Template:Compact election box/doc

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Purpose[change source]

A set of templates to produce a table displaying the results of first-past-the-post elections in a more compact format than offered by {{Election box}}.

Example[change source]

These templates produce results like this:

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Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
1953 by-election
death of Sir Bufton Tufton
Electorate: 57,901
Turnout: 31,432 (66.2%)
[[Conservative Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Conservative]] gain from [[Scottish National Party#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
SNP]]
Majority: 2,507 (12.5%)
Swing: 17.1% from [[Scottish National Party#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
SNP]] to [[Conservative Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Conservative]]
Jimmy Smith[[Conservative Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Conservative]]
26,24150.5N/A
Dave Spart [[Labour Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Labour]]
10,71920.1N/A
1955 general election
Electorate: 57,901
[[Conservative Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Conservative]] hold
Jimmy Smith[[Conservative Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Conservative]]
unopposed
1959 general election
Electorate: 57,901
Turnout: 31,432 (66.2%)
[[Conservative Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Conservative]] hold
Majority: 12,952 (19.5%)
Jimmy Smith[[Conservative Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Conservative]]
27,70954.5N/A
Dave Spart [[Labour Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Labour]]
8,60416.2N/A
Eric The Viking Vikings for Borsetshire6,90312.5N/A
1964 general election
Electorate: 62,184
Turnout: 41,401 (69.8%) +3.6
[[Labour Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Labour]] gain from [[Conservative Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Conservative]]
Majority: 2,011 (9.5%)
Dave Spart[[Labour Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Labour]]
20,59138.9+22.7
Jimmy Smith [[Conservative Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Conservative]]
18,70933.4−22.1
Col. Theo Smithers Borsetshire Ratepayers1,9036.7N/A
William Williamson [[Liberal Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Liberal]]
1,8126.4N/A
Verte Profonde [[Green Party of England and Wales#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Green]]
1,5616.0N/A
Egbert Monster [[Official Monster Raving Loony Party#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Monster Raving Loony]]
9123.1N/A
A. N. Ulsterman [[Ulster Unionist Party#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Ulster Unionist]]
8742.7N/A
A. Alba [[Scottish National Party#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
SNP]]
5402.3N/A
1966 general election
Electorate: 62,184
Turnout: 41,401 (69.8%)
[[Labour Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Labour]] hold
Majority: 2,011 (9.5%) +1.4
Dave Spart[[Labour Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Labour]]
20,59139.9+1.1
Jimmy Smith [[Conservative Party (UK)#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.
Conservative]]
18,70932.3−1.1
Col. Theo Smithers Borsetshire Ratepayers1,9036.7

Usage[change source]

{{Compact election box begin}}
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Simple usage[change source]

Blank example with basic parameters

{{Compact election box begin}}
{{Compact election box
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 | winner             =
 | winner_party       =
 | winner_votes       =
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 | winner_change      =
 
 | candidate2         =
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}}
{{Compact election box end}}

Full usage[change source]

Blank example with all parameters

{{Compact election box begin}}
{{Compact election box
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}}
{{Compact election box end}}

Parameters[change source]

Header parameters[change source]

The parameters are used once

Parmeter Purpose Example1 Example2
Required parameters
election_title title of election, may be wikilinked [[Foobar South-Central by-election, 1953|1953 by-election]] [[United Kingdom election, 1951|1951]]
Optional parameters
election_ref reference, usually to the source of the results <ref>[http://www.foobar-politics-today.com Foobar South-Central by-election results], Politics Today</ref> <ref name="somesource" />
election_note very short note on the election. Probably best kept to a terse reason for a by-election death of [[Sir Bufton Tufton]] resignation of [[Jane Imefedup]]
electorate number of registered voters 57,901
turnout_votes Number of ballots cast 31,432
turnout_percent Turnout as a percentage of registered electors 20.5 8.76
turnout_change Change in turnout as a percentage of registered electors +1.2 −5.3
majority_votes majority of the winning candidate in number of votes 1,607
majority_percent Majority as a percentage of valid votes +6.1 −3.7
majority_change Change in turnout as a percentage of registered electors +1.2 −5.3
result whether the seat changed party hold, or gain (default=win)
loser_party name of the party which lost, to be wikilinked Social Democratic Party (UK) Labour Party (UK)
loser_party_unlinked name of the party which lost, will not be wikilinked Let's have a party all night Party
swing swing in percentage 4.3 −6.8
swing_from party which votes swung away from Labour Party (UK)
swing_to party which votes swung away from Conservative Party (UK)

Winner parameters[change source]

One set of these parameters for each candidate

Parmeter Purpose Example
winner Name of candidate (may be wikilinked) [[Jimmy Abdul Rudigger Smith (junior)|Jimmy Smith]]
winner_party name of article on party Conservative Party (UK)
winner_party_unlinked text of article on party Borsetshire Free Lunch Party
winner_votes Number of votes received by the candidate 26,241
winner_percent Percentage of votes received by the candidate 50.5
winner_change Change in that party's percentage share of votes −0.5

Candidate parameters[change source]

One set of these parameters for each candidate, starting candidate2. Maximum of 25.

Parmeter Purpose Example
candidaten Name of candidate (may be wikilinked) [[Jimmy Abdul Rudigger Smith (junior)|Jimmy Smith]]
candidaten_party name of article on party Conservative Party (UK)
candidaten_party_unlinked text of article on party Borsetshire Free Lunch Party
candidaten_votes Number of votes received by the candidate 26,241
candidaten_percent Percentage of votes received by the candidate 50.5
candidaten_change Change in that party's percentage share of votes +1.6

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