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Redditch

2010 Results:
Conservative: 19138 (43.48%)
Labour: 13317 (30.25%)
Liberal Democrat: 7750 (17.61%)
BNP: 1394 (3.17%)
UKIP: 1497 (3.4%)
Green: 393 (0.89%)
English Democrat: 255 (0.58%)
Christian: 101 (0.23%)
Independent: 100 (0.23%)
Others: 73 (0.17%)
Majority: 5821 (13.23%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 18276 (43.6%)
Conservative: 16327 (39%)
Liberal Democrat: 5876 (14%)
Other: 1437 (3.4%)
Majority: 1948 (4.6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 15296 (38%)
Labour: 18012 (44.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 5602 (13.9%)
UKIP: 1381 (3.4%)
Majority: 2716 (6.7%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 14415 (38.9%)
Labour: 16899 (45.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 3808 (10.3%)
UKIP: 1259 (3.4%)
Green: 651 (1.8%)
Majority: 2484 (6.7%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 16155 (36.1%)
Labour: 22280 (49.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 4935 (11%)
Referendum: 1151 (2.6%)
Other: 227 (0.5%)
Majority: 6125 (13.7%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Karen Lumley (Conservative) born 1964, Barnsley. Educated at Rugby High School. Company secretary. Former Wrexham councillor. Former Redditch councillor. Contested Delyn 1997, 1999 Welsh Assembly elections, Redditch 2001, 2005.

2010 election candidates:
portraitKaren Lumley (Conservative) born 1964, Barnsley. Educated at Rugby High School. Company secretary. Former Wrexham councillor. Former Redditch councillor. Contested Delyn 1997, 1999 Welsh Assembly elections, Redditch 2001, 2005.
portraitJacqui Smith(Labour) born 1962, Malvern. Educated at Dyson Perrins High School and Oxford University. Economics teacher. Contested Mid Worcestershire in 1992. First elected as MP for Redditch in 1997. Junior minister in the department for Education and Employment 1999-2001, Minister of state for health 2001-2003, Minister of state at the DTI 2003-2005, Minister of State for Education 2005-2006, Chief Whip 2006-2007. In a surprise promotion she was appointed as Home Secretary in Gordon Brown`s first cabinet in 2007, but in 2009 stepped down, having become embroiled in the scandal over election expenses, including her husband claiming for two pornographic movies (more information at They work for you)
portraitNicholas Lane (Liberal Democrat) Born Solihull. Educated at Brisol University. Barrister.
portraitKevin White (Green)
portraitAnne Davis (UKIP) born Redditch. Former Redditch councillor.
portraitAndy Ingram (BNP)
portraitVincent Schittone (English Democrat)
portraitScott Beverley (Christian Party)
portraitPaul Swansborough (Independent)
portraitDerek Fletcher (Nobody)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 84115
Male: 49.3%
Female: 50.7%
Under 18: 23.9%
Over 60: 16.8%
Born outside UK: 4.6%
White: 95.1%
Black: 0.8%
Asian: 2.5%
Mixed: 1.2%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 75.5%
Muslim: 2.2%
Full time students: 2.5%
Graduates 16-74: 14.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 30.4%
Owner-Occupied: 71.7%
Social Housing: 21.5% (Council: 18.1%, Housing Ass.: 3.5%)
Privately Rented: 4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.6%

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