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Barrow and Furness

2010 Results:
Conservative: 16018 (36.3%)
Labour: 21226 (48.11%)
Liberal Democrat: 4424 (10.03%)
BNP: 840 (1.9%)
UKIP: 841 (1.91%)
Green: 530 (1.2%)
Independent: 245 (0.56%)
Majority: 5208 (11.81%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 17505 (45.1%)
Conservative: 12669 (32.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 6907 (17.8%)
Other: 1721 (4.4%)
Majority: 4836 (12.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 11323 (31%)
Labour: 17360 (47.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 6130 (16.8%)
UKIP: 758 (2.1%)
Other: 922 (2.5%)
Majority: 6037 (16.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 11835 (30.3%)
Labour: 21724 (55.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 4750 (12.2%)
UKIP: 711 (1.8%)
Majority: 9889 (25.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 13133 (27.2%)
Labour: 27630 (57.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 4264 (8.8%)
Referendum: 1208 (2.5%)
Other: 1995 (4.1%)
Majority: 14497 (30.1%)

Boundary changes: gains Brougton and part of the Crake Valley from Westmorland & Lonsdale.

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: John Woodcock (Labour) Advisor to Gordon Brown, former Special Advisor to John Hutton.

2010 election candidates:
portraitJohn Gough (Conservative)
portraitJohn Woodcock (Labour) Advisor to Gordon Brown, former Special Advisor to John Hutton.
portraitBarry Rabone (Liberal Democrat) born 1947, Croydon. Educated at Falmouth Grammar and Cardiff College of Educatation. Schoolteacher. Contested Barrow and Furness 2005 and 2001.
portraitChris Loynes (Green)
portraitJohn Smith (UKIP)
portraitMike Ashburner (BNP)
portraitBrian Greaves (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 91694
Male: 48.8%
Female: 51.2%
Under 18: 22.8%
Over 60: 23%
Born outside UK: 2.3%
White: 99.2%
Asian: 0.2%
Mixed: 0.3%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 80.8%
Full time students: 1.8%
Graduates 16-74: 15.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 31.1%
Owner-Occupied: 77%
Social Housing: 11.7% (Council: 9.8%, Housing Ass.: 1.9%)
Privately Rented: 8.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 23.6%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. It will be replaced by a new guide in 2013, once the fate of the boundary review is finally settled.