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Electoral Register

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what percentage of the population is registered to vote in each constituency, ranked in descending order in each region. (257330)

The information falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 20 February 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question asking what percentage of the population is registered to vote in each constituency ranked in descending order in each region (257330)

Table 1 shows the number of people who were registered to vote in parliamentary elections as a percentage of the estimated resident population aged 18 and over for each parliamentary constituency in England Wales for 2007. This is the latest year for which estimates of the usually resident population are available by parliamentary constituency. The table has been placed in the House of Commons library.

These figures should not be interpreted as the percentage of the eligible population who are registered to vote. The population eligible to vote in parliamentary elections includes British Citizens resident overseas and excludes foreign citizens (from outside the British Commonwealth and Republic of Ireland) resident within England and Wales.

In addition, figures for the registered electorate may be inflated because people who have more than one address may register in more than one place (e.g. students may register at parental and term-time addresses) and electoral registration officers vary in how quickly they remove people from the registers after they have moved away from an area or died. This may lead to percentages of over one hundred per cent and can affect the comparability of figures across parliamentary constituencies.

Table 1: Number of people registered to vote in parliamentary elections as a percentage of the resident population aged 18 and over, by parliamentary constituency in England and Wales, and Government office regions in England, 20071

Parliamentary constituency

Percentage2

England

North East

North West Durham

101

Sedgefield

100

Darlington

100

Hexham

100

Bishop Auckland

100

North Durham

100

Blaydon

99

Blyth Valley

98

Easington

98

Gateshead East and Washington West

98

Tynemouth

98

Hartlepool

98

Wansbeck

97

North Tyneside

96

Jarrow

96

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

96

Houghton and Washington East

96

Berwick-upon-Tweed

95

Sunderland South

95

Stockton South

95

Redcar

94

Stockton North

94

South Shields

93

Newcastle upon Tyne North

93

Middlesbrough

92

Sunderland North

91

Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend

89

Tyne Bridge

85

City of Durham

84

Newcastle upon Tyne Central

83

North West

Wirral South

101

Wirral West

100

Bolton West

100

West Lancashire

100

Cheadle

100

Bury North

100

Congleton

100

Warrington South

99

Bolton North East

99

Rossendale and Darwen

99

Halton

99

Penrith and The Border

99

South Ribble

99

Macclesfield

99

Blackpool South

99

Blackburn

99

Altrincham and Sale West

98

Burnley

98

St. Helens North

98

Rochdale

98

Hazel Grove

98

Copeland

98

Bury South

98

Heywood and Middleton

98

Weaver Vale

98

Carlisle

98

Ribble Valley

98

Denton and Reddish

98

St. Helens South

98

Stalybridge and Hyde

98

Bolton South East

98

Wallasey

97

Tatton

97

Wigan

97

Birkenhead

97

Warrington North

97

Fylde

97

Makerfield

97

Workington

97

Crewe and Nantwich

97

Westmorland and Lonsdale

97

Worsley

97

Knowsley North and Sefton East

96

Crosby

96

Oldham East and Saddleworth

96

Ellesmere Port and Neston

96

Stretford and Urmston

96

Oldham West and Royton

96

Leigh

96

Blackpool North and Fleetwood

95

Pendle

95

Chorley

95

Ashton under Lyne

95

Hyndburn

95

Stockport

94

Knowsley South

94

Eddisbury

94

Liverpool, Garston

94

Barrow and Furness

94

Eccles

93

Manchester, Withington

93

Wythenshawe and Sale East

93

Preston

93

Liverpool, Wavertree

92

Lancaster and Wyre

92

Morecambe and Lunesdale

92

Liverpool, West Derby

92

Southport

91

Liverpool, Riverside

91

City of Chester

91

Liverpool, Walton

90

Bootle

89

Manchester, Blackley

89

Salford

87

Manchester, Gorton

87

Manchester Central

86

Yorkshire and the Humber

Brigg and Goole

99

Normanton

99

Hemsworth

99

Barnsley West and Penistone

99

Pontefract and Castleford

98

East Yorkshire

98

Rother Valley

98

Beverley and Holderness

98

Scunthorpe

98

Haltemprice and Howden

98

Colne Valley

97

Wentworth

97

Cleethorpes

96

Barnsley Central

96

Vale of York

96

Scarborough and Whitby

96

Barnsley East and Mexborough

96

Selby

96

Ryedale

96

Dewsbury

95

Batley and Spen

95

Kingston upon Hull East

95

Elmet

95

Pudsey

95

Wakefield

94

Calder Valley

94

Don Valley

94

Doncaster North

94

Shipley

94

Richmond (Yorks)

94

Skipton and Ripon

93

Rotherham

93

Sheffield, Hillsborough

93

Morley and Rothwell

93

Huddersfield

93

Doncaster Central

93

Leeds North East

92

Great Grimsby

92

Harrogate and Knaresborough

92

Keighley

92

Halifax

91

Sheffield, Attercliffe

91

Sheffield, Hallam

90

Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

90

City of York

90

Sheffield, Heeley

89

Bradford South

88

Bradford North

88

Leeds West

86

Leeds East

85

Sheffield, Brightside

85

Kingston upon Hull North

83

Leeds North West

79

Bradford West

78

Leeds Central

77

Sheffield Central

71

East Midlands

Mansfield

100

North West Leicestershire

100

Bolsover

100

Amber Valley

99

Chesterfield

99

West Derbyshire

99

Harborough

99

South Holland and The Deepings

98

North East Derbyshire

98

Charnwood

98

Kettering

98

Ashfield

98

Bosworth

98

South Derbyshire

97

Gainsborough

97

Bassetlaw

97

Blaby

97

Boston and Skegness

97

Leicester East

97

Sherwood

96

Corby

96

Rutland and Melton

96

Sleaford and North Hykeham

96

High Peak

96

Rushcliffe

95

Erewash

95

Grantham and Stamford

95

Gedling

95

Newark

95

Louth and Horncastle

94

Derby North

94

Leicester South

93

Wellingborough

93

Daventry

92

Northampton North

92

Loughborough

92

Leicester West

91

Northampton South

91

Broxtowe

91

Derby South

89

Lincoln

88

Nottingham North

88

Nottingham East

76

Nottingham South

72

West Midlands

Ludlow

101

Cannock Chase

101

Stourbridge

101

Sutton Coldfield

100

Meriden

100

Lichfield

100

Halesowen and Rowley Regis

100

Staffordshire Moorlands

100

Stoke-on-Trent South

100

West Bromwich West

100

Bromsgrove

99

West Worcestershire

99

Dudley North

99

Aldridge-Brownhills

99

Dudley South

99

South Staffordshire

99

Stone

99

Stoke-on-Trent North

99

Redditch

98

Wolverhampton South East

98

Worcester

98

North Shropshire

98

Burton

98

Rugby and Kenilworth

98

Stratford-on-Avon

98

North Warwickshire

97

West Bromwich East

97

Shrewsbury and Atcham

97

Tamworth

97

Telford

96

Hereford

96

Birmingham, Hall Green

96

Birmingham, Hodge Hill

96

Wolverhampton North East

96

Wyre Forest

95

Stoke-on-Trent Central

95

The Wrekin

95

Leominster

95

Newcastle-under-Lyme

95

Mid Worcestershire

95

Nuneaton

95

Walsall South

95

Warley

95

Stafford

94

Birmingham, Yardley

94

Birmingham, Northfield

94

Walsall North

94

Wolverhampton South West

94

Birmingham, Perry Barr

93

Birmingham, Erdington

93

Solihull

93

Birmingham, Selly Oak

93

Coventry North West

91

Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath

90

Coventry South

88

Warwick and Leamington

88

Birmingham, Edgbaston

88

Birmingham, Ladywood

87

Coventry North East

86

East

Hitchin and Harpenden

104

South Suffolk

101

Saffron Walden

100

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

99

North West Norfolk

99

Rayleigh

99

South Norfolk

99

Billericay

98

North Norfolk

98

Hemel Hempstead

97

Castle Point

97

Basildon

97

St. Albans

97

Watford

97

Maldon and East Chelmsford

97

Epping Forest

97

Harlow

96

South West Bedfordshire

96

Hertford and Stortford

96

Bury St. Edmunds

96

Ipswich

96

Southend West

96

Stevenage

96

Braintree

96

Brentwood and Ongar

96

South Cambridgeshire

96

Waveney

96

South West Hertfordshire

95

Mid Norfolk

95

Suffolk Coastal

95

North East Bedfordshire

95

Luton North

95

Broxbourne

95

West Chelmsford

95

Thurrock

95

Rochford and Southend East

94

North East Cambridgeshire

94

Hertsmere

94

Mid Bedfordshire

94

North East Hertfordshire

94

South East Cambridgeshire

94

Great Yarmouth

93

Norwich North

93

Luton South

93

North Essex

92

North West Cambridgeshire

92

Huntingdon

91

Harwich

90

South West Norfolk

90

Bedford

89

Norwich South

87

Welwyn Hatfield

87

Colchester

84

West Suffolk

81

Peterborough

80

Cambridge

77

London

Chingford and Woodford Green

101

Romford

100

Orpington

99

Old Bexley and Sidcup

99

Hornchurch

99

Bexleyheath and Crayford

98

Upminster

98

Bromley and Chislehurst

98

Croydon South

97

Ruislip-Northwood

97

Erith and Thamesmead

97

Harrow East

97

Dagenham

96

Uxbridge

96

East Ham

95

Beckenham

95

Feltham and Heston

94

Eltham

94

Harrow West

94

Ilford South

93

Ilford North

93

Chipping Barnet

92

Brent North

91

Twickenham

91

Barking

91

Walthamstow

91

Hayes and Harlington

90

Carshalton and Wallington

90

Croydon Central

90

Enfield North

89

Battersea

89

Leyton and Wanstead

89

Enfield, Southgate

89

Sutton and Cheam

89

Ealing, Southall

88

Greenwich and Woolwich

88

Brentford and Isleworth

88

Lewisham East

88

Tooting

87

Dulwich and West Norwood

87

West Ham

87

Bethnal Green and Bow

86

Lewisham West

86

Hornsey and Wood Green

86

Croydon North

86

Streatham

86

Hackney South and Shoreditch

85

Poplar and Canning Town

84

Camberwell and Peckham

84

Edmonton

84

Ealing North

83

Putney

83

Kingston and Surbiton

83

Richmond Park

82

Mitcham and Morden

82

Brent South

81

Hendon

80

Lewisham, Deptford

80

Wimbledon

79

Vauxhall

79

Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush

79

Tottenham

79

Hackney North and Stoke Newington

79

Islington North

79

Islington South and Finsbury

77

Brent East

77

Finchley and Golders Green

77

North Southwark and Bermondsey

76

Hammersmith and Fulham

75

Hampstead and Highgate

70

Holborn and St. Pancras

68

Regent's Park and North Kensington

67

Cities of London and Westminster

59

Kensington and Chelsea

55

South East

North West Hampshire

103

East Hampshire

101

Wantage

100

Henley

99

Wealden

99

Winchester

99

Fareham

99

Havant

99

Chesham and Amersham

99

Mole Valley

98

Mid Sussex

98

Arundel and South Downs

98

Chichester

98

New Forest West

98

New Forest East

98

East Worthing and Shoreham

98

Dover

97

South West Surrey

97

Faversham and Mid Kent

97

Horsham

97

Newbury

97

Eastleigh

97

Dartford

97

North East Hampshire

97

Lewes

97

Spelthorne

97

Worthing West

97

Witney

97

Beaconsfield

97

Ashford

97

Isle of Wight

97

Bexhill and Battle

96

Gosport

96

South Thanet

96

Buckingham

96

Tonbridge and Malling

96

Epsom and Ewell

96

Romsey

96

Wycombe

96

Surrey Heath

95

Tunbridge Wells

95

Banbury

95

Maidstone and The Weald

95

Sevenoaks

95

North Thanet

94

Reading West

94

Sittingbourne and Sheppey

94

Chatham and Aylesford

94

Wokingham

93

Aylesbury

93

North East Milton Keynes

93

Maidenhead

93

Reigate

93

East Surrey

93

Folkestone and Hythe

93

Milton Keynes South West

93

Guildford

93

Medway

92

Bognor Regis and Littlehampton

92

Eastbourne

92

Bracknell

92

Woking

92

Gravesham

92

Hove

92

Gillingham

92

Hastings and Rye

91

Crawley

91

Brighton, Pavilion

91

Oxford West and Abingdon

91

Windsor

90

Portsmouth North

90

Brighton, Kemptown

90

Aldershot

90

Southampton, Itchen

89

Reading East

88

Esher and Walton

87

Basingstoke

85

Slough

84

Southampton, Test

84

Canterbury

82

Runnymede and Weybridge

82

Oxford East

79

Portsmouth South

77

South West

West Dorset

102

Christchurch

101

North Swindon

101

Poole

101

Mid Dorset and North Poole

100

North Devon

100

North Wiltshire

100

Stroud

99

Yeovil

99

Forest of Dean

99

Tewkesbury

98

Somerton and Frome

98

Devizes

98

Teignbridge

98

North Dorset

98

South East Cornwall

98

Cotswold

98

Tiverton and Honiton

98

South West Devon

98

Totnes

98

Wansdyke

97

South Swindon

97

Wells

97

Northavon

97

Kingswood

96

South Dorset

96

Woodspring

96

Cheltenham

96

Bridgwater

96

Torbay

95

Westbury

95

Gloucester

95

Torridge and West Devon

95

Taunton

95

Truro and St. Austell

95

East Devon

95

St. Ives

95

Bournemouth East

95

North Cornwall

94

Plymouth, Devonport

93

Falmouth and Camborne

93

Bristol North West

92

Salisbury

92

Weston-Super-Mare

91

Bristol South

91

Bournemouth West

88

Bath

86

Bristol East

84

Exeter

81

Plymouth, Sutton

81

Bristol West

80

Wales

Islwyn

106

Cardiff West

104

Ogmore

104

Neath

101

Aberavon

100

Clwyd West

100

Preseli Pembrokeshire

100

Gower

100

Swansea West

98

Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

98

Swansea East

98

Brecon and Radnorshire

97

Monmouth

97

Blaenau Gwent

97

Torfaen

96

Meirionnydd Nant Conwy

96

Alyn and Deeside

96

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

96

Montgomeryshire

96

Vale of Clwyd

95

Cynon Valley

95

Delyn

95

Rhondda

94

Bridgend

94

Cardiff North

94

Caernarfon

94

Ynys Mon

93

Newport East

93

Clwyd South

93

Conwy

93

Newport West

92

Pontypridd

91

Wrexham

91

Vale of Glamorgan

91

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

91

Llanelli

91

Cardiff South and Penarth

91

Caerphilly

90

Cardiff Central

90

Ceredigion

85

1 The percentages have been calculated using the mid-2007 population estimates for parliamentary constituencies in England and Wales of those aged 18 and above, and the number of people registered to vote in parliamentary elections on the 1 December 2007.

2 Percentages exceed 100 per cent. where the registered electorate exceeds the estimated population of an area.

Source:

Office for National Statistics