Devon South West: Seat, Ward and Prediction Details

Devon South West: Overview

 Prediction: CON hold 

MP at 2017: Gary Streeter  (CON)
County/Area: Devon (South West)
Electorate: 71,262
Turnout: 74.2%
2017
Votes
2017
Share
Predicted
Votes
CON31,63459.8%56.8%
LAB15,81829.9%28.8%
LIB2,7325.2%5.2%
UKIP1,5402.9%5.9%
Green1,1332.1%3.3%
CON Majority15,81629.9%Pred Maj 28.0%
Chance of
winning
CON
91%
LAB
9%
LIB
0%
UKIP
0%
Green
0%

Devon South West : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the Devon South West 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 WinnerCONCONCON
Economic Position5° Right1° Right
National Position5° Nat1° Nat1° Int
EU Leave %55%53%52%
British Identity29%27%29%
Good Health49%47%48%
UK Born96%92%88%
Good Education42%40%39%
Good Job53%50%51%
High SEC59%52%51%
Average Age52.150.548.5
ABC1 Class59%54%53%

Devon South West ranks #300 for "Leave", #226 for "Right" and #261 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

Devon South West: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2015

Devon South West: Ward-by-ward

Workings for Devon South West

This section gives an estimate of the votes cast in each ward of Devon South West 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 Devon South West. 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.

Devon South WestActual Results
DistrictWardElection
Year
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
PlymouthPlympton Chaddlewood20147644010707069
PlymouthPlympton Erle20152,27393531293423954
PlymouthPlympton St Mary20154,3261,25201,28737270
PlymouthPlymstock Dunstone20153,4241,1544331,73026035
PlymouthPlymstock Radford20153,4171,60001,7860126
South HamsBickleigh and Cornwood20151,106019003280
South HamsCharterlands20151,092000330274
South HamsErmington and Ugborough2015998027403840
South HamsIvybridge East20152,58409916196860
South HamsIvybridge West20153,3900001,2960
South HamsLoddiswell and Aveton Gifford20151,0720005310
South HamsNewton and Yealmpton20152,95401,76201,0830
South HamsWembury and Brixton20152,91052657105580
South HamsWoolwell20151,0680004600

Devon South WestTurnout-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
PlymouthPlympton Chaddlewood6,5551,9201,00801,77701734,878
PlymouthPlympton Erle7,0772,5221,0373461,036265605,266
PlymouthPlympton St Mary10,2864,5311,31101,348390737,653
PlymouthPlymstock Dunstone9,8243,5571,1994501,797270367,309
PlymouthPlymstock Radford9,9933,6671,71701,91701357,436
South HamsBickleigh and Cornwood2,2031,1160192033101,639
South HamsCharterlands2,1921,0500003172641,631
South HamsErmington and Ugborough2,0829340256035901,549
South HamsIvybridge East4,5821,805069243247903,408
South HamsIvybridge West4,9442,6610001,01703,678
South HamsLoddiswell and Aveton Gifford7183570001770534
South HamsNewton and Yealmpton4,5771,73501,035063603,406
South HamsWembury and Brixton3,5571,687305331032402,647
South HamsWoolwell2,4451,27200054801,820
 Total71,03528,8146,5773,3028,3075,11374152,854

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.

Devon South WestEst. 2017 General Election Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
PlymouthPlympton Chaddlewood6,5762,4692,0021292275004,877
PlymouthPlympton Erle7,1002,6112,1152722105905,267
PlymouthPlympton St Mary10,3194,7172,3981782649607,653
PlymouthPlymstock Dunstone9,8554,3552,2592873367207,309
PlymouthPlymstock Radford10,0254,2142,7421033314607,436
South HamsBickleigh and Cornwood2,2101,103328127206201,640
South HamsCharterlands2,1991,1303537077101,631
South HamsErmington and Ugborough2,0891,00828416858501,550
South HamsIvybridge East4,5971,938860459589403,409
South HamsIvybridge West4,9602,5667971093916703,678
South HamsLoddiswell and Aveton Gifford72037491332340534
South HamsNewton and Yealmpton4,5922,141584533814003,406
South HamsWembury and Brixton3,5681,80955320767102,646
South HamsWoolwell2,4531,19845157268701,819
 Total71,03531,63315,8172,7321,5391,134052,854

Predicted ward-by-ward votes for Devon South West

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

Devon South WestPredicted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
PlymouthPlympton Chaddlewood6,5762,3211,94813237110604,878
PlymouthPlympton Erle7,1002,4512,05627536611905,267
PlymouthPlympton St Mary10,3194,4852,31318249018307,653
PlymouthPlymstock Dunstone9,8554,1332,17829155215607,310
PlymouthPlymstock Radford10,0253,9882,65910755113107,436
South HamsBickleigh and Cornwood2,2101,053310128688101,640
South HamsCharterlands2,1991,08033571559001,631
South HamsErmington and Ugborough2,0899612681695010201,550
South HamsIvybridge East4,5971,83582246115913303,410
South HamsIvybridge West4,9602,45475611114820903,678
South HamsLoddiswell and Aveton Gifford720358863317400534
South HamsNewton and Yealmpton4,5922,03855153510517703,406
South HamsWembury and Brixton3,5681,7295242088410102,646
South HamsWoolwell2,4531,143431588010801,820
 Total71,03530,02915,2372,7613,0961,736052,859

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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