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Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
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After 650 of 650 seats

Dorset South

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

CON

Conservative

Richard Drax Votes 29,135 header_vote_share 56.1 Net percentage change in seats +7.2
Party

LAB

Labour

Tashi Warr Votes 17,440 header_vote_share 33.6 Net percentage change in seats +9.4
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Howard Legg Votes 3,053 header_vote_share 5.9 Net percentage change in seats -0.1
Party

GRN

Green Party

Jon Orrell Votes 2,278 header_vote_share 4.4 Net percentage change in seats -0.3

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

11,695

Turnout

68.7%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 56.1
Labour 33.6
Liberal Democrat 5.9
Green Party 4.4

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+9.4
Conservative
+7.2
Liberal Democrat
-0.1
Green Party
-0.3

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Dorset South candidates

The Dorset South candidates are:

  • Conservative Richard Drax
  • Liberal Democrat Howard Legg
  • Green Party Jon Orrell
  • Labour Tashi Warr

Mr Drax won 48.9% share of the votes in the 2015 general election.

Turnout increase for Dorset West, North and South

Laurence Herdman

BBC Radio Solent

The turnouts for the Election 2017 are:

  • Dorset West - 75.6% (2015 - 72.6%)
  • Dorset North 73.4% (2015 71.6%)
  • Dorset South 71.9% (2015 - 68.1%)
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Richard Drax
, have the following results:
  • 23,756 total votes taken.
  • 48.9% share of the total vote
  • +3.8% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Simon Bowkett
, have the following results:
  • 11,762 total votes taken.
  • 24.2% share of the total vote
  • -6.1% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Malcolm Shakesby
, have the following results:
  • 7,304 total votes taken.
  • 15.0% share of the total vote
  • +11.0% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Howard Legg
, have the following results:
  • 2,901 total votes taken.
  • 6.0% share of the total vote
  • -13.0% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Jane Burnet
, have the following results:
  • 2,275 total votes taken.
  • 4.7% share of the total vote
  • +3.5% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Mervyn Stewkesbury
, have the following results:
  • 435 total votes taken.
  • 0.9% share of the total vote
  • +0.9% change in share of the votes
Movement for Active Democracy
, with candidate Andy Kirkwood
, have the following results:
  • 164 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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