The two Labour-held seats in Kingston-upon-Hull have the highest smoking rates in the UK (26.1%) followed by Labour-held Burnley (24.8%) and Conservative-held Mansfield (23.1%).
Some interesting trends can be drawn from the figures and the map. Out of the 100 seats with the highest-smoking prevalence, 64 are Labour and 16 are Conservative. In terms of regions, almost two thirds of the seats in the bottom 100 are in the North (44) and Scotland (16) with 20 in the South, 15 in the Midlands and 5 in Wales.
The Conservative seat of cigar-smoking Ken Clarke, Rushcliffe, in Nottinghamshire, actually has the lowest rate in Britain, at 3.6%. He’s followed by the Lib Dem Leader, Sir Vince Cable’s Twickenham constituency (5.9%), while Jeremy Hunt’s seat of South West Surrey is fourth in the rankings (7.1%).