Which political party holds the most expensive constituencies? (it’s not the Conservatives)

Green and Lib Dem constituencies have the highest average house prices in the UK, while Tory seats linger down in third place, according to some delvings.

Bridging Loan Hub has looked at the average selling price in all 650 UK constituencies: the Green Party’s lone outpost – Brighton, Pavilion – tops the table with £394,577, followed quite closely by the average price across Liberal Democrat strongholds, £368,517.

Conservative-held constituencies have an average property value of £330,585 – and claim the biggest range of any party. The difference between the most and least expensive Tory constituencies is £2,082,689 (Labour’s not far off, with a £2,014,780 difference).

Labour constituencies have an average property value of £265,762, ranging from £90,058 to £2,104,838.

But the most expensive single constituency (Chelsea & Fulham) is fully Tory, with an average selling price of £2,203,482 (more than 25 times that in the cheapest constituency, Sinn Féin’s West Tyrone in Northern Ireland; £88,178).

UK political parties, ranked by average constituency house price

  1. Green –£394,577
  2. Liberal Democrat –£368,517
  3. Conservative –£330,585
  4. Labour –£265,762
  5. Independent –£198,912
  6. SNP –£170,920
  7. Plaid Cymru –£168,449
  8. DUP –£141,926
  9. Sinn Féin –£133,820

Top ten most expensive constituencies

  1. Chelsea and Fulham (CON) –£2,203,482
  2. Kensington (LAB) –£2,104,838
  3. Hampstead and Kilburn (LAB) –£1,628,737
  4. Cities of London and Westminster (CON) –£1,390,934
  5. Westminster North (LAB) –£1,203,319
  6. Beaconsfield (CON) –£1,150,489
  7. Esher and Walton (CON) –£1,070,797
  8. Hammersmith (LAB) –£1,034,910
  9. Holborn and St Pancras (LAB) –£946,475
  10. Richmond Park (CON) –£932,113
Party Average house price Max. average constituency price Min. average constituency price Range
Green £394,577 £394,577 £394,577 No range
Liberal Democrat £368,517 £770,679 £110,688 £659,991
Conservative £330,585 £2,203,482 £120,793 £2,082,689
Labour £265,762 £2,104,838 £90,058 £2,014,780
Independent £198,912 £198,912 £198,912 No range
SNP £170,920 £274,856 £114,789 £160,067
Plaid Cymru £168,449 £202,356 £108,534 £93,822
DUP £141,926 £221,853 £113,638 £108,215
Sinn Féin £133,820 £198,912 £88,178 £110,734

Daniel Tannenbaum of Bridging Loan Hub: “It is interesting that our findings reveal that the more liberal parties have supporters who own the most expensive properties on average, potentially dispelling some Tory stereotypes.

“The split of the richest 10 constituencies is exactly 50:50 between Conservative and Labour, so there is no evidence here that one party is the ‘party of the rich’. The wide range of house prices for both parties’ constituencies suggest their policies are in fact appealing to a wide range of people all across Britain.”

2017 election results, mapped

Map by RaviC & Brythones (CC by SA 4.0)