Derbyshire South: New Boundaries 2018 Calculation

Derbyshire South: Overview

 Projection: CON seat 

Implied MP at 2017: Heather Wheeler  (CON)
County/Area: Derbyshire (East Midlands)
Electorate: 77,920
Turnout: 71.5%

 Implied 2017 VotesImplied 2017 Share
CON32,37458.1%
LAB20,27736.4%
LIB2,1753.9%
Green7881.4%
UKIP820.1%
CON Majority12,09721.7%

See overview of other seats in East Midlands.

Derbyshire South : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the new Derbyshire South constituency, the 'East Midlands' area and nation.

The political measures include the Left/Right and International/National axes (what does this mean).

The demographic measures are from the 2011 Census and include categories relating to national identity, economic activity, health and education. These categories are those which have the most relevance to political attitudes.

IndicatorSeatEast MidlandsAll GB
Party WinnerCONCONCON
Economic Position8° Right3° Right
National Position12° Nat9° Nat1° Int
EU Leave %60%59%52%
British Identity35%27%29%
Good Health59%45%48%
UK Born95%91%88%
Good Education45%36%39%
Good Job63%48%51%
High SEC74%47%51%
Average Age51.149.148.5
ABC1 Class66%50%53%

Derbyshire South ranks #152 for "Leave", #147 for "Right" and #88 for "National" out of 600 new seats.

Indicators: Legend and Descriptions

Indicators : Legend and Descriptions

The colour scheme used in the table above is explained in the legend table below. The eight census indicators (British Identity, Good Health, UK Born, Good Education, Good Job, High SEC, Average Age and AB1 Class) all use the same 'Census' colour scheme indicating whether the area's level is above or below the national average.

TopicCat 1Cat 2Cat 3Cat 4Cat 5
Economic PositionVery LeftLeftCentristRightVery Right
National PositionVery IntInternationalCentristNationalVery Nat
EU Leave %Very RemainRemainBalancedLeaveVery Leave
CensusVery LowLowMediumHighVery High

Indicator definitions are given in terms of political data definitions or census categories:

IndicatorCensus
Question
Definition / Included Census Categories
Party WinnerArea party winner : actual election result or projected by Electoral Calculus
Economic PositionEconomic position between 100° Left and 100° Right, estimated by Electoral Calculus from political and demographic data.
National PositionNational position between 100° International and 100° National, estimated by Electoral Calculus from political and demographic data.
EU Leave %EU Referendum vote share for 'Leave' : actual result or estimate
British IdentityNational Identity (KS202)Those answering British, British-Other, or Scottish-British
Good HealthHealth (KS301)Those answering 'Very Good Health'
UK BornCountry of Birth (QS203)Those answering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, GB Other, or UK Other
Good EducationHighest level of Qualification (QS501)Level 3 (A-level equivalent) or Level 4+ (degree equivalent)
Good JobOccupation (QS606)Occupation codes 1xx to 4xx (Managers, Professionals, Associates, and office workers)
High SECNS-SeC of Household Reference Person (QS609)National Statistics Socio-economic Classification from 1 to 4 (higher managers and professionals, lower managers and professionals, intermediate occupations, small employers and self-employed).
Average AgeAge (QS103)Average age of adults (18 years and above)
ABC1 ClassApproximated Social Grade (QS611)Approximated social grades A, B and C1

Derbyshire South: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2015

Introduction

This page shows the detail of the calculations performed to estimate the general election result for 2017 had the new boundaries for Derbyshire South been in force at that time. The basic idea of the calculation is to look at the district council wards which make up the new seat, and estimate how they voted in 2017. This estimate is based on the recent local election results in those wards, with adjustments made to allow for different turnouts and different voting patterns for local and general elections.

In many cases, wards are divided between several old constituencies or between new constituencies. So the same ward may be shown more than once, but the electorate shown will reflect that ward sub-section.

Election results from a recent local election are given. This is usually the local election closest to 2015 from the period 2012-2015. For multiple-member wards, the votes shown are the sum of the votes cast for all candidates of each party. A negative number indicates candidate(s) elected unopposed.

Calculation method

There are two problems with using the raw (actual) local election results to imply general election results ward-by-ward. Firstly, turnout can be different between local and general elections, which means that the total number of local votes cast does not equal the number of votes cast in each old seat at the general election. To correct for this, we adjust the local votes to match the general election turnout. Each ward's result is scaled, whilst keeping constant the percentage support for each party, so that the total turnout adds up to the old seat's general election turnout. All wards in the old seat are assumed to have the same percentage turnout.

Secondly, even though we now have the correct number of votes in the old seat, the party totals will not match the general election result. Some parties do better at the local election than the general election, and others do vice versa. We call these strong and weak parties respectively. The next step is to transfer votes from strong parties to weak parties. This is done by taking votes proportionally away from strong parties and putting them in a transfer pool. For instance if a party got 12,500 local votes, but only 10,000 general election votes, it will lose 20% over all the wards. These votes in each ward will be put in the ward's transfer pool and allocated to the weak parties. Weak parties will get votes transferred to them in proportion to the votes they need over the old seat. For instance, if two weak parties need 4,000 and 1,000 votes respectively, the first party will get 80% of each ward's transfer pool and the second party will get 20% of each ward's transfer pool. The transfer of votes between parties is done using the Electoral Calculus Transition Model.

More details of the calculation formulas are available.

List of old seats forming part of Derbyshire South

The old seat(s) needed are:

Old seat: Derby North

The table shows the transfer-adjusted results for each ward in the old seat of Derby North, as well as showing which new seat each ward is in.

Old seat: Derby NorthTransfer-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
New SeatCON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
DerbyAbbey10,707Derby West2,6804,35231710500007,454
DerbyChaddesden9,322Derby East2,9573,08515828900006,489
DerbyDarley10,395Derby West3,4713,4013026200007,236
DerbyDerwent9,855Derby East2,5423,78514039300006,860
DerbyLittleover9,992Derby West3,1783,1186144600006,956
DerbyMackworth9,873Derby West2,8473,58623620400006,873
DerbyMickleover9,774Derbyshire South3,9322,2964958200006,805
 Total69,918 21,60723,6232,2621,181000048,673

The full details of these calculations are given on the Derby North seat details page. Click on "Show workings".

Old seat: Derbyshire South

The table shows the transfer-adjusted results for each ward in the old seat of Derbyshire South, as well as showing which new seat each ward is in.

Old seat: Derbyshire SouthTransfer-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
New SeatCON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
South DerbyshireAston5,421Derby East2,46295719101290003,739
South DerbyshireChurch Gresley5,774Derbyshire South2,1811,646800730003,980
South DerbyshireEtwall4,497Derbyshire South2,2477151100280003,100
South DerbyshireHatton2,024Derbyshire South821532200210001,394
South DerbyshireHilton7,730Derbyshire South3,6871,3582000850005,330
South DerbyshireLinton4,029Derbyshire South1,5501,0561290430002,778
South DerbyshireMelbourne4,104Derbyshire South1,8337811270870002,828
South DerbyshireMidway6,692Derbyshire South2,3452,0201930550004,613
South DerbyshireNewhall and Stanton6,727Derbyshire South2,2152,2391210630004,638
South DerbyshireRepton4,552Derbyshire South2,2397091270630003,138
South DerbyshireSeales4,243Derbyshire South1,7591,069560410002,925
South DerbyshireStenson3,456Derbyshire South1,0241,221900480002,383
South DerbyshireSwadlincote6,382Derbyshire South2,2891,9191340580004,400
South DerbyshireWillington and Findern3,654Derbyshire South1,6487301010400002,519
South DerbyshireWoodville7,057Derbyshire South2,6041,9861920830004,865
 Total76,342 30,90418,9381,871091700052,630

The full details of these calculations are given on the Derbyshire South seat details page. Click on "Show workings".

New seat: Derbyshire South

The new seat of Derbyshire South is made up of the following wards, with the transfer-adjusted votes shown.

New seat: Derbyshire South
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
Old Seat CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
DerbyMickleover11,666Derby North3,9322,2964958200006,805
South DerbyshireChurch Gresley5,858Derbyshire South2,1811,646800730003,980
South DerbyshireEtwall4,246Derbyshire South2,2477151100280003,100
South DerbyshireHatton1,934Derbyshire South821532200210001,394
South DerbyshireHilton6,589Derbyshire South3,6871,3582000850005,330
South DerbyshireLinton3,923Derbyshire South1,5501,0561290430002,778
South DerbyshireMelbourne4,175Derbyshire South1,8337811270870002,828
South DerbyshireMidway6,031Derbyshire South2,3452,0201930550004,613
South DerbyshireNewhall and Stanton6,169Derbyshire South2,2152,2391210630004,638
South DerbyshireRepton3,886Derbyshire South2,2397091270630003,138
South DerbyshireSeales4,111Derbyshire South1,7591,069560410002,925
South DerbyshireStenson3,394Derbyshire South1,0241,221900480002,383
South DerbyshireSwadlincote5,876Derbyshire South2,2891,9191340580004,400
South DerbyshireWillington and Findern3,635Derbyshire South1,6487301010400002,519
South DerbyshireWoodville6,427Derbyshire South2,6041,9861920830004,865
 Total77,920 32,37420,2772,1758278800055,696

And these are the implied results for 2017 for the new seat of Derbyshire South.


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