Marginal constituencies in the United Kingdom general election, 2005

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This is a list of marginal seats[citation needed] in the United Kingdom after the results in the 2005 General Election. At the next General Election, boundary changes will apply affecting some of these seats.


Labour - Liberal Democrat marginals[edit]

Constituencies where the Labour Party holds a marginal lead over the Liberal Democrats:

Constituency Majority  %
Edinburgh South 405 0.9%
Islington South and Finsbury 484 1.6%
Oxford East 963 2.3%
Watford 1148 2.3%
Aberdeen South 1348 3.2%
Edinburgh North and Leith 2153 5.0%
City of Durham 3274 7.4%
Oldham East and Saddleworth 3590 8.3%
Norwich South 3653 8.7%
Leicester South 3717 8.8%
Bradford North 3511 10.2%
Newcastle upon Tyne Central 3982 11.1%
Swansea West 4269 12.9%

Labour - Conservative marginals[edit]

Constituencies where the Labour Party holds a marginal lead over the Conservative Party:

Constituency Majority  %
Crawley 37 0.1%
Sittingbourne and Sheppey 79 0.2%
Harlow 97 0.2%
Battersea 163 0.4%
Medway 213 0.5%
Warwick and Leamington 266 0.5%
Gillingham 254 0.6%
Stroud 350 0.6%
Hove 420 0.9%
Selby 467 0.9%
Stourbridge 407 1.0%
Dartford 706 1.5%
High Peak 735 1.5%
South Thanet 664 1.6%
Finchley and Golders Green 741 1.7%
City of Chester 917 2.0%
Cardiff North 1146 2.5%
Wirral West 1097 2.7%
Calder Valley 1367 2.9%
Portsmouth North 1139 3.0%
Burton 1421 3.0%
South Swindon 1353 3.1%
Colne Valley 1501 3.1%
Corby 1517 3.1%
Wansdyke 1839 3.6%
South Dorset 1812 3.7%
Vale of Glamorgan 1808 3.8%
Harrow West 2028 4.2%
Loughborough 1996 4.3%
South Ribble 2184 4.6%
Enfield North 1920 4.7%
Hastings and Rye 2026 4.7%
Stafford 2121 4.7%
Broxtowe 2296 4.7%
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire 1910 5.0%
Nuneaton 2280 5.0%
Bolton West 2064 5.1%
Pendle 2180 5.3%
Chatham and Aylesford 2332 5.5%
Staffordshire Moorlands 2438 5.5%
North Swindon 2571 5.7%
Dumfries and Galloway 2922 5.7%
Tamworth 2569 5.9%
Cleethorpes 2642 6.1%
Birmingham Edgbaston 2349 6.2%
Hendon 2699 6.5%
Bury North 2926 6.6%
Redditch 2716 6.7%
Brigg and Goole 2894 6.8%
Worcester 3144 6.8%
Brighton Kemptown 2737 6.9%
Wolverhampton South West 3144 6.9%
Basildon 3142 7.3%
Great Yarmouth 3055 7.4%
Stevenage 3139 7.5%
Warrington South 3515 7.5%
Bedford 3383 8.0%
Milton Keynes South West 4010 8.1%
South Derbyshire 4495 8.1%
Gloucester 4271 8.2%
Bradford West 3026 8.3%
Rossendale and Darwen 3676 8.3%
Halifax 3417 8.6%
Derby North 3757 8.6%
Gedling 3811 8.6%
Conwy 3081 9.2%
Eltham 3276 9.3%
Harrow East 4730 9.3%
Wirral South 3724 9.4%
Northampton North 3960 9.4%
North West Leicestershire 4477 9.5%
Brentford and Isleworth 4411 9.6%
Elmet 4528 9.6%
Tynemouth 4143 9.7%
Hampstead and Highgate 3729 9.8%
Dover 4941 10.3%
Halesowen and Rowley Regis 4337 10.5%
Keighley 4852 10.5%
Plymouth Sutton 4109 10.8%
Dudley South 4244 10.8%
Stirling 4767 10.9%
Bolton North East 4103 11.1%
Reading West 4672 11.1%
Amber Valley 5275 11.1%
Morecambe and Lunesdale 4768 11.5%
Brighton Pavilion 5030 11.5%
Norwich North 5459 11.6%
Blackpool North and Fleetwood 5062 11.7%
Wakefield 5154 11.9%
Waveney 5915 11.9%
Dewsbury 4615 12.0%
Lincoln 4613 12.5%
Pudsey 5870 12.6%
Leeds North East 5262 12.7%
Ipswich 5332 12.7%
Stockton South 6139 12.7%
Tooting 5381 12.9%
Dudley North 5432 13.1%
Ealing North 6159 13.5%
Ealing Acton and Shepherd's Bush 5520 13.9%
Exeter 7665 13.9%
East Renfrewshire 6657 14.0%
Erewash 7084 14.0%
West Lancashire 6084 14.1%
Sherwood 6652 14.1%
Hyndburn 5587 14.2%
Vale of Clwyd 4669 14.4%
Luton South 5650 14.5%
Thurrock 6375 14.6%
Batley and Spen 5788 14.8%
Regent's Park and Kensington North 6131 15.1%
Newport West 5458 15.3%
Coventry South 6255 15.4%
Ellesmere Port and Neston 6486 15.4%
Chorley 7625 15.4%
Telford 5406 15.8%
Brent North 5641 15.8%
Kingswood 7873 15.9%
Carlisle 5695 16.1%
Crosby 5840 16.1%
Birmingham Hall Green 5714 16.5%
Barrow and Furness 6037 16.5%
Edinburgh South West 7242 16.5%
Luton North 6487 16.6%
Southampton Test 7018 16.8%
Gower 6703 17.0%
Bridgend 6523 17.2%
Weaver Vale 6855 17.4%
Workington 6895 17.4%
Feltham and Heston 6820 18.3%
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 8000 18.3%