Great Yarmouth: Seat, Ward and Prediction Details

Great Yarmouth: Overview

 Predicted winner: CON 
 Acual winner: CON 

MP at 2019: Brandon Lewis  (CON)
County/Area: Norfolk (Anglia)
Electorate: 71,957
Turnout: 60.4%
2019
Votes
2019
Share
Predicted
Votes
CON28,59365.8%60.6%
LAB10,93025.1%27.9%
LIB1,6613.8%7.4%
OTH1,2142.8%1.3%
Green1,0642.4%2.8%
CON Majority17,66340.6%Pred Maj 32.7%
Chance of
winning
CON
95%
LAB
5%
LIB
0%
OTH
0%
Green
0%

Great Yarmouth : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the Great Yarmouth 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
Party Winner 2019CONCONCON
Party Winner 2017CONCONCON
Party Winner 2015CONCONCON
Economic Position3° Right9° Right
National Position20° Nat7° Nat
Social Position10° Con3° Con
TribeStrong Right
EU Leave %72%56%52%
British Identity22%27%29%
Good Health40%47%48%
UK Born93%89%88%
Good Education25%37%39%
Good Job39%53%51%
High SEC38%53%51%
Average Age51.249.448.5
ABC1 Class39%55%54%

Great Yarmouth ranks #13 for "Leave", #292 for "Right", #9 for "National" and #21 for "Social" out of 650 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:

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° 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

Great Yarmouth: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2015, Map © OpenStreetMap contributors

Great Yarmouth: Ward-by-ward

Workings for Great Yarmouth

This section gives an estimate of the votes cast in each ward of Great Yarmouth at the general election of 2019. The official ward breakdowns are not officially tabulated or published, so these numbers are only approximate. 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 2019, and also to predict how they will vote at the next election. These estimates are based both on the recent local election results and the Census 2011 demography in those wards, with adjustments made to allow for different turnouts and different voting patterns for local and general elections.

Usuallly each ward lies entirely within a single constituency, but some large wards are split between several constituencies (particularly in Scotland and Northern Ireland). The electorate figure shown is the estimate of the electorate which is common to both the constituency and the particular ward, and can be very small.

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 a few 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.

Because not all parties have a candidate in each ward, and sometimes there is only a single candidate elected unopposed, the local election results can understate a party's true support. To correct for this, we also use Census demography to make an alternative estimate of how the ward voted in the general election, based on any demographic differences between the ward and the seat overall.

Both method are then combined together, and the votes are subject to a final adjustment to make sure that the totals over the wards add up to the general election seat total, as they must.

Raw vote and Estimated General Election vote

The raw vote table shows the district council election results for all the wards in the seat of Great Yarmouth. The first block shows the actual results. The second block shows the estimated general election votes for each ward after all the processes are complete.

Great YarmouthActual Results
DistrictWardElection
Year
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
OTH
Votes
Great YarmouthBradwell North20151,54982909951510
Great YarmouthBradwell South and Hopton20151,41488201,0731300
Great YarmouthCaister North201596454707771220
Great YarmouthCaister South201587266208241500
Great YarmouthCentral and Northgate20157311,141097811011
Great YarmouthClaydon20158761,18209391540
Great YarmouthEast Flegg201472822806821020
Great YarmouthFleggburgh201578118201792450
Great YarmouthGorleston20145634200587830
Great YarmouthLothingland20151,19956109341100
Great YarmouthMagdalen20158401,30808711160
Great YarmouthNelson20155091,15508011050
Great YarmouthOrmesby20159974250624102305
Great YarmouthSouthtown and Cobholm2014130476052600
Great YarmouthSt Andrews201566076405541250
Great YarmouthWest Flegg20151,44149906281730
Great YarmouthYarmouth North20144294120589580

The raw results and adjusted for turnout and combined with the implied results from the Census Demography calculation, and then adjusted to match the general election totals. The results of these calculations are shown in the table below.

Great YarmouthEst. 2019 General Election Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2019
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
Brexit
Votes
Green
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
Great YarmouthBradwell North4,7552,0615311290700812,872
Great YarmouthBradwell South and Hopton4,9522,1185921260720832,991
Great YarmouthCaister North3,3591,457382840490572,029
Great YarmouthCaister South3,3471,414423810480562,022
Great YarmouthCentral and Northgate6,1722,1921,22111509501063,729
Great YarmouthClaydon5,7702,0631,1221200850963,486
Great YarmouthEast Flegg3,5791,623340880500602,161
Great YarmouthFleggburgh1,802817160530270311,088
Great YarmouthGorleston4,1831,7215411210700742,527
Great YarmouthLothingland4,0551,8054141030600672,449
Great YarmouthMagdalen5,3451,9271,0201160770883,228
Great YarmouthNelson6,4262,0981,47510709501063,881
Great YarmouthOrmesby3,1651,414311860470541,912
Great YarmouthSouthtown and Cobholm4,1911,464857780610712,531
Great YarmouthSt Andrews3,6761,383631860580632,221
Great YarmouthWest Flegg3,7851,697372990550632,286
Great YarmouthYarmouth North3,3941,339538700480562,051
 Total71,95628,59310,9301,66201,06701,21243,464

Predicted ward-by-ward votes for Great Yarmouth

This table shows the predicted general election result broken down over each ward in the seat of Great Yarmouth.

Great YarmouthPredicted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2019
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
Brexit
Votes
Green
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
Great YarmouthBradwell North4,7551,9136102330790382,873
Great YarmouthBradwell South and Hopton4,9521,9646742330810392,991
Great YarmouthCaister North3,3591,3524381570550272,029
Great YarmouthCaister South3,3471,3104781540540262,022
Great YarmouthCentral and Northgate6,1722,0001,32425001060493,729
Great YarmouthClaydon5,7701,8831,2172450950453,485
Great YarmouthEast Flegg3,5791,5123991660560282,161
Great YarmouthFleggburgh1,802761190920300141,087
Great YarmouthGorleston4,1831,5916112130780352,528
Great YarmouthLothingland4,0551,6794811910670312,449
Great YarmouthMagdalen5,3451,7611,1082320870413,229
Great YarmouthNelson6,4261,8981,58124601070493,881
Great YarmouthOrmesby3,1651,3153641550530251,912
Great YarmouthSouthtown and Cobholm4,1911,3349271690690332,532
Great YarmouthSt Andrews3,6761,2696921660650292,221
Great YarmouthWest Flegg3,7851,5794351810620292,286
Great YarmouthYarmouth North3,3941,2335941430540262,050
 Total71,95626,35412,1233,22601,198056443,465

Please note that general election results and electorates are not officially made available ward-by-ward. The numbers shown are our best estimates for these figures, but are not official. The wards used are those of 2015, to match those used by the Boundary Commissions.


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