Voter power in Sunderland Central

0.059

Constituency marginality

Ultra safe

In Sunderland Central, one person does not really have one vote, they have the equivalent of 0.059 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 Sunderland Central compare?

The average UK voter has 4.17x more voting power than voters in Sunderland Central.

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.

Sunderland Central ranks #486 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

+6.87%

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

Number of voters: 73,133

Average constituency: 68,433

2005 election data

50% of votes discarded

49.97% of those who voted in Sunderland 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 Sunderland Central

Winner takes all

2005 General Election result in Sunderland Central

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

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