Voter power in Thanet North

0.194

Constituency marginality

Very safe

In Thanet North, one person does not really have one vote, they have the equivalent of 0.194 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 Thanet North compare?

The average UK voter has 1.3x more voting power than voters in Thanet North.

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.

Thanet North ranks #268 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

-1.50%

This constituency is about average size.

Number of voters: 67,407

Average constituency: 68,433

2005 election data

52% of votes discarded

52.07% of those who voted in Thanet 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 Thanet North

Winner takes all

2005 General Election result in Thanet North

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

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