Paddington and Queen's Park: New Boundaries 2018 Calculation

Paddington and Queen's Park: Overview

 Projection: LAB seat 

Implied MP at 2017: Karen Buck  (LAB)
County/Area: City of Westminster (London)
Electorate: 77,340
Turnout: 68.1%

 Implied 2017 VotesImplied 2017 Share
LAB33,62963.8%
CON15,08028.6%
LIB3,0245.7%
Green7261.4%
OTH1670.3%
UKIP500.1%
LAB Majority18,54935.2%

See overview of other seats in London.

Paddington and Queen's Park : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the new Paddington and Queen's Park constituency, the 'London' 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.

IndicatorSeatLondonAll GB
Party WinnerLABLABCON
Economic Position3° Left2° Left
National Position25° Int15° Int
EU Leave %31%40%52%
British Identity39%38%29%
Good Health52%50%48%
UK Born48%64%88%
Good Education55%48%39%
Good Job72%61%51%
High SEC55%55%51%
Average Age42.144.148.5
ABC1 Class67%62%53%

Paddington and Queen's Park ranks #563 for "Leave", #101 for "Right" and #577 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

Paddington and Queen's Park: 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 Paddington and Queen's Park 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 Paddington and Queen's Park

The old seat(s) needed are:

Old seat: Cities of London and Westminster

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

Old seat: Cities of London and WestminsterTransfer-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
New SeatCON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
City of WestminsterBryanston and Dorset Square5,753Cities of London and Westminster1,7601,335404208500103,614
City of WestminsterChurchill5,398Cities of London and Westminster1,1861,817263295700393,391
City of WestminsterHyde Park5,928Paddington and Queen's Park1,7501,517313507900163,725
City of WestminsterKnightsbridge and Belgravia4,695Cities of London and Westminster1,819813221206000172,950
City of WestminsterMarylebone High Street5,336Cities of London and Westminster1,7971,04540716780093,352
City of WestminsterSt James's5,996Cities of London and Westminster1,6801,457463638700153,765
City of WestminsterTachbrook4,895Cities of London and Westminster1,4541,16334149600093,076
City of WestminsterVincent Square5,951Cities of London and Westminster1,6191,591341648500393,739
City of WestminsterWarwick5,524Cities of London and Westminster1,6801,27438159670093,470
City of WestminsterWest End5,193Cities of London and Westminster1,5511,243315188300523,262
City of LondonAldersgate1,617Cities of London and Westminster418345207102200141,016
City of LondonAldgate27Cities of London and Westminster6740000017
City of LondonBassishaw6Cities of London and Westminster121000004
City of LondonBillingsgate14Cities of London and Westminster342000009
City of LondonBishopsgate105Cities of London and Westminster2626111100166
City of LondonBread Street15Cities of London and Westminster3430000010
City of LondonBridge40Cities of London and Westminster101050000025
City of LondonBroad Street24Cities of London and Westminster7530000015
City of LondonCandlewick15Cities of London and Westminster4420000010
City of LondonCastle Baynard287Cities of London and Westminster81573424003181
City of LondonCheap14Cities of London and Westminster342000009
City of LondonColeman Street2Cities of London and Westminster010000001
City of LondonCordwainer10Cities of London and Westminster222000006
City of LondonCornhill13Cities of London and Westminster431000008
City of LondonCripplegate2,347Cities of London and Westminster573546287153000241,475
City of LondonDowgate29Cities of London and Westminster8630000017
City of LondonFarringdon Within547Cities of London and Westminster1431226437004343
City of LondonFarringdon Without551Cities of London and Westminster1481236335003345
City of LondonLangbourn6Cities of London and Westminster121000004
City of LondonLime Street1Cities of London and Westminster000000000
City of LondonPortsoken723Cities of London and Westminster1452237146005454
City of LondonQueenhithe304Cities of London and Westminster82673623001191
City of LondonTower158Cities of London and Westminster4037171200299
City of LondonVintry3Cities of London and Westminster110000002
City of LondonWalbrook5Cities of London and Westminster120000003
 Total61,532 18,00614,8584,2684298210027238,654

The full details of these calculations are given on the Cities of London and Westminster seat details page. Click on "Show workings".

Old seat: Hampstead and Kilburn

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

Old seat: Hampstead and KilburnTransfer-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
New SeatCON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
BrentBrondesbury Park8,355Willesden and Shepherd's Bush2,2353,22634206000195,882
BrentKilburn10,452Paddington and Queen's Park1,4005,45836207900607,359
BrentQueens Park9,833Paddington and Queen's Park1,7234,62049007900116,923
CamdenBelsize8,158Hampstead2,0683,09446608500315,744
CamdenFortune Green7,543Hampstead1,6113,11449507800125,310
CamdenFrognal and Fitzjohns7,701Hampstead2,6752,36530106800125,421
CamdenHampstead Town7,204Hampstead2,1282,42343007800135,072
CamdenKilburn7,756Hampstead1,0943,87640807100105,459
CamdenSwiss Cottage8,266Hampstead2,4123,0113230680065,820
CamdenWest Hampstead7,689Hampstead1,5563,27748307600225,414
 Total82,957 18,90234,4644,10007420019658,404

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

Old seat: Westminster North

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

Old seat: Westminster NorthTransfer-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
New SeatCON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
City of WestminsterAbbey Road6,116Cities of London and Westminster2,1131,8011830460054,148
City of WestminsterBayswater5,643Paddington and Queen's Park1,4521,8774300630063,828
City of WestminsterChurch Street6,435Paddington and Queen's Park7873,38811705400184,364
City of WestminsterHarrow Road6,598Paddington and Queen's Park9193,33514806200104,474
City of WestminsterLancaster Gate7,194Paddington and Queen's Park2,1402,2623950750064,878
City of WestminsterLittle Venice5,832Paddington and Queen's Park1,6971,9342600580053,954
City of WestminsterMaida Vale5,584Paddington and Queen's Park1,4452,0672160530053,786
City of WestminsterQueen's Park6,871Paddington and Queen's Park8603,58613905900154,659
City of WestminsterRegent's Park6,603Cities of London and Westminster2,1032,0992100600064,478
City of WestminsterWestbourne6,970Paddington and Queen's Park9073,58515406500154,726
 Total63,846 14,42325,9342,2520595009143,295

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

New seat: Paddington and Queen's Park

The new seat of Paddington and Queen's Park is made up of the following wards, with the transfer-adjusted votes shown.

New seat: Paddington and Queen's Park
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
Old Seat CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
BrentKilburn10,452Hampstead and Kilburn1,4005,45836207900607,359
BrentQueens Park9,833Hampstead and Kilburn1,7234,62049007900116,923
City of WestminsterBayswater5,643Westminster North1,4521,8774300630063,828
City of WestminsterChurch Street6,435Westminster North7873,38811705400184,364
City of WestminsterHarrow Road6,598Westminster North9193,33514806200104,474
City of WestminsterHyde Park5,928Cities of London and Westminster1,7501,517313507900163,725
City of WestminsterLancaster Gate7,194Westminster North2,1402,2623950750064,878
City of WestminsterLittle Venice5,832Westminster North1,6971,9342600580053,954
City of WestminsterMaida Vale5,584Westminster North1,4452,0672160530053,786
City of WestminsterQueen's Park6,871Westminster North8603,58613905900154,659
City of WestminsterWestbourne6,970Westminster North9073,58515406500154,726
 Total77,340 15,08033,6293,024507260016752,676

And these are the implied results for 2017 for the new seat of Paddington and Queen's Park. 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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