain regardless of how we vote.

Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross ranks #479 out of 650 constituencies in the Voter Power Index.

UK constituency marginality

We can be almost certain that 60% of seats will NOT change hands in the general election (very safe or ultra safe seats).

Further information

Marginality

The more times a seat changes hands, the more marginal it is deemed to be.

  • 1997 LibDem
  • 2001 LibDem
  • 2005 LibDem

Constituency size

-31.55%

This constituency is smaller than average, which means a voter here is more likely to affect the national result.

Number of voters: 46,839

Average constituency: 68,433

2005 election data

50% of votes discarded

49.55% of those who voted in Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross in 2005 did not vote for the winning candidate. These votes count for nothing in the First Past the Post system.

2005 General Election result

2005 General Election result in Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross

Winner takes all

2005 General Election result in Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross

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