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Bradford South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 11060 (29.11%)
Labour: 15682 (41.27%)
Liberal Democrat: 6948 (18.29%)
BNP: 2651 (6.98%)
UKIP: 1339 (3.52%)
Others: 315 (0.83%)
Majority: 4622 (12.16%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 17308 (48.9%)
Conservative: 8546 (24.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 5158 (14.6%)
Other: 4408 (12.4%)
Majority: 8762 (24.7%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 8787 (24%)
Labour: 17954 (49%)
Liberal Democrat: 5334 (14.6%)
BNP: 2862 (7.8%)
Green: 695 (1.9%)
UKIP: 552 (1.5%)
Other: 421 (1.2%)
Majority: 9167 (25%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 9941 (28.3%)
Labour: 19603 (55.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 3717 (10.6%)
UKIP: 783 (2.2%)
Other: 1093 (3.1%)
Majority: 9662 (27.5%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 12622 (28%)
Labour: 25558 (56.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 5093 (11.3%)
Referendum: 1785 (4%)
Majority: 12936 (28.7%)

Boundary changes:

Profile: This is mostly the southern fringe of Bradford, with the city centre proper divided between Bradford East and Bradford West. Lidget Green and Great Horton are more inner city Bradford, with terraced houses and a large Asian population and Wibsey but most of the rest of the seat is large deprived council estates to the south of the city like Buttershaw and Holme Wood. To the east the seat stretches out to cover the small rural village of Tong, while at the western end it encompasses the large village of Queensbury, a former mill village that is now a pocket of BNP strength.

This has been a Labour seat since before the Second World War, though it was a marginal at the height of Tory support in the 1980s. There are some pockets of Tory support in places like Tong or some of the newer housing developments, but overall it is safely Labour.

portraitCurrent MP: Gerry Sutcliffe(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMatt Palmer (Conservative) Works for the Skipton building society. Bradford councillor.
portraitGerry Sutcliffe(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitAlun Griffiths (Liberal Democrat)
portraitJamie Illingworth (UKIP)
portraitSharon Sutton (BNP)
portraitJames Lewthwaite (Democratic Nationalists)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 92115
Male: 47.6%
Female: 52.4%
Under 18: 26%
Over 60: 18.5%
Born outside UK: 6.4%
White: 89.3%
Black: 0.9%
Asian: 7.8%
Mixed: 1.6%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 69.1%
Hindu: 1.5%
Muslim: 5.4%
Sikh: 0.7%
Full time students: 2.6%
Graduates 16-74: 11.1%
No Qualifications 16-74: 38.2%
Owner-Occupied: 69.2%
Social Housing: 19.7% (Council: 13.9%, Housing Ass.: 5.7%)
Privately Rented: 7.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 21.8%

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