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Bradford East

2010 Results:
Conservative: 10860 (26.84%)
Labour: 13272 (32.81%)
Liberal Democrat: 13637 (33.71%)
BNP: 1854 (4.58%)
Independent: 612 (1.51%)
Others: 222 (0.55%)
Majority: 365 (0.9%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 15903 (43.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 11243 (30.5%)
Conservative: 6262 (17%)
Other: 3445 (9.3%)
Majority: 4660 (12.6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 5569 (16.2%)
Labour: 14622 (42.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 11111 (32.3%)
BNP: 2061 (6%)
Green: 560 (1.6%)
Other: 474 (1.4%)
Majority: 3511 (10.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 8450 (24.1%)
Labour: 17419 (49.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 6924 (19.8%)
Green: 611 (1.7%)
BNP: 1613 (4.6%)
Majority: 8969 (25.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 10723 (25.6%)
Labour: 23493 (56.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 6083 (14.5%)
Referendum: 1227 (2.9%)
Other: 369 (0.9%)
Majority: 12770 (30.5%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: David Ward (Liberal Democrat) works as a business Development Manager at Leeds Metropolitan University. Long serving Bradford City Councillor and former Liberal Democrat group leader. Contested 1990 Bradford North by-election and Bradford North in the general elections of 1992, 2001 & 2005.

2010 election candidates:
portraitMohammed Riaz (Conservative) Contested Bradford North 1992, Bradford West 1997, 2001.
portraitTerry Rooney(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitDavid Ward (Liberal Democrat) works as a business Development Manager at Leeds Metropolitan University. Long serving Bradford City Councillor and former Liberal Democrat group leader. Contested 1990 Bradford North by-election and Bradford North in the general elections of 1992, 2001 & 2005.
portraitNeville Poynton (BNP)
portraitGerry Robinson (National Front)
portraitPeter Shields (Independent) Born 1971, Manchester. Project Leader for Kidz Klub Bradford.
portraitRaja Hussain (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 99913
Male: 48.2%
Female: 51.8%
Under 18: 30%
Over 60: 16.5%
Born outside UK: 16.2%
White: 67.1%
Black: 1.5%
Asian: 29.1%
Mixed: 2%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 51.2%
Hindu: 0.9%
Muslim: 24.3%
Sikh: 2.7%
Full time students: 3.9%
Graduates 16-74: 10.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 42.4%
Owner-Occupied: 66.6%
Social Housing: 20% (Council: 13.9%, Housing Ass.: 6.1%)
Privately Rented: 9.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 31.8%

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