Daventry and Lutterworth: New Boundaries 2018 Calculation

Daventry and Lutterworth: Overview

 Projection: CON seat 

Implied MP at 2017: Chris Heaton-Harris  (CON)
County/Area: Northamptonshire (East Midlands)
Electorate: 77,139
Turnout: 73.4%

 Implied 2017 VotesImplied 2017 Share
CON35,63062.9%
LAB14,60625.8%
LIB3,8166.7%
UKIP1,7123.0%
Green8791.6%
CON Majority21,02437.1%

See overview of other seats in East Midlands.

Daventry and Lutterworth : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the new Daventry and Lutterworth constituency, the 'East 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.

IndicatorSeatEast MidlandsAll GB
Party WinnerCONCONCON
Economic Position12° Right3° Right
National Position12° Nat9° Nat1° Int
EU Leave %58%59%52%
British Identity26%27%29%
Good Health49%45%48%
UK Born94%91%88%
Good Education40%36%39%
Good Job55%48%51%
High SEC58%47%51%
Average Age50.449.148.5
ABC1 Class59%50%53%

Daventry and Lutterworth ranks #198 for "Leave", #61 for "Right" and #81 for "National" out of 600 new 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

Daventry and Lutterworth: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2015

Introduction

This page shows the detail of the calculations performed to estimate the general election result for 2017 had the new boundaries for Daventry and Lutterworth been in force at that time. 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. This estimate is based on the recent local election results in those wards, with adjustments made to allow for different turnouts and different voting patterns for local and general elections.

In many cases, wards are divided between several old constituencies or between new constituencies. So the same ward may be shown more than once, but the electorate shown will reflect that ward sub-section.

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 two 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.

Secondly, even though we now have the correct number of votes in the old seat, the party totals will not match the general election result. Some parties do better at the local election than the general election, and others do vice versa. We call these strong and weak parties respectively. The next step is to transfer votes from strong parties to weak parties. This is done by taking votes proportionally away from strong parties and putting them in a transfer pool. For instance if a party got 12,500 local votes, but only 10,000 general election votes, it will lose 20% over all the wards. These votes in each ward will be put in the ward's transfer pool and allocated to the weak parties. Weak parties will get votes transferred to them in proportion to the votes they need over the old seat. For instance, if two weak parties need 4,000 and 1,000 votes respectively, the first party will get 80% of each ward's transfer pool and the second party will get 20% of each ward's transfer pool. The transfer of votes between parties is done using the Electoral Calculus Transition Model.

More details of the calculation formulas are available.

List of old seats forming part of Daventry and Lutterworth

The old seat(s) needed are:

Old seat: Daventry

The table shows the transfer-adjusted results for each ward in the old seat of Daventry, as well as showing which new seat each ward is in.

Old seat: DaventryTransfer-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
New SeatCON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
South NorthamptonshireHarpole and Grange3,679Northampton South2,05340613241860002,718
South NorthamptonshireHeyfords and Bugbrooke3,468Northamptonshire South1,83849215743330002,563
DaventryAbbey North5,557Daventry and Lutterworth2,1941,413304147480004,106
DaventryAbbey South5,051Daventry and Lutterworth2,1111,159275144430003,732
DaventryBarby and Kilsby4,405Daventry and Lutterworth2,08859648353340003,254
DaventryBraunston and Welton1,902Daventry and Lutterworth7555427121160001,405
DaventryBrixworth5,464Daventry and Lutterworth2,815821212591300004,037
DaventryDrayton4,881Daventry and Lutterworth1,7561,357306145440003,608
DaventryHill4,622Daventry and Lutterworth1,8591,142252123400003,416
DaventryLong Buckby5,335Daventry and Lutterworth2,473996292129520003,942
DaventryMoulton3,360Daventry and Lutterworth1,68052115638880002,483
DaventryRavensthorpe1,865Daventry and Lutterworth96124510947170001,379
DaventrySpratton3,378Daventry and Lutterworth1,81141615984250002,495
DaventryWalgrave1,642Daventry and Lutterworth8802046717450001,213
DaventryWeedon4,987Northamptonshire South2,456709360118420003,685
DaventryWelford3,278Daventry and Lutterworth1,71346114773270002,421
DaventryWoodford5,239Northamptonshire South2,604895186631230003,871
DaventryYelvertoft1,507Daventry and Lutterworth8301736237110001,113
WellingboroughEarls Barton4,322Daventry and Lutterworth1,818998235100430003,194
WellingboroughHarrowden and Sywell1,392Daventry and Lutterworth7691815216110001,029
 Total75,334 35,46413,7274,0171,49895800055,664

The full details of these calculations are given on the Daventry seat details page. Click on "Show workings".

Old seat: Harborough

The table shows the transfer-adjusted results for each ward in the old seat of Harborough, as well as showing which new seat each ward is in.

Old seat: HarboroughTransfer-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
New SeatCON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
HarboroughBosworth1,982Daventry and Lutterworth1,0862577321150001,452
HarboroughFleckney3,829Daventry and Lutterworth1,87465818553350002,805
HarboroughGlen3,398Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,81748013135260002,489
HarboroughKibworth5,273Harborough, Oadby and Wigston2,60991722762460003,861
HarboroughLubenham2,321Daventry and Lutterworth1,02039718180220001,700
HarboroughMarket Harborough-Great Bowden and Arden5,709Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,9561,2295962341660004,181
HarboroughMarket Harborough-Little Bowden3,972Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,65878331754980002,910
HarboroughMarket Harborough-Logan3,217Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,25565531245880002,355
HarboroughMarket Harborough-Welland5,000Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,6771,202556801470003,662
Oadby and WigstonOadby Brocks Hill3,105Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,084735310118270002,274
Oadby and WigstonOadby Grange5,211Harborough, Oadby and Wigston2,0261,32737549380003,815
Oadby and WigstonOadby St Peter's3,290Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,07584934645940002,409
Oadby and WigstonOadby Uplands3,439Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,1091,01133436280002,518
Oadby and WigstonOadby Woodlands3,620Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,41384233436250002,650
Oadby and WigstonSouth Wigston5,851Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,8781,56168699610004,285
Oadby and WigstonWigston All Saints4,621Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,5691,14255076480003,385
Oadby and WigstonWigston Fields5,082Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,6181,35861282520003,722
Oadby and WigstonWigston Meadowcourt4,602Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,6041,09055276480003,370
Oadby and WigstonWigston St Wolstan's5,123Harborough, Oadby and Wigston1,8051,21160880480003,752
 Total78,645 30,13317,7047,2851,3611,11200057,595

The full details of these calculations are given on the Harborough seat details page. Click on "Show workings".

Old seat: Leicestershire South

The table shows the transfer-adjusted results for each ward in the old seat of Leicestershire South, as well as showing which new seat each ward is in.

Old seat: Leicestershire SouthTransfer-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
New SeatCON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
BlabyBlaby South3,710Leicestershire South1,51372128984590002,666
BlabyCosby with South Whetstone3,726Leicestershire South1,6907927371520002,678
BlabyCountesthorpe5,213Leicestershire South2,486740343103730003,745
BlabyCroft Hill1,689Leicestershire South8462862732230001,214
BlabyEnderby and St John's3,684Leicestershire South1,45083288219580002,647
BlabyMillfield2,007Leicester West6486764842290001,443
BlabyNarborough and Littlethorpe4,168Leicestershire South2,01173111079640002,995
BlabyNormanton1,976Leicestershire South9263913838270001,420
BlabyNorth Whetstone4,155Leicestershire South1,84689410283610002,986
BlabyPastures3,725Leicestershire South1,8406209173520002,676
BlabyRavenhurst and Fosse5,679Leicester West1,7492,000133121790004,082
BlabySaxondale5,987Leicestershire South2,2571,077470402960004,302
BlabyStanton and Flamville5,872Leicestershire South3,11781998114720004,220
HarboroughBroughton Astley-Astley1,817Leicestershire South9502603736230001,306
HarboroughBroughton Astley-Broughton2,286Leicestershire South1,1553813843270001,644
HarboroughBroughton Astley-Primethorpe1,360Leicestershire South639262302719000977
HarboroughBroughton Astley-Sutton1,582Leicestershire South7642893032210001,136
HarboroughDunton1,696Leicestershire South9372122030200001,219
HarboroughLutterworth Brookfield1,813Daventry and Lutterworth8813283734230001,303
HarboroughLutterworth Orchard1,774Daventry and Lutterworth76735034101240001,276
HarboroughLutterworth Springs1,797Daventry and Lutterworth7373933898250001,291
HarboroughLutterworth Swift1,955Daventry and Lutterworth8524593238240001,405
HarboroughMisterton2,019Daventry and Lutterworth1,0543073035250001,451
HarboroughPeatling1,855Leicestershire South9332592396220001,333
HarboroughUllesthorpe1,789Leicestershire South9012452396210001,286
BlabyWinstanley5,558Leicester West1,8501,840122106750003,993
 Total78,892 34,79916,1642,4042,2331,09400056,694

The full details of these calculations are given on the Leicestershire South seat details page. Click on "Show workings".

Old seat: Wellingborough

The table shows the transfer-adjusted results for each ward in the old seat of Wellingborough, as well as showing which new seat each ward is in.

Old seat: WellingboroughTransfer-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
New SeatCON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
East NorthamptonshireRushden Spencer4,742Wellingborough and Rushden2,077827116124410003,185
WellingboroughBozeat1,545Wellingborough and Rushden7102722717120001,038
WellingboroughBrickhill3,009Wellingborough and Rushden1,0956937883720002,021
WellingboroughCroyland5,077Wellingborough and Rushden1,7311,41782641160003,410
WellingboroughFinedon3,227Kettering1,3406367489280002,167
WellingboroughGreat Doddington and Wilby1,409Wellingborough and Rushden613244384012000947
WellingboroughHarrowden and Sywell1,688Daventry and Lutterworth8462322419120001,133
WellingboroughHatton2,915Wellingborough and Rushden1,1166617579260001,957
WellingboroughIrchester4,292Wellingborough and Rushden1,5071,115112112360002,882
WellingboroughIsebrook1,365Wellingborough and Rushden432373324039000916
WellingboroughQueensway5,438Wellingborough and Rushden1,4461,7981221511360003,653
WellingboroughRedwell4,999Wellingborough and Rushden2,244809134131400003,358
WellingboroughRixon5,407Wellingborough and Rushden1,8891,459105141390003,633
WellingboroughSwanspool3,166Wellingborough and Rushden1,0539396344270002,126
WellingboroughVictoria4,298Wellingborough and Rushden1,1891,42080103960002,888
WellingboroughWollaston3,023Wellingborough and Rushden1,4734445336250002,031
East NorthamptonshireHigham Ferrers Chichele2,928Wellingborough and Rushden1,3694686836260001,967
East NorthamptonshireHigham Ferrers Lancaster3,586Wellingborough and Rushden1,7755016542260002,409
East NorthamptonshireRushden Bates3,636Wellingborough and Rushden1,5606818195260002,443
East NorthamptonshireRushden Hayden5,344Wellingborough and Rushden1,8831,369144143500003,589
East NorthamptonshireRushden Pemberton5,118Wellingborough and Rushden1,9131,214129137450003,438
East NorthamptonshireRushden Sartoris3,046Wellingborough and Rushden1,3175468079250002,047
 Total79,258 30,57818,1181,7821,80595500053,238

The full details of these calculations are given on the Wellingborough seat details page. Click on "Show workings".

New seat: Daventry and Lutterworth

The new seat of Daventry and Lutterworth is made up of the following wards, with the transfer-adjusted votes shown.

New seat: Daventry and Lutterworth
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
Old Seat CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
DaventryAbbey North5,557Daventry2,1941,413304147480004,106
DaventryAbbey South5,051Daventry2,1111,159275144430003,732
DaventryBarby and Kilsby4,405Daventry2,08859648353340003,254
DaventryBraunston and Welton1,902Daventry7555427121160001,405
DaventryBrixworth5,464Daventry2,815821212591300004,037
DaventryDrayton4,881Daventry1,7561,357306145440003,608
DaventryHill4,622Daventry1,8591,142252123400003,416
DaventryLong Buckby5,335Daventry2,473996292129520003,942
DaventryMoulton3,360Daventry1,68052115638880002,483
DaventryRavensthorpe1,865Daventry96124510947170001,379
DaventrySpratton3,378Daventry1,81141615984250002,495
DaventryWalgrave1,642Daventry8802046717450001,213
DaventryWelford3,278Daventry1,71346114773270002,421
DaventryYelvertoft1,507Daventry8301736237110001,113
HarboroughBosworth1,982Harborough1,0862577321150001,452
HarboroughFleckney3,829Harborough1,87465818553350002,805
HarboroughLubenham2,321Harborough1,02039718180220001,700
HarboroughLutterworth Brookfield1,813Leicestershire South8813283734230001,303
HarboroughLutterworth Orchard1,774Leicestershire South76735034101240001,276
HarboroughLutterworth Springs1,797Leicestershire South7373933898250001,291
HarboroughLutterworth Swift1,955Leicestershire South8524593238240001,405
HarboroughMisterton2,019Leicestershire South1,0543073035250001,451
WellingboroughEarls Barton4,322Daventry1,818998235100430003,194
WellingboroughHarrowden and Sywell1,392Daventry7691815216110001,029
WellingboroughHarrowden and Sywell1,688Wellingborough8462322419120001,133
 Total77,139 35,63014,6063,8161,71287900056,643

And these are the implied results for 2017 for the new seat of Daventry and Lutterworth. Please note that the wards used are those of 2015 in order to be consistent with those used by the Boundary Commissions.


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