🗳️ Lewisham, Deptford Elections Betting Guide

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Your ultimate guide on Lewisham, Deptford Elections: uncover historical outcomes, analyse voting trends, and discover how and where to place your bets for what was a safe seat in 2019 but may have changed now.

🗳️ Lewisham, Deptford Elections Betting Guide

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Welcome to Lewisham, Deptford's electoral battleground from a betting perspective. Whether you have used a betting site to place bets on political markets before or not, you'll gain invaluable insights into past general election results, voter turnout, and betting options. Discover how to leverage this information at top political betting sites to make informed decisions on Lewisham, DeptfordConstituency betting and general election betting..

Bet Smart on Lewisham, Deptford Elections: Your Ultimate Guide!

📊🎲 Ready to place a bet on the Lewisham, Deptford Elections? Dive into our guide for all you need to know about previous results and where to bet!

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Current Betting Odds

Betting odds for the constituency of Lewisham, Deptford may not always be available, but as and when a market is active the odds will be displayed below.

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Things to Consider

When betting on local elections in Lewisham, Deptford, consider the political climate, candidate popularity, historical voting patterns, local issues, and recent polls. Understanding these factors can provide insights into potential outcomes, guiding more informed betting decisions.

  • 👤 Candidate Profiles: Research the backgrounds, policies, and popularity of the candidates.

  • 📊 Historical Voting Patterns: Analyze past election results in Lewisham, Deptford for trends.

  • 🏘️ Local Issues: Understand the key issues affecting Lewisham, Deptford residents.

  • 📈 Polling Data: Look at the latest polls for insights into potential outcomes.

  • 🌍 Political Climate: Consider the national and local political environment.

  • 📢 Campaign Strategies: Evaluate the effectiveness of candidates' campaign strategies.

  • 👥 Voter Turnout: Consider how Lewisham, Deptford turnout could impact the election results.

  • 💸 Bookmakers' Odds: Compare odds from different political betting sites for value.

  • 💬 Social Media Sentiment: Gauge public opinion and sentiment towards candidates on social media.

  • 🤝 Endorsements: Note any significant endorsements or support from influential figures or organizations.

  • 🎤 Debates and Public Appearances: Assess candidates' performances in debates and public appearances.

  • 📜 Election Regulations: Be aware of any changes to election laws or voting procedures that could affect the outcome.

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Constituency Information

Since 2015, Vicky Foxcroft of the Labour Party has represented the Lewisham Deptford constituency in the UK Parliament. Following the 2023 Periodic Review, it will undergo moderate boundary changes and be renamed Lewisham North for the next general election.

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Established in 1974, this predominantly urban constituency has seen minimal alterations over the years. Historically, Deptford was a significant dockyard area associated with the Royal Navy and played a vital role in London’s import and export activities, particularly towards New Cross, which also housed major railway yards.

Politically, Lewisham Deptford has always been a Labour stronghold, with only three MPs from the party since its inception. It ranked as Labour's 23rd safest seat and 9th in London by the 2015 elections. In the 2016 EU referendum, 75.4% of its constituents voted to remain.

🔄 Big Changes & Proud History:

🏗️ From 2023, say hello to Lewisham North! 🎉 Labour stronghold since '74 with Vicky Foxcroft at the helm. 💼 Historic hub turned trendy.

Though Labour has maintained a strong presence since 1974, the political landscape has seen slight shifts, with the Liberal Democrats emerging as significant opposition in 2005 and 2010, reflecting some socio-political changes within the constituency.

General Election Betting

The Lewisham, Deptford seat was created in 1974 from the previous Deptford and Lewisham North seats.

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2019 Election Results

Explore the pivotal data and highlights from Lewisham, Deptford's 2019 General Election, revealing voter trends and key outcomes that shaped the constituency.

Voting Data

  • Labour held on to the seat after Vicky Foxcroft earned 70.8% of the vote
  • In doing so, it meant that Lewisham, Deptford was Labour's fifteenth-safest seat in the 2019 General Election
  • Foxcroft would pick up a majority of 32,193 with the Conservatives trailing way behind in second with just 6,303 votes by comparison.
  • Labour's vote share was down 6.2% on the previous election, while the Conservatives also saw a decrease of 2.3% .
  • The Liberal Democrats would finish third, with Bobby Dean earning 5.1% of the total vote.
  • The turnout for the seat was 61.5% - down 1.5% on 2017
Candidate Data Party Gender Number of votes Share (%) Change vs. 2017 (% points)
Vicky Foxcroft Labour Female 39,216 70.80% -6.2
Gavin Haran Conservative Male 6,303 11.40% -2.3
Bobby Dean Liberal Democrat Male 5,774 10.40% 5.1
Andrea Carey Fuller Green Female 3,085 5.60% 2.6
Moses Etienne Brexit Party Male 789 1.40% 0
Tan Bui Independent Male 130 0.20% 0
John Lloyd Alliance for Green Socialism Male 71 0.10% 0

Statistics & Turnout Information

With a votes majority of 32,193 from the 55,368 cast, the majority in percentage terms was 59.4%, making Lewisham, Deptford the twenty first-safest seat in the 2019 election.

Lewisham, Deptford Majority Data
Votes 32,913
Percent 59.40%
Rank (1 = highest %) 21

Voter turnout for the Lewisham, Deptford seat was at 68.7%. This figure was up 1.2% on the region as a whole and down 1.5% when compared to the same seat in 2017. From a UK-wide perspective it was up 1.4% when compared to the average turnout for 2019

Lewisham, Deptford Turnout Data
Constituency 68.70%
Region 67.50%
UK 67.30%
Constituency in 2017 70.20%
Size of electorate 80,631
Valid votes cast 55,368

Lewisham, Deptford By Election Betting and Wards

The wards within the Constituency are currently:

  • Blackheath
  • Brockley
  • Crofton Park
  • Deptford
  • Evelyn
  • Hither Green
  • Ladywell
  • Lewisham Central
  • New Cross Gate
  • Rushey Green
  • Telegraph Hill

How To Bet

Betting on local constituency markets during general elections offers a unique way to engage with political events. To navigate this, the best political betting sites such as Smarkets and SBK Sportsbook provide platforms tailored for such activities. Here's a concise guide to placing a bet on these markets:

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  1. Register and Verify: Sign up on a reputable political betting site like Smarkets or SBK Sportsbook. Complete any necessary verification processes.

  2. Deposit Funds: Add funds to your account using the available payment methods.

  3. Find the Market: Navigate to the political betting section and locate the local constituency markets for the general election.

  4. Research: Conduct thorough research on the constituency you wish to bet on, considering recent polls, historical outcomes, and current political climate.

  5. Place Your Bet: Select the market, choose your bet type, and decide on the stake. Confirm your bet.

  6. Monitor the Election: Keep an eye on election updates and news that might affect the outcome of your chosen market.

Remember, betting should be done responsibly, and it's important to be informed about the political landscape to make educated decisions.

Editorial Team and Resources

OLBG has assembled a crack political betting team to bring you the very best in political betting insight, including our in-house politics betting expert Nigel Skinner and our Data Scientist Dan Tracey.

Nigel Skinner

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Steve is our Editor-In-Chief with over 20 years of experience creating and managing high-quality sports betting content for OLBG & multiple other publications.

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Data Sources:

A range of data sources were consulted for this article, pertaining to our editorial guide and they include, the Commons Library, Wikipedia and various betting sites.

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