Marginal constituencies in the 2005 United Kingdom general election


This is a list of marginal seats[citation needed] in the United Kingdom after the results in the 2005 General Election. At the next General Election, boundary changes applied affecting some of these seats.

Labour – Liberal Democrat marginals

Constituencies where the Labour Party holds a marginal lead over the Liberal Democrats:

Constituency Majority %
Edinburgh South4050.9%
Islington South and Finsbury4841.6%
Oxford East9632.3%
Watford11482.3%
Aberdeen South13483.2%
Edinburgh North and Leith21535.0%
City of Durham32747.4%
Oldham East and Saddleworth35908.3%
Norwich South36538.7%
Leicester South37178.8%
Bradford North351110.2%
Newcastle upon Tyne Central398211.1%
Swansea West426912.9%

Labour – Conservative marginals

Constituencies where the Labour Party holds a marginal lead over the Conservative Party:

Constituency Majority %
Crawley370.1%
Sittingbourne and Sheppey790.2%
Harlow970.2%
Battersea1630.4%
Medway2130.5%
Warwick and Leamington2660.5%
Gillingham2540.6%
Stroud3500.6%
Hove4200.9%
Selby4670.9%
Stourbridge4071.0%
Dartford7061.5%
High Peak7351.5%
South Thanet6641.6%
Finchley and Golders Green7411.7%
City of Chester9172.0%
Cardiff North11462.5%
Wirral West10972.7%
Calder Valley13672.9%
Portsmouth North11393.0%
Burton14213.0%
South Swindon13533.1%
Colne Valley15013.1%
Corby15173.1%
Wansdyke18393.6%
South Dorset18123.7%
Vale of Glamorgan18083.8%
Harrow West20284.2%
Loughborough19964.3%
South Ribble21844.6%
Enfield North19204.7%
Hastings and Rye20264.7%
Stafford21214.7%
Broxtowe22964.7%
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire19105.0%
Nuneaton22805.0%
Bolton West20645.1%
Pendle21805.3%
Chatham and Aylesford23325.5%
Staffordshire Moorlands24385.5%
North Swindon25715.7%
Dumfries and Galloway29225.7%
Tamworth25695.9%
Cleethorpes26426.1%
Birmingham Edgbaston23496.2%
Hendon26996.5%
Bury North29266.6%
Redditch27166.7%
Brigg and Goole28946.8%
Worcester31446.8%
Brighton Kemptown27376.9%
Wolverhampton South West31446.9%
Basildon31427.3%
Great Yarmouth30557.4%
Stevenage31397.5%
Warrington South35157.5%
Bedford33838.0%
Milton Keynes South West40108.1%
South Derbyshire44958.1%
Gloucester42718.2%
Bradford West30268.3%
Rossendale and Darwen36768.3%
Halifax34178.6%
Derby North37578.6%
Gedling38118.6%
Conwy30819.2%
Eltham32769.3%
Harrow East47309.3%
Wirral South37249.4%
Northampton North39609.4%
North West Leicestershire44779.5%
Brentford and Isleworth44119.6%
Elmet45289.6%
Tynemouth41439.7%
Hampstead and Highgate37299.8%
Dover494110.3%
Halesowen and Rowley Regis433710.5%
Keighley485210.5%
Plymouth Sutton410910.8%
Dudley South424410.8%
Stirling476710.9%
Bolton North East410311.1%
Reading West467211.1%
Amber Valley527511.1%
Morecambe and Lunesdale476811.5%
Brighton Pavilion503011.5%
Norwich North545911.6%
Blackpool North and Fleetwood506211.7%
Wakefield515411.9%
Waveney591511.9%
Dewsbury461512.0%
Lincoln461312.5%
Pudsey587012.6%
Leeds North East526212.7%
Ipswich533212.7%
Stockton South613912.7%
Tooting538112.9%
Dudley North543213.1%
Ealing North615913.5%
Ealing Acton and Shepherd's Bush552013.9%
Exeter766513.9%
East Renfrewshire665714.0%
Erewash708414.0%
West Lancashire608414.1%
Sherwood665214.1%
Hyndburn558714.2%
Vale of Clwyd466914.4%
Luton South565014.5%
Thurrock637514.6%
Batley and Spen578814.8%
Regent's Park and Kensington North613115.1%
Newport West545815.3%
Coventry South625515.4%
Ellesmere Port and Neston648615.4%
Chorley762515.4%
Telford540615.8%
Brent North564115.8%
Kingswood787315.9%
Carlisle569516.1%
Crosby584016.1%
Birmingham Hall Green571416.5%
Barrow and Furness603716.5%
Edinburgh South West724216.5%
Luton North648716.6%
Southampton Test701816.8%
Gower670317.0%
Bridgend652317.2%
Weaver Vale685517.4%
Workington689517.4%
Feltham and Heston682018.3%
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland800018.3%