Bath: Seat, Ward and Prediction Details

Bath: Overview

 Prediction: LIB hold 

MP at 2017: Wera Hobhouse  (LIB)
County/Area: Bristol area (South West)
Electorate: 66,769
Turnout: 74.3%
2017
Votes
2017
Share
Predicted
Votes
LIB23,43647.3%47.3%
CON17,74235.8%32.0%
LAB7,27914.7%15.1%
Green1,1252.3%2.8%
UKIP00.0%2.4%
OTH00.0%0.5%
LIB Majority5,69411.5%Pred Maj 15.2%
Chance of
winning
LIB
69%
CON
27%
LAB
4%
Green
0%
UKIP
0%
OTH
0%

Bath : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the Bath constituency, the 'South West' 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.

IndicatorSeatSouth WestAll GB
Party WinnerLIBCONCON
Economic Position3° Left1° Right
National Position15° Int1° Nat1° Int
EU Leave %33%53%52%
British Identity33%27%29%
Good Health52%47%48%
UK Born86%92%88%
Good Education58%40%39%
Good Job61%50%51%
High SEC56%52%51%
Average Age45.250.548.5
ABC1 Class68%54%53%

Bath ranks #597 for "Leave", #407 for "Right" and #532 for "National" out of 650 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

Bath: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2015

Bath: Ward-by-ward

Workings for Bath

This section gives an estimate of the votes cast in each ward of Bath at the general election of 2017. The official ward breakdowns are not officially tabulated or published, so these numbers are only approximate. 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, and also to predict how they will vote at the next election. These estimates are based both on the recent local election results and the Census 2011 demography in those wards, with adjustments made to allow for different turnouts and different voting patterns for local and general elections.

Usuallly each ward lies entirely within a single constituency, but some large wards are split between several constituencies (particularly in Scotland and Northern Ireland). The electorate figure shown is the estimate of the electorate which is common to both the constituency and the particular ward, and can be very small.

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 a few 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.

Because not all parties have a candidate in each ward, and sometimes there is only a single candidate elected unopposed, the local election results can understate a party's true support. To correct for this, we also use Census demography to make an alternative estimate of how the ward voted in the general election, based on any demographic differences between the ward and the seat overall.

Both method are then combined together, and the votes are subject to a final adjustment to make sure that the totals over the wards add up to the general election seat total, as they must.

Raw vote and Estimated General Election vote

The raw vote table shows the district council election results for all the wards in the seat of Bath. The first block shows the actual results, the second block shows the turnout-adjusted results. The final block shows the estimated general election votes for each ward after all the processes are complete.

BathActual Results
DistrictWardElection
Year
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Bath and North East SomersetAbbey20152,1436391,53901,071148
Bath and North East SomersetBathwick20152,0876441,62305840
Bath and North East SomersetCombe Down20151,9703961,9902567290
Bath and North East SomersetKingsmead20151,5524041,5911631,3210
Bath and North East SomersetLambridge20151,4158821,51909841,136
Bath and North East SomersetLansdown20152,55131392901,1310
Bath and North East SomersetLyncombe20152,2613841,9912461,6960
Bath and North East SomersetNewbridge20152,0595641,9220766603
Bath and North East SomersetOdd Down20151,3004802,1543809530
Bath and North East SomersetOldfield20151,4461,0592,02108100
Bath and North East SomersetSouthdown20151,2744282,233471783108
Bath and North East SomersetTwerton20155895671,4273414840
Bath and North East SomersetWalcot20151,4901,0082,09101,537132
Bath and North East SomersetWestmoreland20159795901,15409352,524
Bath and North East SomersetWeston20152,2414331,28506271,162
Bath and North East SomersetWidcombe20151,8933871,87801,223215

BathTurnout-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
Bath and North East SomersetAbbey3,8701,2193648760609843,152
Bath and North East SomersetBathwick3,3271,145353891032102,710
Bath and North East SomersetCombe Down3,7171,1172241,12814541303,027
Bath and North East SomersetKingsmead3,7489422459659980203,053
Bath and North East SomersetLambridge3,73572545277905045823,042
Bath and North East SomersetLansdown3,1651,336164486059202,578
Bath and North East SomersetLyncombe3,7391,04717892211478503,046
Bath and North East SomersetNewbridge4,0671,1533161,07704293383,313
Bath and North East SomersetOdd Down3,8927822891,29722957403,171
Bath and North East SomersetOldfield3,9858806441,229049303,246
Bath and North East SomersetSouthdown3,8027452501,306275458633,097
Bath and North East SomersetTwerton3,6525144951,24629842202,975
Bath and North East SomersetWalcot4,0547865321,1030811703,302
Bath and North East SomersetWestmoreland4,46257634767805501,4843,635
Bath and North East SomersetWeston3,6721,16622566903266052,991
Bath and North East SomersetWidcombe3,9831,0972241,08907091253,244
 Total60,87015,2305,30215,7411,1608,7983,35149,582

The turnout-adjusted results are now combined with the implied results from the Census Demography calculation, and then adjusted to match the general election totals. The results of these calculations are shown in the table below.

BathEst. 2017 General Election Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
Bath and North East SomersetAbbey4,2451,2793881,38609903,152
Bath and North East SomersetBathwick3,6491,3142651,08604402,709
Bath and North East SomersetCombe Down4,0771,1923631,43803503,028
Bath and North East SomersetKingsmead4,1111,0744021,448013003,054
Bath and North East SomersetLambridge4,0971,0294871,45107503,042
Bath and North East SomersetLansdown3,4721,3021761,01608402,578
Bath and North East SomersetLyncombe4,1011,2073321,43706903,045
Bath and North East SomersetNewbridge4,4611,2914131,56204703,313
Bath and North East SomersetOdd Down4,2699825251,62304003,170
Bath and North East SomersetOldfield4,3719486831,54107403,246
Bath and North East SomersetSouthdown4,1701,0015151,55003103,097
Bath and North East SomersetTwerton4,0066967961,45402902,975
Bath and North East SomersetWalcot4,4471,0045481,626012403,302
Bath and North East SomersetWestmoreland4,8949966881,837011303,634
Bath and North East SomersetWeston4,0281,2083801,37902502,992
Bath and North East SomersetWidcombe4,3691,2193191,601010503,244
 Total60,87017,7427,28023,43501,124049,582

Predicted ward-by-ward votes for Bath

This table shows the predicted general election result broken down over each ward in the seat of Bath.

BathPredicted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
Bath and North East SomersetAbbey4,2451,1614001,38675115153,152
Bath and North East SomersetBathwick3,6491,2122761,0866458132,709
Bath and North East SomersetCombe Down4,0771,0783751,4387251143,028
Bath and North East SomersetKingsmead4,1119594141,44873146143,054
Bath and North East SomersetLambridge4,0979154991,4517291143,042
Bath and North East SomersetLansdown3,4721,2051861,0166197122,577
Bath and North East SomersetLyncombe4,1011,0933441,4377285143,045
Bath and North East SomersetNewbridge4,4611,1674261,5627964153,313
Bath and North East SomersetOdd Down4,2698635371,6237556153,169
Bath and North East SomersetOldfield4,3718266961,5417791153,246
Bath and North East SomersetSouthdown4,1708855271,5507447143,097
Bath and North East SomersetTwerton4,0065848081,4547144142,975
Bath and North East SomersetWalcot4,4478805611,62678141153,301
Bath and North East SomersetWestmoreland4,8948607021,83786132173,634
Bath and North East SomersetWeston4,0281,0963921,3797141142,993
Bath and North East SomersetWidcombe4,3691,0973321,60177122153,244
 Total60,87015,8817,47523,4351,1771,38123049,579

Please note that general election results and electorates are not officially made available ward-by-ward. The numbers shown are our best estimates for these figures, but are not official.


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