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Ayrshire Central

2010 Results:
Conservative: 8943 (20.36%)
Labour: 20950 (47.71%)
Liberal Democrat: 5236 (11.92%)
SNP: 8364 (19.05%)
Socialist Labour: 422 (0.96%)
Majority: 12007 (27.35%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 19905 (46.4%)
Conservative: 9482 (22.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 6881 (16.1%)
SNP: 4969 (11.6%)
Other: 1634 (3.8%)
Majority: 10423 (24.3%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 election: Name of seat changed from Cunninghame South.

2001 Result
Conservative: 2682 (9.6%)
Labour: 16424 (58.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 2094 (7.5%)
SNP: 5194 (18.5%)
Other: 1615 (5.8%)
Majority: 11230 (40.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 3571 (10.1%)
Labour: 22233 (62.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 1604 (4.5%)
SNP: 7364 (20.8%)
Referendum: 178 (0.5%)
Other: 494 (1.4%)
Majority: 14869 (42%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Brian H Donohoe(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMaurice Golden (Conservative) Educated at Dundee University. Environmental campaigns manager. Contested Fife Central in 2007 Scottish election, Glenrothes by-election 2008.
portraitBrian H Donohoe(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitAndrew Chamberlain (Liberal Democrat)
portraitJohn Mullen (SNP)
portraitJames McDaid (Socialist Labour)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 88006
Male: 47.6%
Female: 52.4%
Under 18: 23.3%
Over 60: 21.5%
Born outside UK: 2.2%
White: 99.2%
Asian: 0.3%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 70%
Graduates 16-74: 16.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 34.6%
Owner-Occupied: 66.2%
Social Housing: 26.4% (Council: 22.8%, Housing Ass.: 3.6%)
Privately Rented: 3.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 2.5%

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