Voter power index for Leyton & Wanstead
Rank #289 of 650
Voter power in Leyton & Wanstead
In Leyton & Wanstead, one person does not really have one vote, they have the equivalent of 0.271 votes.
How does Leyton & Wanstead compare?
The average UK voter has 1.12x more voting power than voters in Leyton & Wanstead.
Average UK voter power
Leyton & Wanstead ranks #289 out of 650 constituencies in the Voter Power Index.
UK constituency marginality
The more times a seat changes hands, the more marginal it is deemed to be.
- 1997 Lab
- 2001 Lab
- 2005 Lab
- 2010 Lab
This constituency is smaller than average, which means a voter here is more likely to affect the national result.
Number of voters: 61,135
Average constituency: 69,718
2010 election data
56% of votes discarded
56.40% of those who voted in Leyton & Wanstead in 2010 did not vote for the winning candidate. These votes count for nothing in the First Past the Post system.
2010 General Election result
Winner takes all
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The Voter Power Index is based on research by NEF (the New Economics Foundation)
If the UK had a proportional voting system:
- We would no longer have safe seats
- The power of votes would be much more equal
- All areas of the UK would have equal power to decide the outcome of the election