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Brigg and Goole

2010 Results:
Conservative: 19680 (44.86%)
Labour: 14533 (33.12%)
Liberal Democrat: 6414 (14.62%)
BNP: 1498 (3.41%)
UKIP: 1749 (3.99%)
Majority: 5147 (11.74%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 18790 (46%)
Conservative: 15443 (37.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 5404 (13.2%)
Other: 1225 (3%)
Majority: 3347 (8.2%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 16363 (38.4%)
Labour: 19257 (45.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5690 (13.4%)
UKIP: 1268 (3%)
Majority: 2894 (6.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 16105 (39.2%)
Labour: 20066 (48.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 3796 (9.2%)
UKIP: 688 (1.7%)
Other: 399 (1%)
Majority: 3961 (9.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 17104 (36.5%)
Labour: 23493 (50.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 4692 (10%)
Referendum: 1513 (3.2%)
Majority: 6389 (13.7%)

Boundary changes: very minor, Brigg & Goole loses part of Ridge ward to Scunthorpe.

Profile: Unusually the seat of Brigg & Goole spans a ceremonial county border, Goole was traditionally in West Yorkshire and is now in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Brigg is in North Lincolnshire. Goole is a Labour voting inland port on the River Ouse, the site of major (and locally controversial) development at Centreport to the West of the town. In contrast the Lincolnshire part of the seat is more agricultural and Conservative, taking in the tiny villages across northern Lincolnshire and the Isle of Axholme (not actually an island, but historically an area of marshland bounded by rivers) as well as the growing town of Broughton and the small market town of Brigg itself.

portraitCurrent MP: Andrew Percy (Conservative) School teacher and former assistant to David Davis MP. Former Hull City councillor. Contested Normanton in 2005.

2010 election candidates:
portraitAndrew Percy (Conservative) School teacher and former assistant to David Davis MP. Former Hull City councillor. Contested Normanton in 2005.
portraitIan Cawsey(Labour) born 1960, Grimsby. Educated at Wintringham School. Formerly worked in IT for Imperial foods and Seven Seas Heath Care, then as assistant to Elliot Morley MP. First elected to Brigg & Goole in 1997. Served as PPS to Lord Williams and David Miliband during the 2001-5 Parliament, and was appointed as a government whip after the 2005 election (more information at They work for you)
portraitRichard Nixon (Liberal Democrat)
portraitNigel Wright (UKIP)
portraitSteve Ward (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 79253
Male: 48.8%
Female: 51.2%
Under 18: 21.9%
Over 60: 23%
Born outside UK: 2.2%
White: 99.1%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.3%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 82%
Full time students: 1.7%
Graduates 16-74: 13.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 32.8%
Owner-Occupied: 76%
Social Housing: 14% (Council: 12.3%, Housing Ass.: 1.7%)
Privately Rented: 6.6%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6.7%

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