Voter power in Sefton Central

0.276

Constituency marginality

Fairly safe

In Sefton Central, one person does not really have one vote, they have the equivalent of 0.276 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 Sefton Central compare?

Voters in Sefton Central have 1.09x 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.

Sefton Central ranks #201 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

-1.00%

This constituency is about average size.

Number of voters: 67,751

Average constituency: 68,433

2005 election data

54% of votes discarded

54.40% of those who voted in Sefton Central 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 Sefton Central

Winner takes all

2005 General Election result in Sefton Central

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

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