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Dales records top election turnout figure

Well done to Derbyshire Dales voters who once again recorded the top turnout of all the Derbyshire constituencies at last week's General Election.

Here in the Dales the turnout was 77.2% from a voting electorate of 64,430 (2.6% up on the last Parliamentary election in 2015) - and two individual polling stations, Hazelwood and Marston Montgomery, each recorded amazing turnouts of 88.9%. The postal vote return for the Dales seat, held by Conservative Party Chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin, was 87.4%.

The election in the Derbyshire Dales was organised by your District Council.

Other turnout percentages in Derbyshire were Amber Valley 67%, Bolsover 63.52%, Chesterfield 66.62%, Derby North 69.8%, Derby South 65.1%, Erewash 68.3%,
High Peak 73.75%, Mid Derbyshire 75%, North East Derbyshire 70%, South Derbyshire: 68.2%.

The average turnout figure across the UK was 68.7%, 2% up on 2015 and the highest since 1997. The vote share was Conservative 42%, Labour 40%, Lib Dems 7%, UKIP 2% and the Greens 2%.

Well done to Derbyshire Dales voters who once again recorded the top turnout of all the Derbyshire constituencies at last week

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