Huntingdon and St Neots: New Boundaries 2018 Calculation

Huntingdon and St Neots: Overview

 Projection: CON seat 

Implied MP at 2017: Jonathan Djanogly  (CON)
County/Area: Cambridgeshire (Anglia)
Electorate: 80,842
Turnout: 70.8%

 Implied 2017 VotesImplied 2017 Share
CON Majority13,13022.9%

See overview of other seats in Anglia.

Huntingdon and St Neots : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the new Huntingdon and St Neots constituency, the 'Anglia' area and nation.

The political measures include the three axes: Economic (Left/Right), National (Global/National) and Social (Liberal/Conservative). (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.

Indicator Seat AngliaAll GB
Economic Position12° Right9° Right
National Position5° Nat7° Nat
Social Position2° Con3° Con
TribeKind Yuppies
EU Leave %52%56%52%
British Identity27%27%29%
Good Health48%47%48%
UK Born89%89%88%
Good Education40%37%39%
Good Job54%53%51%
High SEC57%53%51%
Average Age48.649.448.5
ABC1 Class59%55%54%

Huntingdon and St Neots ranks #330 for "Leave", #100 for "Right", #262 for "National" and #314 for "Social" 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 GlobalGlobalCentristNationalVery Nat
Social PositionVery LibLiberalModerateConservativeVery Cons
EU Leave %Very RemainRemainBalancedLeaveVery Leave
CensusVery LowLowMediumHighVery High

Indicator definitions are given in terms of political data definitions or census categories:

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° Global and 100° National, estimated by Electoral Calculus from political and demographic data.
Social PositionSocial position between 100° Liberal and 100° Conservative, estimated by Electoral Calculus from political and demographic data.
TribeTribe group dominant in the area. Can be: Strong Left, Traditionalists, Progressives, Centrists, Somewheres, Kind Young Capitalists, or Strong Right. See details.
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

Huntingdon and St Neots: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2015


This page shows the detail of the calculations performed to estimate the general election result for 2017 had the new boundaries for Huntingdon and St Neots 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 Huntingdon and St Neots

The old seat(s) needed are:

Old seat: Cambridgeshire North West

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

Old seat: Cambridgeshire North WestTransfer-adjusted Results
New SeatCON
PeterboroughBarnack2,143Cambridgeshire North West1,0393184452170001,470
PeterboroughFletton and Woodston8,467Peterborough2,8652,3672511401890005,812
PeterboroughGlinton and Wittering5,400Cambridgeshire North West2,428939133169370003,706
PeterboroughNorthborough2,000Cambridgeshire North West9382945153370001,373
PeterboroughOrton Longueville7,599Cambridgeshire North West2,2922,3042272391540005,216
PeterboroughOrton Waterville6,184Cambridgeshire North West2,4791,2751941751220004,245
PeterboroughOrton with Hampton10,200Cambridgeshire North West3,6102,3525652742010007,002
PeterboroughStanground Central6,568Cambridgeshire North West2,1941,8002001981170004,509
PeterboroughStanground East2,293Cambridgeshire North West8815555938410001,574
HuntingdonshireElton and Folksworth1,991Cambridgeshire North West9523034253150001,365
HuntingdonshireSawtry4,871Cambridgeshire North West2,163848138152420003,343
HuntingdonshireStilton2,311Cambridgeshire North West1,0713775961190001,587
HuntingdonshireYaxley and Farcet8,228Cambridgeshire North West3,3541,737250240670005,648
HuntingdonshireEarith4,535Cambridgeshire South East2,114710132115410003,112
HuntingdonshireRamsey6,418Cambridgeshire North West2,8581,150159186510004,404
HuntingdonshireEllington2,375Cambridgeshire North West1,06733415360160001,630
HuntingdonshireSt Ives South2Huntingdon and St Neots100000001
HuntingdonshireUpwood and The Raveleys2,577Cambridgeshire North West1,16537714663170001,768
HuntingdonshireSt Ives East15Huntingdon and St Neots5311000010
HuntingdonshireSomersham4,423Cambridgeshire North West2,031719128118390003,035
HuntingdonshireWarboys and Bury4,622Cambridgeshire North West2,018754235132330003,172
 Total93,222 37,52519,5163,1672,5191,25500063,982

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

Old seat: Huntingdon

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

Old seat: HuntingdonTransfer-adjusted Results
New SeatCON
HuntingdonshireBrampton5,466Huntingdon and St Neots2,1091,036518154540003,871
HuntingdonshireGodmanchester5,034Huntingdon and St Neots1,6701,171519152530003,565
HuntingdonshireHuntingdon East7,178Huntingdon and St Neots2,3971,715690211710005,084
HuntingdonshireHuntingdon North5,026Huntingdon and St Neots1,2731,796291154450003,559
HuntingdonshireSt Ives West2,144Huntingdon and St Neots74948120364220001,519
HuntingdonshireSt Neots Eaton Socon4,281Huntingdon and St Neots1,789860169681460003,032
HuntingdonshireAlconbury and The Stukeleys2,525Huntingdon and St Neots98550321170200001,789
HuntingdonshireBuckden2,477Huntingdon and St Neots1,0385178786270001,755
HuntingdonshireGransden and The Offords3,489Cambridgeshire South1,8254789943250002,470
HuntingdonshireHuntingdon West5,608Huntingdon and St Neots2,1611,308300149540003,972
HuntingdonshireSt Neots Eynesbury7,862Huntingdon and St Neots2,8961,8583212402530005,568
HuntingdonshireThe Hemingfords4,553Huntingdon and St Neots2,169751150114420003,226
HuntingdonshireEllington3Cambridgeshire North West110000002
HuntingdonshireFenstanton2,330Huntingdon and St Neots96047213858220001,650
HuntingdonshireKimbolton and Staughton2,507Huntingdon and St Neots1,2723586858200001,776
HuntingdonshireLittle Paxton2,572Huntingdon and St Neots1,22240114037220001,822
HuntingdonshireSt Ives South5,003Huntingdon and St Neots1,9031,139310137540003,543
HuntingdonshireSt Neots Eaton Ford5,114Huntingdon and St Neots2,291960191134470003,623
HuntingdonshireSt Neots Priory Park5,891Huntingdon and St Neots2,2881,36936591600004,173
HuntingdonshireSt Ives East5,254Huntingdon and St Neots1,9161,266319162580003,721
 Total84,317 32,91418,4405,0892,1821,09500059,720

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

New seat: Huntingdon and St Neots

The new seat of Huntingdon and St Neots is made up of the following wards, with the transfer-adjusted votes shown.

New seat: Huntingdon and St Neots
Old Seat CON
HuntingdonshireAlconbury and The Stukeleys2,525Huntingdon98550321170200001,789
HuntingdonshireHuntingdon East7,178Huntingdon2,3971,715690211710005,084
HuntingdonshireHuntingdon North5,026Huntingdon1,2731,796291154450003,559
HuntingdonshireHuntingdon West5,608Huntingdon2,1611,308300149540003,972
HuntingdonshireKimbolton and Staughton2,507Huntingdon1,2723586858200001,776
HuntingdonshireLittle Paxton2,572Huntingdon1,22240114037220001,822
HuntingdonshireSt Ives East15Cambridgeshire North West5311000010
HuntingdonshireSt Ives East5,254Huntingdon1,9161,266319162580003,721
HuntingdonshireSt Ives South2Cambridgeshire North West100000001
HuntingdonshireSt Ives South5,003Huntingdon1,9031,139310137540003,543
HuntingdonshireSt Ives West2,144Huntingdon74948120364220001,519
HuntingdonshireSt Neots Eaton Ford5,114Huntingdon2,291960191134470003,623
HuntingdonshireSt Neots Eaton Socon4,281Huntingdon1,789860169681460003,032
HuntingdonshireSt Neots Eynesbury7,862Huntingdon2,8961,8583212402530005,568
HuntingdonshireSt Neots Priory Park5,891Huntingdon2,2881,36936591600004,173
HuntingdonshireThe Hemingfords4,553Huntingdon2,169751150114420003,226
 Total80,842 31,09417,9644,9912,1401,07000057,259

And these are the implied results for 2017 for the new seat of Huntingdon and St Neots. 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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