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Battersea

2010 Results:
Conservative: 23103 (47.35%)
Labour: 17126 (35.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 7176 (14.71%)
UKIP: 505 (1.04%)
Green: 559 (1.15%)
Independent: 155 (0.32%)
Others: 168 (0.34%)
Majority: 5977 (12.25%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 16608 (40.6%)
Conservative: 16273 (39.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 5992 (14.6%)
Other: 2055 (5%)
Majority: 336 (0.8%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 16406 (40%)
Labour: 16569 (40.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 6006 (14.6%)
Green: 1735 (4.2%)
UKIP: 333 (0.8%)
Majority: 163 (0.4%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 13445 (36.5%)
Labour: 18498 (50.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 4450 (12.1%)
Other: 411 (1.1%)
Majority: 5053 (13.7%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 18687 (39.4%)
Labour: 24047 (50.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 3482 (7.3%)
Referendum: 804 (1.7%)
Other: 377 (0.8%)
Majority: 5360 (11.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile: A London seat in the Conservative flagship borough of Wandsworth. As well as Battersea itself the seat stretches South to include half of Clapham Common and part of Balham. Once a reliable Labour area Battersea underwent gentrification in the 1980s as young professionals split over from Chelsea. As well as affluent areas the seat does still contain some very deprived areas such as the Winstanley Estate. The North of the constituency contains Battersea Park, the power station and New Covent Garden market.

portraitCurrent MP: Jane Ellison (Conservative)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJane Ellison (Conservative)
portraitMartin Linton(Labour) born 1944 in Sweden. Educated at Christ`s Hospital School and Pembroke College, Oxford. Worked as a Guardian journalist before his election. Served as a PPS since 2001 to, amongst others, Peter Hain (more information at They work for you)
portraitLayla Moran (Liberal Democrat)
portraitGuy Evans (Green)
portraitChristopher MacDonald (UKIP)
portraitTom Fox (Independent) Runs a garden services business.
portraitHugh Salmon (Putting the people of Battersea First)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 87685
Male: 47.9%
Female: 52.1%
Under 18: 17%
Over 60: 12.4%
Born outside UK: 26.2%
White: 78.1%
Black: 12.5%
Asian: 4.3%
Mixed: 3.3%
Other: 1.9%
Christian: 63.9%
Hindu: 1.2%
Jewish: 0.6%
Muslim: 4%
Full time students: 4.9%
Graduates 16-74: 49.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 15.9%
Owner-Occupied: 46.9%
Social Housing: 28.6% (Council: 17.7%, Housing Ass.: 10.9%)
Privately Rented: 21.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 8.4%

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