Sittingbourne and Sheppey: New Boundaries 2023 Calculation

Sittingbourne and Sheppey: Overview

Prediction: CON

Implied MP at 2019:Gordon Henderson  (CON)
County/Area:Kent (South East)
Implied Turnout 2019:61.3%
Predicted Turnout:51.9%

CON Majority21,82946.4%5.3%
Pred Maj

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Chance of winning

Sittingbourne and Sheppey : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the new Sittingbourne and Sheppey 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 Position11° Right11° Right
National Position18° Nat3° Nat
Social Position9° Con1° Con
TribeStrong Right
EU Leave %66%52%52%
Average Age49.550.449.5
Good Education39%53%49%
Car owner84%84%77%
Ethnic White93%86%83%
ABC1 Class48%62%56%
Gross Household Income£42,459£50,167£42,397
Average House Price£260,000£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

Sittingbourne and Sheppey: Map

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

New seat: Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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

New seat: Sittingbourne and SheppeyActualPredicted
Old SeatGE19
SwaleBobbing, Iwade and Lower Halstow4,545Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONCON
SwaleBorden and Grove Park4,689Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONCON
SwaleChalkwell2,259Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONLAB
SwaleHartlip, Newington and Upchurch4,817Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONCON
SwaleHomewood4,840Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONLAB
SwaleKemsley4,421Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONCON
SwaleMilton Regis4,400Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONLAB
SwaleMinster Cliffs6,205Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONCON
SwaleMurston4,229Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONLAB
SwaleQueenborough and Halfway5,929Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONCON
SwaleRoman4,542Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONLAB
SwaleSheerness7,901Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONLAB
SwaleSheppey Central6,532Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONCON
SwaleSheppey East4,397Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONCON
SwaleThe Meads2,615Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONCON
SwaleWoodstock4,564Sittingbourne and SheppeyCONCON
 Total76,885 CONCON

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

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