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Electoral data

We collect electoral data after all elections and referendums.

The data covers a range of areas including electorates, turnout, rejected ballot papers and postal voting figures.

Election results can be found on our Election results page.

Below you can find our reports and the full data for recent electoral events. The reports provide an analysis of the electoral data that we collect.

How is voter turnout calculated?

There are different methods to calculate turnout. In our reports and data collection we use three different measures of turnout. 

How is voter turnout calculated? 

UK Parliament general election – May 2015

The 2015 UK Parliamentary General Election results data have been supplied by Professors Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher at the Elections Centre, Plymouth University.

The report provides an analysis on the participation and administration of the general election and includes information on electorate sizes, turnout, rejected ballots and postal votes.

Plymouth University's report on the 2015 General Election (PDF)

These files provide information on the administration of the elections and include data on electorate sizes, turnout, rejected ballots and postal votes.

Date Election/Referendum Report Excel files CSV files
7 May 2015 English Local council elections Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) Electoral data (CSV files - ZIP)

18 September 2014

Scottish Independence Referendum N/A Electoral data (CSV)
22 May 2014 European Parliament election Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) Electoral data (CSV files - ZIP)
22 May 2014 English Local council elections Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) Electoral data (CSV files - ZIP)
2 May 2013 English and Anglesey local elections Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
15 November 2012 Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
3 May 2012 English local council elections Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
3 May 2012 Welsh local council elections Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
3 May 2012 Scottish local council elections Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
3 May 2012 London mayoral election Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
5 May 2011 UK Parliamentary voting system referendum Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
5 May 2011 National Assembly for Wales election Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS)
Results (XLS)
N/A
5 May 2011 Scottish Parliament election Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS)
Results (XLS)
N/A
5 May 2011 English local government elections Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
6 May 2010 UK Parliament general election Report (PDF) Electoral Data (XLS)
Results (XLS)
Results for analysis (XLS)
N/A
6 May 2010 English local council election Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
4 June 2009 European Parliament election Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
4 June 2009 English local council election Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
1 May 2008 English local council elections Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
1 May 2008 Welsh local council elections N/A Electoral data (XLS) N/A
3 May 2007 Scottish Parliament election Report (PDF) Turnout - Constituency (XLS)
Postal votes – Constituency (XLS)
Proxy votes – Constituency (XLS)
Rejected ballots – Constituency (XLS)
Rejected ballots – Region (XLS)
Constituency results (XLS)
List results (XLS)
N/A
3 May 2007 National Assembly for Wales election N/A Electoral data/Results (XLS) N/A
3 May 2007 English local council elections Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
3 May 2007 Scottish local council elections Report (PDF) N/A N/A
4 May 2006 English local council elections Report (PDF) Electoral data (XLS) N/A
5 May 2005 UK Parliament general election Report (PDF) Electoral Data (XLS)
Results (CSV)
N/A
10 June 2004 European Parliament election Report (PDF) Data included in the appendix of the report N/A

More electoral data and reports from previous elections are available through our Research and Policy search engine.

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