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Banbury

2010 Results:
Conservative: 29703 (52.81%)
Labour: 10773 (19.16%)
Liberal Democrat: 11476 (20.41%)
UKIP: 2806 (4.99%)
Green: 959 (1.71%)
Independent: 524 (0.93%)
Majority: 18227 (32.4%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 25073 (46.8%)
Labour: 14973 (27.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 9577 (17.9%)
Other: 3970 (7.4%)
Majority: 10101 (18.8%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 26382 (46.9%)
Labour: 15585 (27.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 10076 (17.9%)
Green: 1590 (2.8%)
UKIP: 1241 (2.2%)
Other: 1335 (2.4%)
Majority: 10797 (19.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 23271 (45.2%)
Labour: 18052 (35%)
Liberal Democrat: 8216 (15.9%)
UKIP: 695 (1.3%)
Green: 1281 (2.5%)
Majority: 5219 (10.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 25076 (42.9%)
Labour: 20339 (34.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 9761 (16.7%)
Referendum: 2245 (3.8%)
Other: 1025 (1.8%)
Majority: 4737 (8.1%)

Boundary changes: Loses Otmoor and Kirtlington to Henley.

Profile: Northernmost seat in Oxfordshire, covering most of Cherwell district council. Main towns are Banbury and the fast growing commuter town Bicester. It`s position on the M40 and the rail line into Marylebone makes it a popular and affluent commuter area for both London and Birmingham. There is a military prescence from the Royal Logistic Corps and the former RAF station at Bicester. This has been a solidly Conservative seat since 1922.

portraitCurrent MP: Tony Baldry(Conservative) born 1950. Educated at Leighton Park School and Sussex University. Barrister and former aide to Margaret Thatcher. Colonel in the territorial army. Contested Thurrock 1979. First elected as MP for Banbury in 1983. Junior miister in the departments of energy, the environment and the foreign officer between 1990-1995. Minister of state for agriculture 1995-1997 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitTony Baldry(Conservative) born 1950. Educated at Leighton Park School and Sussex University. Barrister and former aide to Margaret Thatcher. Colonel in the territorial army. Contested Thurrock 1979. First elected as MP for Banbury in 1983. Junior miister in the departments of energy, the environment and the foreign officer between 1990-1995. Minister of state for agriculture 1995-1997 (more information at They work for you)
portraitLes Sibley (Labour) Former civil servant at MOD Bicester. Oxford county councillor since 2001. Cherwell councillor since 1995. Contested Banbury 2001, 2005.
portraitDavid Rundle (Liberal Democrat) Renaissance historian. Oxford councillor and leader of the Lib Dem group on Oxford council.
portraitAlastair White (Green)
portraitDavid Fairweather (UKIP) Born 1948. Educated at Cambridge University. Consultant physician and Oxford fellow.
portraitRoseanne Edwards (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 108214
Male: 49.6%
Female: 50.4%
Under 18: 23.8%
Over 60: 16.9%
Born outside UK: 6.9%
White: 96.2%
Black: 0.5%
Asian: 1.6%
Mixed: 1.1%
Other: 0.6%
Christian: 75.4%
Muslim: 1.2%
Full time students: 2%
Graduates 16-74: 19.4%
No Qualifications 16-74: 24.5%
Owner-Occupied: 73.6%
Social Housing: 13.7% (Council: 8.4%, Housing Ass.: 5.3%)
Privately Rented: 9.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.3%

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