Runnymede and Weybridge: Seat, Ward and Prediction Details

Runnymede and Weybridge: Overview

 Prediction: CON hold 

MP at 2017: Philip Hammond  (CON)
County/Area: Surrey (South East)
Electorate: 74,887
Turnout: 68.9%
2017
Votes
2017
Share
Predicted
Votes
CON31,43660.9%57.2%
LAB13,38625.9%26.3%
LIB3,7657.3%7.3%
UKIP1,6753.2%5.6%
Green1,3472.6%3.1%
OTH00.0%0.5%
CON Majority18,05035.0%Pred Maj 30.9%
Chance of
winning
CON
93%
LAB
7%
LIB
0%
UKIP
0%
Green
0%
OTH
0%

Runnymede and Weybridge : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the Runnymede and Weybridge 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 Position9° Right4° Right
National Position3° Nat3° Nat1° Int
EU Leave %50%52%52%
British Identity29%29%29%
Good Health53%49%48%
UK Born82%88%88%
Good Education48%43%39%
Good Job63%56%51%
High SEC64%57%51%
Average Age48.249.248.5
ABC1 Class69%60%53%

Runnymede and Weybridge ranks #409 for "Leave", #122 for "Right" and #296 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

Runnymede and Weybridge: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2015

Runnymede and Weybridge: Ward-by-ward

Workings for Runnymede and Weybridge

This section gives an estimate of the votes cast in each ward of Runnymede and Weybridge 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 Runnymede and Weybridge. 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.

Runnymede and WeybridgeActual Results
DistrictWardElection
Year
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
ElmbridgeOatlands Park20152,165293325266182367
ElmbridgeSt George's Hill20151,4182230001,392
ElmbridgeWeybridge North20151,190362628000
ElmbridgeWeybridge South201464610223117800
RunnymedeAddlestone Bourneside20151,42457005812450
RunnymedeAddlestone North20152,8761,471074600
RunnymedeChertsey Meads20151,681667062400
RunnymedeChertsey South and Row Town20151,652612068500
RunnymedeChertsey St Ann's20151,516782070900
RunnymedeEgham Hythe20151,498820062700
RunnymedeEgham Town20159775120001,291
RunnymedeEnglefield Green East20151,08738201953960
RunnymedeEnglefield Green West20151,03842104772680
RunnymedeFoxhills20151,612586075300
RunnymedeNew Haw20151,72538022062300
RunnymedeThorpe2015917295061501,192
RunnymedeVirginia Water20151,88028003210403
RunnymedeWoodham20151,977535053400

Runnymede and WeybridgeTurnout-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
ElmbridgeOatlands Park4,5731,9262612892371623263,201
ElmbridgeSt George's Hill4,6501,5212390001,4943,254
ElmbridgeWeybridge North3,1401,2003656330002,198
ElmbridgeWeybridge South3,3271,300205465358002,328
RunnymedeAddlestone Bourneside3,9591,399560057124102,771
RunnymedeAddlestone North4,2621,6848610437002,982
RunnymedeChertsey Meads4,3371,7176810637003,035
RunnymedeChertsey South and Row Town3,8261,5005560622002,678
RunnymedeChertsey St Ann's4,3791,5457970723003,065
RunnymedeEgham Hythe4,6601,6599080694003,261
RunnymedeEgham Town4,6141,1355950001,5003,230
RunnymedeEnglefield Green East3,9171,446508025952702,740
RunnymedeEnglefield Green West3,7181,225497056331602,601
RunnymedeFoxhills4,1001,5675700732002,869
RunnymedeNew Haw4,2561,743384222629002,978
RunnymedeThorpe3,945839270056201,0902,761
RunnymedeVirginia Water4,2751,950290033304182,991
RunnymedeWoodham3,8061,7294680467002,664
 Total73,74427,0859,0151,6097,8241,2464,82851,607

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.

Runnymede and WeybridgeEst. 2017 General Election Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
ElmbridgeOatlands Park4,6442,2534813203111603,201
ElmbridgeSt George's Hill4,7222,22777023281703,254
ElmbridgeWeybridge North3,1891,256490400104202,198
ElmbridgeWeybridge South3,3791,501431337421702,328
RunnymedeAddlestone Bourneside4,0201,60969716315315002,772
RunnymedeAddlestone North4,3281,7279271721154102,982
RunnymedeChertsey Meads4,4041,8258621621295603,034
RunnymedeChertsey South and Row Town3,8851,6676941561362402,677
RunnymedeChertsey St Ann's4,4471,7529931091694103,064
RunnymedeEgham Hythe4,7321,7111,1541811585603,260
RunnymedeEgham Town4,6861,6911,156291157603,229
RunnymedeEnglefield Green East3,9781,5006521693438602,741
RunnymedeEnglefield Green West3,7761,3828071088222202,601
RunnymedeFoxhills4,1641,8197411451432302,871
RunnymedeNew Haw4,3221,8646432871552902,978
RunnymedeThorpe4,0061,6427052851052302,760
RunnymedeVirginia Water4,3412,198603114641202,991
RunnymedeWoodham3,8651,8095801331271502,664
 Total73,74431,43313,3863,7641,6761,346051,607

Predicted ward-by-ward votes for Runnymede and Weybridge

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

Runnymede and WeybridgePredicted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
Other
Votes
Total
Votes
ElmbridgeOatlands Park4,6442,134493320106132153,200
ElmbridgeSt George's Hill4,7222,1067832328534153,255
ElmbridgeWeybridge North3,1891,1744994006253102,198
ElmbridgeWeybridge South3,3791,4144403379729112,328
RunnymedeAddlestone Bourneside4,0201,506708163218164132,772
RunnymedeAddlestone North4,3281,61693917218556142,982
RunnymedeChertsey Meads4,4041,71287416220172143,035
RunnymedeChertsey South and Row Town3,8851,56770415619938122,676
RunnymedeChertsey St Ann's4,4471,6381,00510924157143,064
RunnymedeEgham Hythe4,7321,5891,16718123573153,260
RunnymedeEgham Town4,6861,5711,1692919193153,230
RunnymedeEnglefield Green East3,9781,39866316999400132,742
RunnymedeEnglefield Green West3,7761,285817108143235122,600
RunnymedeFoxhills4,1641,71275214521138132,871
RunnymedeNew Haw4,3221,75365528722544142,978
RunnymedeThorpe4,0061,53971628517037132,760
RunnymedeVirginia Water4,3412,08661511413527142,991
RunnymedeWoodham3,8651,71059013319029122,664
 Total73,74429,51013,5893,7642,8931,61123951,606

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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