Voter power in Milton Keynes North

0.728

Constituency marginality

Very marginal

In Milton Keynes North, one person does not really have one vote, they have the equivalent of 0.728 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 Milton Keynes North compare?

Voters in Milton Keynes North have 2.88x more voting power than the UK average.

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.

Milton Keynes North ranks #61 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.

    Sorry we do not have previous election results for this constituency.

    This is probably due to changes in constituency boundaries.

Constituency size

+14.20%

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

Number of voters: 78,152

Average constituency: 68,433

2005 election data

62% of votes discarded

62.11% of those who voted in Milton Keynes North 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 Milton Keynes North

Winner takes all

2005 General Election result in Milton Keynes North

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

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