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Bridgwater and West Somerset

2010 Results:
Conservative: 24675 (45.28%)
Labour: 9332 (17.13%)
Liberal Democrat: 15426 (28.31%)
BNP: 1282 (2.35%)
UKIP: 2604 (4.78%)
Green: 859 (1.58%)
Independent: 315 (0.58%)
Majority: 9249 (16.97%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 22916 (45.1%)
Labour: 13161 (25.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 11487 (22.6%)
Other: 3226 (6.4%)
Majority: 9755 (19.2%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 21240 (44.1%)
Labour: 12771 (26.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 10940 (22.7%)
Green: 1391 (2.9%)
UKIP: 1767 (3.7%)
Majority: 8469 (17.6%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 19354 (40.4%)
Labour: 12803 (26.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 14367 (30%)
UKIP: 1323 (2.8%)
Majority: 4987 (10.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 20174 (36.9%)
Labour: 13519 (24.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 18378 (33.6%)
Referendum: 2551 (4.7%)
Majority: 1796 (3.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Ian Liddell-Grainger(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitIan Liddell-Grainger(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitKathy Pearce (Labour)
portraitTheo Butt-Philip (Liberal Democrat)
portraitCharles Graham (Green)
portraitPeter Hollings (UKIP)
portraitDonna Treanor (BNP)
portraitBob Cudlipp (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 101300
Male: 48.5%
Female: 51.5%
Under 18: 21.5%
Over 60: 26.2%
Born outside UK: 3%
White: 99.1%
Asian: 0.2%
Mixed: 0.4%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 77.2%
Full time students: 1.9%
Graduates 16-74: 14.4%
No Qualifications 16-74: 31.5%
Owner-Occupied: 73.3%
Social Housing: 14.6% (Council: 6.6%, Housing Ass.: 8%)
Privately Rented: 8.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 11.7%

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