Gainsborough

Gainsborough is a constituency in Lincolnshire, in the East Midlands of England. The seat has been held by Sir Edward Leigh (Conservative) since May 2010.

2010 General Election

The 2010 General Election was held on 6 May 2010. A total of 5 candidates ran for election.

Summary

CON
Conservative Hold
Majority
10,559
Electorate
72,939
Turnout
67.5%

You can view more detailed information about this election result on the election result pages.

Share of the vote

The graph below shows the share of the vote across all the candidates.

Breakdown

The table below shows the individual vote breakdown for each candidate.

Candidate/Party Votes Share Change
Leigh, Edward
Conservative
24,266 49.3% 5.4%
O'Connor, Patrick
Liberal Democrat
13,707 27.8% 1.8%
McMahon, Jamie
Labour
7,701 15.6% -10.5%
Pearson, Steven
UK Independence Party
2,065 4.2% 0.1%
Porter, Malcolm
BNP
1,512 3.1% 3.1%