Voter power in South Holland & The Deepings

0.027

Constituency marginality

Ultra safe

In South Holland & The Deepings, one person does not really have one vote, they have the equivalent of 0.027 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 South Holland & The Deepings compare?

The average UK voter has 9.09x more voting power than voters in South Holland & The Deepings.

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.

South Holland & The Deepings ranks #571 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 Con
  • 2001 Con
  • 2005 Con

Constituency size

+10.70%

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

Number of voters: 75,752

Average constituency: 68,433

2005 election data

43% of votes discarded

43.00% of those who voted in South Holland & The Deepings 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 South Holland & The Deepings

Winner takes all

2005 General Election result in South Holland & The Deepings

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

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