Norfolk South: New Boundaries 2018 Calculation

Norfolk South: Overview

 Projection: CON seat 

Implied MP at 2017: Richard Bacon  (CON)
County/Area: Norfolk (Anglia)
Electorate: 77,348
Turnout: 77.3%

 Implied 2017 VotesImplied 2017 Share
CON Majority17,31629.0%

See overview of other seats in Anglia.

Norfolk South : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the new Norfolk South constituency, the 'Anglia' 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.

IndicatorSeatAngliaAll GB
Economic Position8° Right8° Right
National Position6° Nat10° Nat1° Int
EU Leave %52%57%52%
British Identity27%27%29%
Good Health46%47%48%
UK Born95%89%88%
Good Education38%37%39%
Good Job52%53%51%
High SEC54%53%51%
Average Age52.749.448.5
ABC1 Class55%55%53%

Norfolk South ranks #355 for "Leave", #143 for "Right" and #214 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:

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

Norfolk South: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2015


This page shows the detail of the calculations performed to estimate the general election result for 2017 had the new boundaries for Norfolk 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 Norfolk South

The old seat(s) needed are:

Old seat: Norfolk Mid

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

Old seat: Norfolk MidTransfer-adjusted Results
New SeatCON
BrecklandAll Saints and Wayland3,281Norfolk Mid1,6464556095270002,283
BrecklandAshill1,510Norfolk Mid57828242113350001,050
BrecklandAttleborough Burgh and Haverscroft3,859Norfolk Mid1,5799169384140002,686
BrecklandAttleborough Queens and Besthorpe5,175Norfolk Mid2,2141,12495145220003,600
BrecklandDereham Neatherd5,628Norfolk Mid2,2721,290127143820003,914
BrecklandDereham Toftwood4,684Norfolk Mid1,6281,2231301711050003,257
BrecklandDereham Withburga4,594Norfolk Mid1,4871,44787100740003,195
BrecklandLaunditch2,044Norfolk Mid1,1482013228120001,421
BrecklandLincoln4,269Norfolk Mid1,999625145661350002,970
BrecklandMattishall4,157Norfolk Mid1,6981,0167773270002,891
BrecklandNecton1,933Norfolk Mid822456233840001,343
BrecklandSaham Toney3,812Norfolk Mid1,58575480176570002,652
BrecklandShipdham-with-Scarning4,333Norfolk Mid1,6961,063103133180003,013
BrecklandThe Buckenhams and Banham1,380Norfolk Mid63726829619000959
BrecklandUpper Wensum4,899Norfolk Mid2,267763174167380003,409
BrecklandWatton5,776Norfolk Mid2,0231,485176319140004,017
South NorfolkAbbey2,274Norfolk South80555118111330001,581
South NorfolkCromwells2,124Norfolk South7722923854250001,478
South NorfolkHingham and Deopham2,319Norfolk Mid1,00038117816380001,613
South NorfolkNorthfields2,279Norfolk South8755417735570001,585
South NorfolkRustens2,246Norfolk South866455108191150001,563
South NorfolkTown2,617Norfolk South1,074484119211230001,821
South NorfolkWicklewood2,655Norfolk Mid1,12134826248690001,848
 Total80,027 32,82416,7432,8482,0921,15700055,664

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

Old seat: Norfolk South

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

Old seat: Norfolk SouthTransfer-adjusted Results
New SeatCON
South NorfolkBeck Vale1,865Norfolk South8792938801130001,373
South NorfolkBressingham and Burston2,388Norfolk South1,0725274101170001,757
South NorfolkBrooke2,255Norfolk South1,1024041430100001,659
South NorfolkBunwell2,329Norfolk South1,118511620230001,714
South NorfolkChedgrave and Thurton2,324Norfolk South9975781230120001,710
South NorfolkCringleford4,316Norwich South1,9578463330410003,177
South NorfolkDickleburgh2,382Norfolk South1,1504157201160001,753
South NorfolkDiss6,394Norfolk South2,6941,47533302020004,704
South NorfolkDitchingham and Broome1,983Norfolk South7105301900280001,458
South NorfolkEarsham2,074Norfolk South7795012350110001,526
South NorfolkEaston2,310Norfolk South1,0934761030260001,698
South NorfolkForncett2,285Norfolk South980498193090001,680
South NorfolkGillingham2,430Norfolk South9516471480420001,788
South NorfolkHarleston3,924Norfolk South1,7028672790390002,887
South NorfolkHempnall2,163Norfolk South1,129375540330001,591
South NorfolkHethersett4,794Norfolk South2,0571,1312840550003,527
South NorfolkLoddon2,210Norfolk South9365441210250001,626
South NorfolkMulbarton4,388Norfolk South1,96793618501400003,228
South NorfolkNewton Flotman2,247Norfolk South9315741380100001,653
South NorfolkOld Costessey6,053Norwich South1,8072,0175780520004,454
South NorfolkPoringland with the Framinghams4,063Norfolk South1,9487522670220002,989
South NorfolkRockland2,397Norfolk South1,0025601700310001,763
South NorfolkRoydon2,068Norfolk South97345689040001,522
South NorfolkScole1,984Norfolk South975314760940001,459
South NorfolkStoke Holy Cross2,424Norfolk South84452230001170001,783
South NorfolkStratton4,669Norfolk South1,9061,19818701430003,434
South NorfolkTasburgh2,032Norfolk South8844481460170001,495
South NorfolkThurlton2,308Great Yarmouth1,0375041350220001,698
 Total83,059 35,58018,8995,07301,55400061,106

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

New seat: Norfolk South

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

New seat: Norfolk South
Old Seat CON
South NorfolkAbbey2,214Norfolk Mid80555118111330001,581
South NorfolkBeck Vale1,818Norfolk South8792938801130001,373
South NorfolkBressingham and Burston2,228Norfolk South1,0725274101170001,757
South NorfolkBrooke2,085Norfolk South1,1024041430100001,659
South NorfolkBunwell2,166Norfolk South1,118511620230001,714
South NorfolkChedgrave and Thurton2,108Norfolk South9975781230120001,710
South NorfolkCromwells2,026Norfolk Mid7722923854250001,478
South NorfolkDickleburgh2,169Norfolk South1,1504157201160001,753
South NorfolkDiss5,757Norfolk South2,6941,47533302020004,704
South NorfolkDitchingham and Broome1,945Norfolk South7105301900280001,458
South NorfolkEarsham1,986Norfolk South7795012350110001,526
South NorfolkEaston2,039Norfolk South1,0934761030260001,698
South NorfolkForncett2,175Norfolk South980498193090001,680
South NorfolkGillingham2,261Norfolk South9516471480420001,788
South NorfolkHarleston3,712Norfolk South1,7028672790390002,887
South NorfolkHempnall2,065Norfolk South1,129375540330001,591
South NorfolkHethersett4,470Norfolk South2,0571,1312840550003,527
South NorfolkLoddon2,182Norfolk South9365441210250001,626
South NorfolkMulbarton4,088Norfolk South1,96793618501400003,228
South NorfolkNewton Flotman2,081Norfolk South9315741380100001,653
South NorfolkNorthfields2,149Norfolk Mid8755417735570001,585
South NorfolkPoringland with the Framinghams4,044Norfolk South1,9487522670220002,989
South NorfolkRockland2,308Norfolk South1,0025601700310001,763
South NorfolkRoydon1,837Norfolk South97345689040001,522
South NorfolkRustens2,686Norfolk Mid866455108191150001,563
South NorfolkScole1,893Norfolk South975314760940001,459
South NorfolkStoke Holy Cross2,226Norfolk South84452230001170001,783
South NorfolkStratton4,240Norfolk South1,9061,19818701430003,434
South NorfolkTasburgh1,907Norfolk South8844481460170001,495
South NorfolkTown2,483Norfolk Mid1,074484119211230001,821
 Total77,348 35,17117,8554,897901,79200059,805

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

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