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Bedfordshire South West

2010 Results:
Conservative: 26815 (52.81%)
Labour: 9948 (19.59%)
Liberal Democrat: 10166 (20.02%)
BNP: 1703 (3.35%)
UKIP: 2142 (4.22%)
Majority: 16649 (32.79%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 22114 (48.3%)
Labour: 13837 (30.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 7723 (16.9%)
Other: 2140 (4.7%)
Majority: 8277 (18.1%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 22114 (48.3%)
Labour: 13837 (30.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 7723 (16.9%)
UKIP: 1923 (4.2%)
Other: 217 (0.5%)
Majority: 8277 (18.1%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 18477 (42.1%)
Labour: 17701 (40.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 6473 (14.8%)
UKIP: 1203 (2.7%)
Majority: 776 (1.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 21534 (40.7%)
Labour: 21402 (40.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 7559 (14.3%)
Referendum: 1761 (3.3%)
Other: 608 (1.2%)
Majority: 132 (0.2%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Andrew Selous(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAndrew Selous(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitJennifer Bone (Labour)
portraitRod Cantrill (Liberal Democrat)
portraitMartin Newman (UKIP)
portraitMark Tolman (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 94571
Male: 49.4%
Female: 50.6%
Under 18: 24.4%
Over 60: 18.7%
Born outside UK: 5.7%
White: 96.8%
Black: 0.7%
Asian: 1.1%
Mixed: 1%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 73.9%
Full time students: 2%
Graduates 16-74: 15.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 26.6%
Owner-Occupied: 77.2%
Social Housing: 15.7% (Council: 12.4%, Housing Ass.: 3.3%)
Privately Rented: 4.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 3.7%

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