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Barnsley East

2010 Results:
Conservative: 6329 (16.49%)
Labour: 18059 (47.05%)
Liberal Democrat: 6969 (18.16%)
BNP: 3301 (8.6%)
UKIP: 1731 (4.51%)
Socialist Labour: 601 (1.57%)
Independent: 1396 (3.64%)
Majority: 11090 (28.89%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 22552 (70.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5077 (15.8%)
Conservative: 3608 (11.2%)
Other: 884 (2.8%)
Majority: 17475 (54.4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 4853 (14.7%)
Labour: 20779 (62.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 6654 (20.1%)
Other: 740 (2.2%)
Majority: 14125 (42.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 4024 (12.4%)
Labour: 21945 (67.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 5156 (15.9%)
UKIP: 662 (2%)
Other: 722 (2.2%)
Majority: 16789 (51.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 4936 (11.4%)
Labour: 31699 (73.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 4489 (10.4%)
Referendum: 797 (1.8%)
Other: 1414 (3.3%)
Majority: 26763 (61.8%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Michael Dugher (Labour)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJames Hockney (Conservative) Born Isle of Ely. Educated at Kings School, Ely. South Cambridgeshire councillor since 2004.
portraitMichael Dugher (Labour)
portraitJohn Brown (Liberal Democrat)
portraitTony Watson (UKIP)
portraitColin Porter (BNP)
portraitKen Capstick (Socialist Labour)
portraitEddie Devoy (Independent)
portraitKevin Hogan (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 83009
Male: 48.5%
Female: 51.5%
Under 18: 22.9%
Over 60: 22.3%
Born outside UK: 1.3%
White: 99.3%
Asian: 0.2%
Mixed: 0.4%
Christian: 81.4%
Full time students: 1.7%
Graduates 16-74: 8.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 43.9%
Owner-Occupied: 61%
Social Housing: 29.4% (Council: 28%, Housing Ass.: 1.5%)
Privately Rented: 5.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 3.1%

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