Voter power in Lewisham Deptford

0.018

Constituency marginality

Ultra safe

In Lewisham Deptford, one person does not really have one vote, they have the equivalent of 0.018 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 Lewisham Deptford compare?

The average UK voter has 14.29x more voting power than voters in Lewisham Deptford.

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.

Lewisham Deptford ranks #588 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 Lab
  • 2001 Lab
  • 2005 Lab

Constituency size

-0.13%

This constituency is about average size.

Number of voters: 68,344

Average constituency: 68,433

2005 election data

45% of votes discarded

44.63% of those who voted in Lewisham Deptford 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 Lewisham Deptford

Winner takes all

2005 General Election result in Lewisham Deptford

Note: there have been boundary changes for this constituency since the last election. These are notional results.

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