Cannock Chase: Seat, Ward and Prediction Details

Cannock Chase: Overview

 Prediction: CON hold 

MP at 2017: Amanda Milling  (CON)
County/Area: Staffordshire (West Midlands)
Electorate: 74,540
Turnout: 64.2%
2017
Votes
2017
Share
Predicted
Votes
CON26,31855.0%51.9%
LAB17,92737.4%36.4%
UKIP2,0184.2%7.1%
Green8151.7%2.8%
LIB7941.7%1.7%
CON Majority8,39117.5%Pred Maj 15.5%
Chance of
winning
CON
76%
LAB
24%
UKIP
0%
Green
0%
LIB
0%

Cannock Chase : Political and Demographic indicators

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

IndicatorSeatWest MidlandsAll GB
Party WinnerCONCONCON
Economic Position5° Right2° Right
National Position16° Nat9° Nat1° Int
EU Leave %69%59%52%
British Identity21%28%29%
Good Health44%45%48%
UK Born98%89%88%
Good Education30%35%39%
Good Job43%48%51%
High SEC42%46%51%
Average Age48.648.748.5
ABC1 Class42%49%53%

Cannock Chase ranks #30 for "Leave", #224 for "Right" and #29 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

Cannock Chase: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2015

Cannock Chase: Ward-by-ward

Workings for Cannock Chase

This section gives an estimate of the votes cast in each ward of Cannock Chase 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 Cannock Chase. 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.

Cannock ChaseActual Results
DistrictWardElection
Year
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Cannock ChaseBrereton and Ravenhill20157281,037772601990
Cannock ChaseCannock East20159151,3950703830
Cannock ChaseCannock North20157661,55707581120
Cannock ChaseCannock South20151,1561,34907251400
Cannock ChaseCannock West20152,1731,01106451640
Cannock ChaseEtching Hill and The Heath20151,3119094296721530
Cannock ChaseHagley20156297901283714051
Cannock ChaseHawks Green20151,753849081815288
Cannock ChaseHeath Hayes East and Wimblebury20151,2079640695110141
Cannock ChaseHednesford Green Heath20151,026831046179134
Cannock ChaseHednesford North20151,0001,30708061370
Cannock ChaseHednesford South20151,11584205801690
Cannock ChaseNorton Canes20151,4471,27370762950
Cannock ChaseRawnsley2015857780804963780
Cannock ChaseWestern Springs20151,3069780687103137

Cannock ChaseTurnout-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
Cannock ChaseBrereton and Ravenhill5,0057231,0307675979803,215
Cannock ChaseCannock East5,4321,0311,57207929403,489
Cannock ChaseCannock North5,5588561,741084712503,569
Cannock ChaseCannock South5,8741,2941,510081215703,773
Cannock ChaseCannock West5,3391,866868055414103,429
Cannock ChaseEtching Hill and The Heath5,1721,25486941064314603,322
Cannock ChaseHagley3,56371790014642346582,290
Cannock ChaseHawks Green5,8161,7898670835155903,736
Cannock ChaseHeath Hayes East and Wimblebury4,7541,18294406811081383,053
Cannock ChaseHednesford Green Heath3,6869607770431741252,367
Cannock ChaseHednesford North5,4701,0811,413087114803,513
Cannock ChaseHednesford South4,2791,132855058917202,748
Cannock ChaseNorton Canes5,7181,4571,282707679603,672
Cannock ChaseRawnsley3,8198117387647035802,453
Cannock ChaseWestern Springs5,0471,31898706941041383,241
 Total74,53217,47116,3531,46910,0062,02254947,870

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.

Cannock ChaseEst. 2017 General Election Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
Cannock ChaseBrereton and Ravenhill5,0061,6071,2052131573203,214
Cannock ChaseCannock East5,4331,6671,591101665503,489
Cannock ChaseCannock North5,5591,5201,756192175603,568
Cannock ChaseCannock South5,8751,8021,686221847903,773
Cannock ChaseCannock West5,3402,270965251046603,430
Cannock ChaseEtching Hill and The Heath5,1731,9671,0801241114103,323
Cannock ChaseHagley3,5631,18796558602002,290
Cannock ChaseHawks Green5,8172,516974491247303,736
Cannock ChaseHeath Hayes East and Wimblebury4,7551,7721,043151645803,052
Cannock ChaseHednesford Green Heath3,6861,384832201003202,368
Cannock ChaseHednesford North5,4711,6801,551511626903,513
Cannock ChaseHednesford South4,2791,618903521215402,748
Cannock ChaseNorton Canes5,7192,0791,357251684403,673
Cannock ChaseRawnsley3,8191,37685639849702,452
Cannock ChaseWestern Springs5,0481,8711,16273963903,241
 Total74,53226,31617,9267952,018815047,870

Predicted ward-by-ward votes for Cannock Chase

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

Cannock ChasePredicted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
Cannock ChaseBrereton and Ravenhill5,0061,5091,1732152506803,215
Cannock ChaseCannock East5,4331,5601,556122679403,489
Cannock ChaseCannock North5,5591,4111,720213209603,568
Cannock ChaseCannock South5,8751,6871,6482429312103,773
Cannock ChaseCannock West5,3402,1659312720310403,430
Cannock ChaseEtching Hill and The Heath5,1731,8651,0471262077803,323
Cannock ChaseHagley3,5631,117942591264602,290
Cannock ChaseHawks Green5,8172,4029365123211503,736
Cannock ChaseHeath Hayes East and Wimblebury4,7551,6791,012172529203,052
Cannock ChaseHednesford Green Heath3,6861,312808211695902,369
Cannock ChaseHednesford North5,4711,5731,5165326410803,514
Cannock ChaseHednesford South4,2791,534875532008502,747
Cannock ChaseNorton Canes5,7191,9671,320272748503,673
Cannock ChaseRawnsley3,8191,3018314015512402,451
Cannock ChaseWestern Springs5,0481,7721,129751907503,241
 Total74,53224,85417,4448213,4021,350047,871

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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