Berwick-upon-Tweed: Seat, Ward and Prediction Details

Berwick-upon-Tweed: Overview

 Prediction: CON hold 

MP at 2017: Anne-Marie Trevelyan  (CON)
County/Area: Northumberland (North East)
Electorate: 58,774
Turnout: 71.8%
2017
Votes
2017
Share
Predicted
Votes
CON22,14552.5%48.7%
LAB10,36424.6%24.9%
LIB8,91621.1%21.1%
Green7871.9%2.4%
UKIP00.0%2.4%
OTH00.0%0.5%
CON Majority11,78127.9%Pred Maj 23.8%
Chance of
winning
CON
80%
LAB
17%
LIB
2%
Green
0%
UKIP
0%
OTH
0%

Berwick-upon-Tweed : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency, the 'North East' 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.

IndicatorSeatNorth EastAll GB
Party WinnerCONLABCON
Economic Position5° Right8° Left
National Position3° Nat4° Nat1° Int
EU Leave %55%58%52%
British Identity30%26%29%
Good Health43%44%48%
UK Born97%95%88%
Good Education37%35%39%
Good Job46%46%51%
High SEC49%44%51%
Average Age52.749.048.5
ABC1 Class47%47%53%

Berwick-upon-Tweed ranks #294 for "Leave", #230 for "Right" and #291 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

Berwick-upon-Tweed: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2015

Berwick-upon-Tweed: Ward-by-ward

Workings for Berwick-upon-Tweed

This section gives an estimate of the votes cast in each ward of Berwick-upon-Tweed 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 Berwick-upon-Tweed. 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.

Berwick-upon-TweedActual Results
DistrictWardElection
Year
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
NorthumberlandAlnwick20131,8957231,9371,07600
NorthumberlandAmble201316257586000
NorthumberlandAmble West with Warkworth20134322134312600222
NorthumberlandBamburgh2013813154463000
NorthumberlandBerwick East2013253162342000
NorthumberlandBerwick North201331810745600365
NorthumberlandBerwick West with Ord2013296112558000
NorthumberlandDruridge Bay2013287786172000
NorthumberlandLonghorsley201399412710115200
NorthumberlandLonghoughton2013315001780889
NorthumberlandLynemouth201370661342000
NorthumberlandNorham and Islandshires2013533132808000
NorthumberlandPegswood201322651032320400
NorthumberlandPonteland North2013-100000
NorthumberlandRothbury2013540951,544000
NorthumberlandShilbottle201376547610234200
NorthumberlandWooler20138509111027200

Berwick-upon-TweedTurnout-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
NorthumberlandAlnwick7,5511,8467041,8871,048005,485
NorthumberlandAmble3,8225471,9402900002,777
NorthumberlandAmble West with Warkworth3,20264531864438803312,326
NorthumberlandBamburgh3,5891,4832818440002,608
NorthumberlandBerwick East3,7559125841,2330002,729
NorthumberlandBerwick North3,428636214912007302,492
NorthumberlandBerwick West with Ord3,0966892611,2990002,249
NorthumberlandDruridge Bay4,9318262,2624950003,583
NorthumberlandLonghorsley2,1471,129144115173001,561
NorthumberlandLonghoughton3,6055970033701,6852,619
NorthumberlandLynemouth3,5521681,5908230002,581
NorthumberlandNorham and Islandshires3,3918922211,3510002,464
NorthumberlandPegswood657851931227700477
NorthumberlandPonteland North53238700000387
NorthumberlandRothbury3,8336901211,9730002,784
NorthumberlandShilbottle3,7881,250777167559002,753
NorthumberlandWooler3,2191,503161194481002,339
 Total58,09814,2859,77112,3493,06302,74642,214

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.

Berwick-upon-TweedEst. 2017 General Election Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
NorthumberlandAlnwick7,6392,8631,1781,344010105,486
NorthumberlandAmble3,8668731,51837301302,777
NorthumberlandAmble West with Warkworth3,2391,39042645405702,327
NorthumberlandBamburgh3,6311,64034059203502,607
NorthumberlandBerwick East3,7991,23868077403702,729
NorthumberlandBerwick North3,4681,34042263809102,491
NorthumberlandBerwick West with Ord3,1321,08241772502502,249
NorthumberlandDruridge Bay4,9881,1521,92347703103,583
NorthumberlandLonghorsley2,1721,13622717302401,560
NorthumberlandLonghoughton3,6472,072185256010602,619
NorthumberlandLynemouth3,5936151,45149801702,581
NorthumberlandNorham and Islandshires3,4301,44721575204902,463
NorthumberlandPegswood66520917686060477
NorthumberlandPonteland North5383133537010386
NorthumberlandRothbury3,8781,3672611,07308402,785
NorthumberlandShilbottle3,8321,65170634205402,753
NorthumberlandWooler3,2561,75720332105702,338
 Total58,09822,14510,3638,9150788042,214

Predicted ward-by-ward votes for Berwick-upon-Tweed

This table shows the predicted general election result broken down over each ward in the seat of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Berwick-upon-TweedPredicted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
NorthumberlandAlnwick7,6392,6581,1991,344129129255,484
NorthumberlandAmble3,8667691,5293736527132,776
NorthumberlandAmble West with Warkworth3,2391,3034354545569112,327
NorthumberlandBamburgh3,6311,5433505926148122,606
NorthumberlandBerwick East3,7991,1366917746451132,729
NorthumberlandBerwick North3,4681,24743263859104122,492
NorthumberlandBerwick West with Ord3,1329984267255337102,249
NorthumberlandDruridge Bay4,9881,0181,9374778449173,582
NorthumberlandLonghorsley2,1721,078233173373271,560
NorthumberlandLonghoughton3,6471,97419525662119122,618
NorthumberlandLynemouth3,5935191,4614986130122,581
NorthumberlandNorham and Islandshires3,4301,3552257525862112,463
NorthumberlandPegswood665191178861182476
NorthumberlandPonteland North5382993637932386
NorthumberlandRothbury3,8781,2632721,0736698132,785
NorthumberlandShilbottle3,8321,5487173426568132,753
NorthumberlandWooler3,2561,6702123215569112,338
 Total58,09820,56910,5288,9159941,00319642,205

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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