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  • This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on the results of UK elections. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

    Commons Briefing Papers

    25.10.2016Turnout (UK): Social Indicators page
    Turnout: Social Indicators page. Summary information on turnout at elections in the UK.
    25.10.2016Local, Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly and European Parliament elections: Social Indicators page
    Local, Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly and European Parliament elections: Social Indicators page. A summary of recent election results.
    25.10.2016UK General Election results: Social Indicators page
    General Election results: headline data and trends.
    21.10.2016By-election results since the 2015 General Election
    This Commons Library Briefing Paper sets out results of the by-elections held since the 2015 election. Currently there have been six by-elections, the latest ones were in Batley & Spen and Witney which were held on 20 October 2016. Full details are presented in the associated PDF but an overview of the recent by-election results are shown below.
    This Briefing Paper provides background to the increasing use of referendums worldwide to settle constitutional issues and to the holding of referendums in the UK; a table of all referendums held in the UK to date is provided. The use of thresholds in referendums is discussed and information provided on the administration of referendums and regulation of the referendum campaigns.
    11.08.2016Women Members of Parliament: Background Paper
    This briefing paper provides a list of all the women who have ever been elected to the House of Commons.
    13.07.2016Sources of Statistics: Constituency Statistics
    This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on constituency level statistics.
    30.06.2016Brexit: what happens next?
    Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, what will happen next? This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the immediate consequences of the vote and some of the longer term implications. This paper considers various questions about UK withdrawal from the EU and what is likely to happen in the coming weeks and months. The issues include the method of leaving the EU, continuing parliamentary scrutiny of EU business and the withdrawal negotiations, and the implications of Brexit for Scotland and Gibraltar.
    29.06.2016Analysis of the EU Referendum results 2016
    This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper analyses the results of the referendum on EU membership held on 23 June 2016. The highest vote share for Leave (76%) was recorded in Boston (Lincolnshire). The highest vote share for Remain (96%) was recorded in Gibraltar. The dataset accompanying this briefing paper will be published soon.
    19.05.2016London Elections 2016
    Elections for the London Mayor and London Assembly were held on 5 May 2016. The Labour Party candidate Sadiq Khan was elected as Mayor of London with the highest number and share of first preference votes since mayoral elections began in 2000. Labour won 12 of the 25 seats in the London Assembly, the Conservatives 8, the Green Party and UKIP 2 seats each and the Liberal Democrats one seat. Turnout in the mayoral election was 45.2%.


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