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Batley and Spen

2010 Results:
Conservative: 17159 (33.57%)
Labour: 21565 (42.19%)
Liberal Democrat: 8095 (15.84%)
BNP: 3685 (7.21%)
Green: 605 (1.18%)
Majority: 4406 (8.62%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 20684 (45.2%)
Conservative: 13870 (30.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 6683 (14.6%)
Other: 4482 (9.8%)
Majority: 6814 (14.9%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 12186 (31.1%)
Labour: 17974 (45.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 5731 (14.6%)
BNP: 2668 (6.8%)
Green: 649 (1.7%)
Majority: 5788 (14.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 14160 (36.7%)
Labour: 19224 (49.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 3989 (10.3%)
UKIP: 574 (1.5%)
Green: 595 (1.5%)
Majority: 5064 (13.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 17072 (36.4%)
Labour: 23213 (49.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 4133 (8.8%)
Referendum: 1691 (3.6%)
Other: 856 (1.8%)
Majority: 6141 (13.1%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Mike Wood(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJanice Small (Conservative)
portraitMike Wood(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitNeil Bentley (Liberal Democrat)
portraitMatt Blakeley (Green)
portraitDavid Exley (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 100228
Male: 48.6%
Female: 51.4%
Under 18: 25.2%
Over 60: 18.5%
Born outside UK: 7.6%
White: 83.9%
Black: 0.3%
Asian: 14.7%
Mixed: 0.8%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 67%
Muslim: 14.3%
Full time students: 2.9%
Graduates 16-74: 12.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 36.7%
Owner-Occupied: 70.6%
Social Housing: 18.5% (Council: 15%, Housing Ass.: 3.5%)
Privately Rented: 6.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 22.8%

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