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Bedfordshire Mid

2010 Results:
Conservative: 28815 (52.49%)
Labour: 8108 (14.77%)
Liberal Democrat: 13663 (24.89%)
UKIP: 2826 (5.15%)
Green: 773 (1.41%)
English Democrat: 712 (1.3%)
Majority: 15152 (27.6%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 23383 (46.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 11839 (23.6%)
Labour: 11291 (22.5%)
Other: 3667 (7.3%)
Majority: 11544 (23%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 23345 (46.3%)
Labour: 11351 (22.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 11990 (23.8%)
Green: 1292 (2.6%)
UKIP: 1372 (2.7%)
Other: 1070 (2.1%)
Majority: 11355 (22.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 22109 (47.4%)
Labour: 14043 (30.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 9205 (19.7%)
UKIP: 1281 (2.7%)
Majority: 8066 (17.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 24176 (46%)
Labour: 17086 (32.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 8823 (16.8%)
Referendum: 2257 (4.3%)
Other: 174 (0.3%)
Majority: 7090 (13.5%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Nadine Dorries(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitNadine Dorries(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitDavid Reeves (Labour) born 1981, Kent. Educated at Knatchbull Grammar School and Warwick University. Accountant. Sergeant in the Territorial army who served in Iraq
portraitLinda Jack (Liberal Democrat) Born Luton. Policy advisor at the FSA and former teacher. Former councillor. Contested Luton North 2005, East of England 2009 European elections.
portraitMalcolm Bailey (Green) Born Loughborough. Educated at Loughborough Grammar School and University of Liverpool. Retired senior medical physicist and university lecturer. Bedfordshire County Councillor 1981 – 1993.
portraitBill Hall (UKIP)
portraitJohn Cooper (English Democrat)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 92476
Male: 49.9%
Female: 50.1%
Under 18: 23.7%
Over 60: 18%
Born outside UK: 5.7%
White: 97.1%
Black: 0.5%
Asian: 1%
Mixed: 0.9%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 76.2%
Full time students: 3.1%
Graduates 16-74: 22.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 21.7%
Owner-Occupied: 78.2%
Social Housing: 11.2% (Council: 1.8%, Housing Ass.: 9.4%)
Privately Rented: 6.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 3.7%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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.