Folkestone and Hythe: New Boundaries 2023 Calculation

Folkestone and Hythe: Overview

Prediction: LAB

Implied MP at 2019:Damian Collins  (CON)
County/Area:Kent (South East)
Implied Turnout 2019:66.8%
Predicted Turnout:60.3%

CON Majority14,63231.4%9.4%
Pred Maj

See overview of other seats in South East.

Chance of winning

Folkestone and Hythe : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the new Folkestone and Hythe constituency, the 'South East' 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 2021 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 South EastAll GB
Party Winner 2019CONCONCON
Party Winner 2017CONCONCON
Party Winner 2015CONCONCON
Economic Position8° Right11° Right
National Position15° Nat3° Nat
Social Position7° Con1° Con
TribeStrong Right
EU Leave %63%52%52%
Average Age53.350.449.5
Good Education44%53%49%
Car owner79%84%77%
Ethnic White92%86%83%
ABC1 Class51%62%56%
Gross Household Income£39,591£50,167£42,397
Average House Price£300,735£409,816£313,528
Indicators: Legend and Descriptions
View descriptions and colour schemes of the table

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), 'Gross Household Income', 'Individual Disposable Income' and 'Average House Price' 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 Position Very Left Left Centrist Right Very Right
National Position Very Global Global Centrist National Very Nat
Social Position Very Lib Liberal Moderate Conservative Very Cons
EU Leave % Very Remain Remain Balanced Leave Very Leave
Census Very Low Low Medium High Very 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
Average AgeAge (TS007A)Average age of adults (18 years and above)
Good EducationHighest level of qualification (TS067)Level 3 (A-level equivalent) or Level 4+ (degree equivalent)
EmployedEconomic activity status (TS066)Part-time, full-time employed or self-employed
HomeownerTenure (TS054)Own a property with or without a mortgage, or with shared ownership
Car ownerCar or van availability (TS045)In a household with at least one car or van
MarriedLegal partnership status (TS002)Married or civil partnership
Ethnic WhiteEthnic group (TS021)White British, Irish, Gypsy, Roma or other
ChristianReligion (TS030)Christian or Christian denomination (NI)
ABC1 ClassApproximated Social Grade (SG002)Approximated social grades A, B and C1
Gross Household IncomeMedian gross household income, including cash benefits, but before tax. Values as at 2018. Source: ONS Small area estimates (E&W), Scottish Government (Scotland), plus additional Electoral Calculus modelling.
DeprivationHouseholds by deprivation dimensions (TS011)Fraction of households which are classed as deprived on one or more of the following four indicators: employment (unemployed or long-term sick); education (no good GCSE); health and disability (bad health or long-term problem); and housing (overcrowded, shared or no central heating).
Average House PriceAverage residential property price (including flats and houses) around 2019. Sources: Land Registry, Statistics Scotland, NI Department of Finance

Folkestone and Hythe: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2021, Map © OpenStreetMap contributors

New seat: Folkestone and Hythe

The new seat of Folkestone and Hythe is made up of the following wards, with the predicted ward winners shown if there were a general election tomorrow.

New seat: Folkestone and HytheActualPredicted
Old SeatGE19
Folkestone and HytheBroadmead3,148Folkestone and HytheCONLAB
Folkestone and HytheCheriton9,192Folkestone and HytheCONLAB
Folkestone and HytheEast Folkestone8,239Folkestone and HytheCONLAB
Folkestone and HytheFolkestone Central7,502Folkestone and HytheCONLAB
Folkestone and HytheFolkestone Harbour4,775Folkestone and HytheCONLAB
Folkestone and HytheHythe9,283Folkestone and HytheCONCON
Folkestone and HytheHythe Rural5,035Folkestone and HytheCONCON
Folkestone and HytheNew Romney5,918Folkestone and HytheCONLAB
Folkestone and HytheRomney Marsh6,126Folkestone and HytheCONCON
Folkestone and HytheSandgate and West Folkestone4,378Folkestone and HytheCONLAB
Folkestone and HytheWalland and Denge Marsh6,197Folkestone and HytheCONCON
 Total69,793 CONLAB

And these are the predicted results for the new seat of Folkestone and Hythe if there were an immediate general election. Please note that the wards used are those of 2023.

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