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Alyn and Deeside

2010 Results:
Conservative: 12885 (32.27%)
Labour: 15804 (39.59%)
Liberal Democrat: 7308 (18.31%)
Plaid Cymru: 1549 (3.88%)
BNP: 1368 (3.43%)
UKIP: 1009 (2.53%)
Majority: 2919 (7.32%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 17331 (48.8%)
Conservative: 8953 (25.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 6174 (17.4%)
Plaid Cymru: 1320 (3.7%)
Other: 1718 (4.8%)
Majority: 8378 (23.6%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 9303 (26.3%)
Labour: 18525 (52.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 4585 (12.9%)
Plaid Cymru: 1182 (3.3%)
UKIP: 481 (1.4%)
Green: 881 (2.5%)
Other: 464 (1.3%)
Majority: 9222 (26%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 9552 (22.8%)
Labour: 25955 (61.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 4076 (9.7%)
Plaid Cymru: 738 (1.8%)
Referendum: 1627 (3.9%)
Majority: 16403 (39.1%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile: On the English border Alyn and Deeside is geographically one of the smallest Welsh constituencies. The main town in the constituency is Connah`s Quay, along with Buckley to the South and the village of Caergwrle. Deeside is a traditional industrial area – the constituency contains Connah`s Quay power station, the Corus steel plant, the Toyota Engine factory and BAE Systems in Broughton where the wings for the new Airbus A380 are manufactured.

portraitCurrent MP: Mark Tami(Labour) born 1962. Educated at Enfield Grammar and Swansea University. Married with 2 sons. Worked as head of policy at AEEU prior to being first elected in 2001. Parliamentary interests include manufacturing, industry and aerospace. Tami is a party loyalist – he publicly opposed university top-up fees, but in the end did not rebel against the government (his only rebellion against the government was over the religious hatred offence in November 2001, when a whip accidentally told him to vote in the wrong lobby!) In 2000 Tami co-authored a Fabian Society pamphlet with Tom Watson MP calling for compulsory voting to arrest the decline in turnout. Tami was appointed as PPS to Dawn Primarolo in 2005. (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitWill Gallagher (Conservative) Educated at Cambridge University. Runs a fmaily business in Sandycroft. Contested Alyn and Deeside in 2007 Welsh Assembly elections.
portraitMark Tami(Labour) born 1962. Educated at Enfield Grammar and Swansea University. Married with 2 sons. Worked as head of policy at AEEU prior to being first elected in 2001. Parliamentary interests include manufacturing, industry and aerospace. Tami is a party loyalist – he publicly opposed university top-up fees, but in the end did not rebel against the government (his only rebellion against the government was over the religious hatred offence in November 2001, when a whip accidentally told him to vote in the wrong lobby!) In 2000 Tami co-authored a Fabian Society pamphlet with Tom Watson MP calling for compulsory voting to arrest the decline in turnout. Tami was appointed as PPS to Dawn Primarolo in 2005. (more information at They work for you)
portraitPaul Brighton (Liberal Democrat)
portraitMaurice Jones (Plaid Cymru) Born Wrexham. Former steel worker.
portraitJames Howson (UKIP)
portraitJohn Walker (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 78967
Male: 49.1%
Female: 50.9%
Under 18: 23.7%
Over 60: 19.2%
Born outside UK: 2.7%
White: 99.1%
Asian: 0.2%
Mixed: 0.3%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 78.6%
Full time students: 2.2%
Graduates 16-74: 14.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 28.5%
Owner-Occupied: 76.5%
Social Housing: 16.5% (Council: 13.1%, Housing Ass.: 3.3%)
Privately Rented: 5.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.5%

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