United Kingdom general election, 2010 (East Sussex)

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United Kingdom general election, 2010[1]
2005 ←
members
6 May 2010 (2010-05-06) → Next

All 8 East Sussex seats to the House of Commons
  First party Second party Third party
  Davidcameron.jpg Nick Clegg by the 2009 budget cropped.jpg Caroline Lucas.jpg
Leader David Cameron Nick Clegg Caroline Lucas
Party Conservative Liberal Democrat Green
Leader since 6 December 2005 18 December 2007 5 September 2008
Last election 3 Seats 1 Seat 0 Seats
Seats before 3 1 0
Seats won 5 2 1
Seat change Increase2 Increase1 Increase1
Popular vote 166,115 113,799 23,248
Percentage 40.9% 28.0% 5.7%

EastSussexParliamentaryConstituency2010Results.svg

Constituency map of East Sussex, coloured by winning party

Prime Minister before election

Gordon Brown
Labour

Subsequent Prime Minister

David Cameron
Conservative

Results of the 2010 United Kingdom general election in East Sussex were announced on 7 May 2010. Eight parliamentary constituencies were up for election in East Sussex, consisting of four borough constituencies and four county constituencies, and including the unitary authority of Brighton & Hove.

The Conservative Party gained three seats from the Labour Party, including two in Brighton & Hove, leaving them with five constituencies. The Labour Party lost all four seats they held in the county, while the Liberal Democrats gained Eastbourne from the Conservatives. The Green Party also won their first ever parliamentary seat in the United Kingdom by taking Brighton Pavilion.

Overall results[edit]

Party MPs +/- Votes % +/-%
Conservative Party 5 +2 166,115 40.9%
Liberal Democrats 2 +1 113,799 28.0%
Green Party 1 +1 23,248 5.7%
Labour Party/Labour Co-op 0 -4 81,589 20.0%
UKIP 0 0 11,287 2.7%
British National Party 0 0 4,793 1.2%
Trust 0 0 2,699 0.6%
Independent 0 0 1,686 0.4%
English Democrats 0 0 339 0.1%
TUSC 0 0 194 0.1%
Socialist Labour Party 0 0 148 0.1%
Citizens for Undead Rights and Equality 0 0 61 0.1%
Turnout 405,958 72.2%

Results by constituency[edit]

Constituency Incumbent Result Majority Swing Ref
Bexhill and Battle Gregory Baker Conservative Gregory Baker Conservative 12,880 -4.0 [2]
Brighton Kemptown Des Turner Labour Simon Kirby Conservative 1,328 +4.0 [3]
Brighton Pavilion David Lepper Labour Co-op Caroline Lucas Green 1,252 +8.4 [4]
Eastbourne Nigel Waterson Conservative Stephen Lloyd Liberal Democrat 3,435 +4.0 [5]
Hastings and Rye Michael Foster Labour Amber Rudd Conservative 1,993 +3.3 [6]
Hove Celia Barlow Labour Mike Weatherley Conservative 1,868 +2.4 [7]
Lewes Norman Baker Liberal Democrat Norman Baker Liberal Democrat 7,647 -0.8 [8]
Wealden Charles Hendry Conservative Charles Hendry Conservative 17,179 +2.8 [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election 2010 United Kingdom - National Results BBC News
  2. ^ "Bexill and Battle constituency results". BBC. May 7, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Brighton Kemptown constituency results". BBC. May 7, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Brighton Pavilion constituency results". BBC. May 7, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Eastbourne constituency results". BBC. May 7, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Hastings and Rye constituency results". BBC. May 7, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hove constituency results". BBC. May 7, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Lewes constituency results". BBC. May 7, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Wealden constituency results". BBC. May 7, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2011.