Guildford: Seat, Ward and Prediction Details

Guildford: Overview

 Prediction: CON hold 

MP at 2017: Anne Milton  (CON)
County/Area: Surrey (South East)
Electorate: 75,454
Turnout: 73.6%
2017
Votes
2017
Share
Predicted
Votes
CON30,29554.6%50.8%
LIB13,25523.9%23.9%
LAB10,54519.0%19.4%
Green1,1522.1%2.6%
OTH2620.5%0.9%
UKIP00.0%2.4%
CON Majority17,04030.7%Pred Maj 27.0%
Chance of
winning
CON
88%
LIB
5%
LAB
7%
Green
0%
OTH
0%
UKIP
0%

Guildford : Political and Demographic indicators

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

IndicatorSeatSouth EastAll GB
Party WinnerCONCONCON
Economic Position8° Right4° Right
National Position3° Int3° Nat1° Int
EU Leave %43%52%52%
British Identity31%29%29%
Good Health54%49%48%
UK Born83%88%88%
Good Education56%43%39%
Good Job64%56%51%
High SEC65%57%51%
Average Age46.849.248.5
ABC1 Class70%60%53%

Guildford ranks #513 for "Leave", #138 for "Right" and #455 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

Guildford: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2015

Guildford: Ward-by-ward

Workings for Guildford

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

GuildfordActual Results
DistrictWardElection
Year
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
GuildfordBurpham20153,2708291,762000
GuildfordChristchurch20153,6585271,0350369265
GuildfordFriary and St Nicolas20154,2651,7244,25401,503492
GuildfordHoly Trinity20155,7481,6373,1755090859
GuildfordMerrow20156,6141,4102,15108481,116
GuildfordOnslow20153,0051,9382,75907472,124
GuildfordPilgrims201591001601810215
GuildfordShalford20153,025721502001,384
GuildfordStoke20151,5991,4061,15382300
GuildfordStoughton20154,4211,8284,42493801,111
GuildfordWestborough20153,4212,5773,02601,021383
GuildfordWorplesdon20155,6545641,8891,75202,312
WaverleyAlfold, Cranleigh Rural and Ellens Green201567811301780109
WaverleyBlackheath and Wonersh2015-100000
WaverleyCranleigh East20154,8229992,61100600
WaverleyCranleigh West20152,4245131,200000
WaverleyEwhurst2015703013740600
WaverleyShamley Green and Cranleigh North20158190211000

GuildfordTurnout-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
GuildfordBurpham4,1221,6684238990002,990
GuildfordChristchurch3,7171,68424347701701222,696
GuildfordFriary and St Nicolas6,4741,6366611,63205771894,695
GuildfordHoly Trinity5,7051,9935681,10117702984,137
GuildfordMerrow5,7852,28648774302933864,195
GuildfordOnslow6,8421,4109091,29503519974,962
GuildfordPilgrims1,919864015217202041,392
GuildfordShalford4,1111,601382266007332,982
GuildfordStoke4,4701,040915750536003,241
GuildfordStoughton7,1421,8007441,80138204525,179
GuildfordWestborough6,6641,5851,1941,40204731774,831
GuildfordWorplesdon6,2082,09120969964808554,502
WaverleyAlfold, Cranleigh Rural and Ellens Green1,3476141020161099976
WaverleyBlackheath and Wonersh1,4241,033000001,033
WaverleyCranleigh East4,6891,815376983002263,400
WaverleyCranleigh West3,0441,2932746400002,207
WaverleyEwhurst1,6246640129384001,177
WaverleyShamley Green and Cranleigh North1,2667300188000918
 Total76,55325,8077,48713,1572,4601,8644,73855,513

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.

GuildfordEst. 2017 General Election Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
GuildfordBurpham4,0631,68442286701252,990
GuildfordChristchurch3,6641,73232456706752,695
GuildfordFriary and St Nicolas6,3811,8851,0381,4530307114,694
GuildfordHoly Trinity5,6232,1637941,078084174,136
GuildfordMerrow5,7022,5316089320107174,195
GuildfordOnslow6,7442,0881,3881,2500192444,962
GuildfordPilgrims1,8911,0351551910481,393
GuildfordShalford4,0521,91960742009262,981
GuildfordStoke4,4061,513982714021113,241
GuildfordStoughton7,0392,4601,0521,605036245,177
GuildfordWestborough6,5681,9711,3361,2850221194,832
GuildfordWorplesdon6,1192,847754843015434,502
WaverleyAlfold, Cranleigh Rural and Ellens Green1,32872915487014975
WaverleyBlackheath and Wonersh1,404865539401921,033
WaverleyCranleigh East4,6222,022425929010133,399
WaverleyCranleigh West3,0001,40420757401662,207
WaverleyEwhurst1,60181615417902441,177
WaverleyShamley Green and Cranleigh North1,24863193188052919
 Total76,55330,29510,54613,25601,15026155,513

Predicted ward-by-ward votes for Guildford

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

GuildfordPredicted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
GuildfordBurpham4,0631,5724348677127192,990
GuildfordChristchurch3,6641,6313345676481172,694
GuildfordFriary and St Nicolas6,3811,7101,0561,453111331334,694
GuildfordHoly Trinity5,6232,0098101,07898105364,136
GuildfordMerrow5,7022,37462493299129364,194
GuildfordOnslow6,7441,9031,4071,250117218674,962
GuildfordPilgrims1,8919831601913311141,392
GuildfordShalford4,0521,8086194207024402,981
GuildfordStoke4,4061,3929957147638263,241
GuildfordStoughton7,0392,2671,0721,60512263485,177
GuildfordWestborough6,5681,7911,3551,285114246414,832
GuildfordWorplesdon6,1192,67977184310638644,501
WaverleyAlfold, Cranleigh Rural and Ellens Green1,328693158872369976
WaverleyBlackheath and Wonersh1,4048265794242471,032
WaverleyCranleigh East4,6221,8954389298028293,399
WaverleyCranleigh West3,0001,3222165745227162,207
WaverleyEwhurst1,601772159179283091,177
WaverleyShamley Green and Cranleigh North1,2485979718822106920
 Total76,55328,22410,76213,2561,3101,43651755,505

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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