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Blaydon

2010 Results:
Conservative: 7159 (15.94%)
Labour: 22297 (49.64%)
Liberal Democrat: 13180 (29.35%)
BNP: 2277 (5.07%)
Majority: 9117 (20.29%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 21516 (51.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 15883 (37.9%)
Conservative: 3360 (8%)
Other: 1133 (2.7%)
Majority: 5632 (13.4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 3129 (8%)
Labour: 20120 (51.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 14785 (37.9%)
UKIP: 1019 (2.6%)
Majority: 5335 (13.7%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 4215 (11.4%)
Labour: 20340 (54.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 12531 (33.8%)
Majority: 7809 (21.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 6048 (13.2%)
Labour: 27535 (60%)
Liberal Democrat: 10930 (23.8%)
Other: 1412 (3.1%)
Majority: 16605 (36.2%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: David Anderson(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitGlenn Hall (Conservative)
portraitDavid Anderson(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitNeil Bradbury (Liberal Democrat)
portraitKeith McFarlane (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 85997
Male: 48.2%
Female: 51.8%
Under 18: 21%
Over 60: 23.7%
Born outside UK: 1.6%
White: 99%
Asian: 0.4%
Mixed: 0.3%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 82.7%
Full time students: 2.5%
Graduates 16-74: 14.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 34%
Owner-Occupied: 68.8%
Social Housing: 26.3% (Council: 23.4%, Housing Ass.: 2.9%)
Privately Rented: 3.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 2.6%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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