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Results for Wakefield Show national results

Winning candidate: Mary Helen Creagh

Majority: 1,613

Electorate: 70,812

Total number of votes cast: 44,920

Adjusted turnout: 62.76

Number of postal votes cast: 10,155

Number of proxy votes cast: 199

Number of rejected votes: 94

Vote share

  • M.H. Creagh, Labour Party (39.3%)
  • A. Story, Conservative Party (35.6%)
  • D.S. Smith, Liberal Democrat (16.3%)
  • I. Senior, British National Party (5.8%)
  • M. Hawkins, Green Party (2.0%)
  • M. Harrop, Independent (1.0%)

Table of detailed results

Candidate surname Candidate initials Party / description Votes (no) Percentage of votes won
Creagh M.H. Labour Party 17,454 39.3
Story A. Conservative Party 15,841 35.6
Smith D.S. Liberal Democrat 7,256 16.3
Senior I. British National Party 2,581 5.8
Hawkins M. Green Party 873 2.0
Harrop M. Independent 439 1.0
  • Electorate: The number of electors eligible to vote at this election.
  • Valid votes: The total number of valid votes cast.
  • Postal votes counted: The total number of postal votes which went forward to the count after postal ballot verification.
  • Proxies issued: The total number of electors who appointed proxies to vote on their behalf.
  • Rejected ballot: The number of ballot papers which was declared invalid for one or more of the following reasons:
  • the ballot paper did not contain the official mark
  • where the voter had voted for more than the specified number of candidates
  • where the ballot paper contained writing or a mark by which the voter could be identified
  • where the ballot paper was unmarked or where it was unclear what the voter had intended
  • (A ballot paper may also be rejected in part).

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