Tactical Voting against UKIP

This is our Tactical Voting Guide against UKIP candidates for the 2022 general election. This page takes the set of constituencies where UKIP candidates stood last time and divides them into three categories using the rules below.

Rules

We assume that tactical voting is only a good idea against a UKIP candidate in a particular constituency when, in the last election, they held the constituency and were no more than 25 percentage points ahead of the second placed candidate or did not win the constituency and were no more than 25 percentage points behind the winning candidate.

  1. The first table contains the constituencies which meet the above criteria.
  2. The second table contains the constituencies where the previous UKIP candidate was so far behind that it appears they cannot win.
  3. The third table contains the constituencies where the previous UKIP candidate was so far ahead that it appears they are unlikely to be beaten.

If a by-election has taken place after the last election then that result is used instead of the one from the last election.

Usage Guide

In my opinion, the best way of using this guide is as follows:

  1. Pick the name of a constituency.
  2. Find which table the constituency is in.
  3. Check the recommended advice above the table.
  4. Open the link to your selected constituency and verify whether our advised tactical vote seems plausible to you.

For tactical voting against other parties see here.

Constituencies where tactical voting may help

Our recommendation: Vote for the parties recommended in this table. If there are two such parties, the first choice is probably the most effective.

East of EnglandVote For
Thurrock1. Conservative
2. Labour

Non-UKIP constituencies where they are too far behind for tactical voting against them to be worth it

Our recommendation: Vote for whichever party you like.

London
Barking
Battersea
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Bethnal Green and Bow
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Brent Central
Bromley and Chislehurst
Chelsea and Fulham
Cities of London and Westminster
Croydon Central
Croydon North
Croydon South
Dagenham and Rainham
Ealing North
Ealing Southall
East Ham
Edmonton
Enfield North
Erith and Thamesmead
Feltham and Heston
Finchley and Golders Green
Hammersmith
Harrow West
Hayes and Harlington
Hendon
Holborn and St Pancras
Hornchurch and Upminster
Hornsey and Wood Green
Ilford South
Islington North
Islington South and Finsbury
Kingston and Surbiton
Lewisham East
Lewisham West and Penge
Mitcham and Morden
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Orpington
Poplar and Limehouse
Putney
Richmond Park
Romford
Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
Streatham
Tooting
Tottenham
Uxbridge and Ruislip South
West Ham
Wimbledon
East of England
Basildon and Billericay
Basildon South and Thurrock East
Bedfordshire North East
Braintree
Brentwood and Ongar
Broadland
Broxbourne
Cambridgeshire North East
Cambridgeshire North West
Castle Point
Chelmsford
Clacton
Epping Forest
Great Yarmouth
Harlow
Harwich and Essex North
Hertfordshire South West
Hertsmere
Huntingdon
Ipswich
Luton South
Maldon
Norfolk Mid
Norfolk North West
Norfolk South West
Rayleigh and Wickford
Rochford and Southend East
Saffron Walden
Southend West
Suffolk Central and Ipswich North
Suffolk South
Suffolk West
Watford
Waveney
Welwyn Hatfield
South East
Aldershot
Arundel and South Downs
Ashford
Aylesbury
Banbury
Basingstoke
Beaconsfield
Bexhill and Battle
Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
Bracknell
Brighton Pavilion
Buckingham
Chatham and Aylesford
Chesham and Amersham
Chichester
Dartford
Dover
Eastleigh
Esher and Walton
Fareham
Faversham and Kent Mid
Folkestone and Hythe
Gillingham and Rainham
Gosport
Gravesham
Hampshire North East
Hampshire North West
Hastings and Rye
Havant
Henley
Horsham
Isle of Wight
Maidenhead
Maidstone and The Weald
Meon Valley
Milton Keynes North
Milton Keynes South
Mole Valley
Oxford West and Abingdon
Portsmouth North
Portsmouth South
Reigate
Rochester and Strood
Runnymede and Weybridge
Sevenoaks
Slough
Southampton Itchen
Spelthorne
Surrey East
Surrey South West
Sussex Mid
Thanet North
Thanet South
Tonbridge and Malling
Tunbridge Wells
Wantage
Wealden
Winchester
Witney
Woking
Worthing East and Shoreham
Worthing West
Wycombe
South West
Bournemouth East
Bridgwater and Somerset West
Bristol South
Cotswolds, The
Devizes
Devon Central
Devon East
Devon North
Devon South West
Forest of Dean
Gloucester
Plymouth Moor View
Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
Salisbury
Stroud
Swindon North
Swindon South
Taunton Deane
Tewkesbury
Torbay
Totnes
Truro and Falmouth
Weston-Super-Mare
Wiltshire North
East Midlands
Ashfield
Bolsover
Boston and Skegness
Broxtowe
Charnwood
Chesterfield
Corby
Daventry
Derby North
Derby South
Derbyshire North East
Gedling
Grantham and Stamford
Harborough
Leicester West
Leicestershire South
Lincoln
Loughborough
Louth and Horncastle
Mansfield
Newark
Northampton North
Northampton South
Northamptonshire South
Nottingham East
Nottingham North
Nottingham South
Rushcliffe
Rutland and Melton
Sherwood
Sleaford and North Hykeham
South Holland and The Deepings
Wellingborough
West Midlands
Birmingham Hodge Hill
Birmingham Yardley
Cannock Chase
Coventry North East
Coventry North West
Coventry South
Dudley North
Dudley South
Halesowen and Rowley Regis
Hereford and Herefordshire South
Kenilworth and Southam
Meriden
Nuneaton
Redditch
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Solihull
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Stone
Stourbridge
Walsall North
Walsall South
Warley
Warwick and Leamington
West Bromwich West
Wolverhampton North East
Wolverhampton South East
Wolverhampton South West
Worcester
Worcestershire Mid
Worcestershire West
Wrekin, The
Wyre Forest
Yorkshire and the Humber
Barnsley Central
Barnsley East
Bradford East
Bradford South
Bradford West
Brigg and Goole
Calder Valley
Cleethorpes
Doncaster North
Great Grimsby
Halifax
Hemsworth
Hull East
Hull North
Hull West and Hessle
Keighley
Leeds Central
Leeds East
Leeds West
Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
Penistone and Stocksbridge
Rother Valley
Rotherham
Scarborough and Whitby
Scunthorpe
Selby and Ainsty
Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
Sheffield Central
Sheffield Hallam
Sheffield Heeley
Sheffield South East
Thirsk and Malton
Yorkshire East
North East
Blaydon
Darlington
Durham North
Durham North West
Durham, City of
Easington
Gateshead
Hartlepool
Hexham
Houghton and Sunderland South
Jarrow
Middlesbrough
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Redcar
Sedgefield
South Shields
Stockton North
Stockton South
Sunderland Central
Tynemouth
Tyneside North
Wansbeck
Washington and Sunderland West
North West
Ashton-under-Lyne
Barrow and Furness
Blackley and Broughton
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
Blackpool South
Bolton North East
Bolton South East
Bolton West
Burnley
Bury South
Carlisle
Congleton
Copeland
Crewe and Nantwich
Denton and Reddish
Eddisbury
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Halton
Heywood and Middleton
Hyndburn
Knowsley
Leigh
Manchester Central
Manchester Gorton
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Oldham West and Royton
Penrith and The Border
Preston
Rochdale
Salford and Eccles
South Ribble
Southport
St Helens North
St Helens South and Whiston
Stockport
Stretford and Urmston
Wallasey
Warrington North
Wigan
Workington
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Scotland
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Falkirk
Glasgow East
Glasgow South West
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Lanark and Hamilton East
Motherwell and Wishaw
Orkney and Shetland
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Wales
Aberavon
Alyn and Deeside
Blaenau Gwent
Brecon and Radnorshire
Bridgend
Caerphilly
Cardiff Central
Cardiff North
Cardiff South and Penarth
Cardiff West
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South
Ceredigion
Clwyd South
Cynon Valley
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Gower
Islwyn
Llanelli
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Monmouth
Neath
Newport East
Newport West
Ogmore
Pontypridd
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Rhondda
Swansea East
Torfaen
Vale of Glamorgan
Ynys Mon

UKIP held constituencies where their lead is probably too large for tactical voting to make a difference

There are no such constituencies.

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