Foyle: New Boundaries 2018 Calculation

Foyle: Overview

 Projection: SF seat 

Implied MP at 2017: Elisha McCallion  (SF)
County/Area: Londonderry (Northern Ireland)
Electorate: 71,178
Turnout: 65.4%

 Implied 2017 VotesImplied 2017 Share
SF18,43939.6%
SDLP18,20039.1%
DUP7,63116.4%
MIN1,3943.0%
OTH8551.8%
UUP230.0%
Green30.0%
SF Majority2390.5%

See overview of other seats in Northern Ireland.

Foyle: 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 Foyle 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 Foyle

The old seat(s) needed are:

Old seat: Foyle

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

Old seat: FoyleTransfer-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
New SeatUUP
Votes
SDLP
Votes
DUP
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
SF
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
Derry and StrabaneBallymagroarty2,911Foyle0909940079763391,902
Derry and StrabaneBrandywell2,468Foyle0560760089451321,613
Derry and StrabaneCarn Hill2,237Foyle0669670065345281,462
Derry and StrabaneCaw2,985Foyle06646360058144271,952
Derry and StrabaneCity Walls2,405Foyle0546740087150311,572
Derry and StrabaneClaudy13Sperrin033002008
Derry and StrabaneClondermot2,478Foyle05525270048336221,620
Derry and StrabaneCreggan2,362Foyle0536730085549301,543
Derry and StrabaneCreggan South2,212Foyle0502680080146281,445
Derry and StrabaneCulmore2,954Foyle0882890086360371,931
Derry and StrabaneDrumahoe2,936Foyle06526250057243271,919
Derry and StrabaneEbrington2,762Foyle06145880053840251,805
Derry and StrabaneEglinton2,731Foyle05985710051165401,785
Derry and StrabaneEnagh2,862Foyle06275970053668421,870
Derry and StrabaneFoyle Springs2,225Foyle0695720060949301,455
Derry and StrabaneGalliagh2,891Foyle0864870084558361,890
Derry and StrabaneKilfennan2,911Foyle06486190056743261,903
Derry and StrabaneLisnagelvin2,485Foyle05525290048536221,624
Derry and StrabaneMadam's Bank2,530Foyle0790820069355341,654
Derry and StrabaneNew Buildings2,544Foyle05575320047661371,663
Derry and StrabaneNorthland3,140Foyle09801020086068422,052
Derry and StrabaneShantallow2,470Foyle0738740072250311,615
Derry and StrabaneShantallow East3,004Foyle0897900087861371,963
Derry and StrabaneSheriff's Mountain2,507Foyle0569780090852321,639
Derry and StrabaneSkeoge2,835Foyle0847850082857351,852
Derry and StrabaneSlievekirk1,487Foyle0326310002793522972
Derry and StrabaneSpringtown2,261Foyle0706730061949301,477
Derry and StrabaneVictoria2,717Foyle06055780052940251,777
 Total70,323 018,0887,3990018,2551,37484745,963

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

Old seat: Tyrone West

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

Old seat: Tyrone WestTransfer-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
New SeatUUP
Votes
SDLP
Votes
DUP
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
SF
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
Derry and StrabaneArtigarvan2,460Sperrin462204940981861241,672
Derry and StrabaneBallycolman2,615Sperrin4823452501087064251,776
Derry and StrabaneCastlederg2,423Sperrin1051474970982744171,646
Derry and StrabaneDunnamanagh2,439Sperrin452184890981260241,657
Derry and StrabaneFinn3,052Sperrin1321856250121,04255222,073
Derry and StrabaneGlenderg2,285Sperrin991394690977941161,552
Derry and StrabaneGlenelly Valley2,191Sperrin411964400872854211,488
Derry and StrabaneNewtownstewart2,290Sperrin991394690978241161,555
Derry and StrabaneSion Mills2,659Sperrin11516254501090748191,806
Derry and StrabaneSlievekirk868Foyle2311523503186208590
Derry and StrabaneStrabane North2,500Sperrin462245020983262241,699
Derry and StrabaneStrabane West2,251Sperrin422014520874955221,529
Fermanagh and OmaghBeragh2,007Sperrin84138239039851931,363
Fermanagh and OmaghCamowen2,156Sperrin732774120863642171,465
Fermanagh and OmaghCoolnagard2,474Sperrin833194730972948191,680
Fermanagh and OmaghDergmoney1,759Sperrin592263360751934131,194
Fermanagh and OmaghDromore1,979Sperrin85173371076851771,345
Fermanagh and OmaghDrumnakilly2,151Sperrin90148256042912941,461
Fermanagh and OmaghDrumquin1,983Sperrin85174372076851771,347
Fermanagh and OmaghFairy Water1,974Sperrin85173370076831771,342
Fermanagh and OmaghFintona1,766Sperrin76155332076101561,201
Fermanagh and OmaghGortin2,284Sperrin95157272045969941,551
Fermanagh and OmaghGortrush2,300Sperrin782964380967945181,563
Fermanagh and OmaghKillyclogher2,136Sperrin722754080863042161,451
Fermanagh and OmaghNewtownsaville1,798Sperrin77157337076221561,221
Fermanagh and OmaghOwenkillew1,839Sperrin77127219036780831,250
Fermanagh and OmaghSixmilecross2,014Sperrin84139240039854931,368
Fermanagh and OmaghStrule1,934Sperrin652493690757138151,314
Fermanagh and OmaghTermon1,625Sperrin68112194032689731,105
Fermanagh and OmaghTrillick1,797Sperrin77158338076211561,222
 Total64,009 2,2545,63311,718042822,0571,00139543,486

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

New seat: Foyle

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

New seat: Foyle
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
Old Seat UUP
Votes
SDLP
Votes
DUP
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
SF
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
Derry and StrabaneBallymagroarty2,911Foyle0909940079763391,902
Derry and StrabaneBrandywell2,468Foyle0560760089451321,613
Derry and StrabaneCarn Hill2,237Foyle0669670065345281,462
Derry and StrabaneCaw2,985Foyle06646360058144271,952
Derry and StrabaneCity Walls2,405Foyle0546740087150311,572
Derry and StrabaneClondermot2,478Foyle05525270048336221,620
Derry and StrabaneCreggan2,362Foyle0536730085549301,543
Derry and StrabaneCreggan South2,212Foyle0502680080146281,445
Derry and StrabaneCulmore2,954Foyle0882890086360371,931
Derry and StrabaneDrumahoe2,936Foyle06526250057243271,919
Derry and StrabaneEbrington2,762Foyle06145880053840251,805
Derry and StrabaneEglinton2,731Foyle05985710051165401,785
Derry and StrabaneEnagh2,862Foyle06275970053668421,870
Derry and StrabaneFoyle Springs2,225Foyle0695720060949301,455
Derry and StrabaneGalliagh2,891Foyle0864870084558361,890
Derry and StrabaneKilfennan2,911Foyle06486190056743261,903
Derry and StrabaneLisnagelvin2,485Foyle05525290048536221,624
Derry and StrabaneMadam's Bank2,530Foyle0790820069355341,654
Derry and StrabaneNew Buildings2,544Foyle05575320047661371,663
Derry and StrabaneNorthland3,140Foyle09801020086068422,052
Derry and StrabaneShantallow2,470Foyle0738740072250311,615
Derry and StrabaneShantallow East3,004Foyle0897900087861371,963
Derry and StrabaneSheriff's Mountain2,507Foyle0569780090852321,639
Derry and StrabaneSkeoge2,835Foyle0847850082857351,852
Derry and StrabaneSlievekirk868Tyrone West2311523503186208590
Derry and StrabaneSlievekirk1,487Foyle0326310002793522972
Derry and StrabaneSpringtown2,261Foyle0706730061949301,477
Derry and StrabaneVictoria2,717Foyle06055780052940251,777
 Total71,178 2318,2007,6310318,4391,39485546,545

And these are the implied results for 2017 for the new seat of Foyle. 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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