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Broadland

2010 Results:
Conservative: 24338 (46.2%)
Labour: 7287 (13.83%)
Liberal Democrat: 17046 (32.36%)
BNP: 871 (1.65%)
UKIP: 2382 (4.52%)
Green: 752 (1.43%)
Majority: 7292 (13.84%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 20037 (41.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 14916 (30.7%)
Labour: 11630 (24%)
Other: 1927 (4%)
Majority: 5121 (10.6%)

New seat: : Broadland is mainly formed of the old Mid Norfolk seat (in fact more of Mid Norfolk ends up Broadland than in the new Mid Norfolk seat). The constitutuency is mainly drawn from the Broadland District Council area, from which it takes its name, but also includes six wards from North Norfolk, transferred to reduce the oversized Norfolk North constituency.

Profile: Broadland is a sweep of rural Norfolk to the North and East of Norfolk, consisting of part of North Norfolk and the majority of Broadland District council, including the market towns of Wroxham, Acle and Aylsham and part of the Norfolk Broads to the East. Keith Simpson, the Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk, has followed the majority of his old constituency into the new seat.

portraitCurrent MP: Keith Simpson (Conservative) born 1949, Norwich. Educated at Thorpe Grammar School and Hull University. Military historian and former lecturer at Sandhurst. Contested Plymouth Devonport 1992, MP for Mid Norfolk since 1997. Defence spokesman 1998-1999, opposition whip 1999-2001, agriculture spokesman 2001-2002, shadow defence minister 2002-2005, shadow foreign affairs minister since 2005.

2010 election candidates:
portraitKeith Simpson (Conservative) born 1949, Norwich. Educated at Thorpe Grammar School and Hull University. Military historian and former lecturer at Sandhurst. Contested Plymouth Devonport 1992, MP for Mid Norfolk since 1997. Defence spokesman 1998-1999, opposition whip 1999-2001, agriculture spokesman 2001-2002, shadow defence minister 2002-2005, shadow foreign affairs minister since 2005.
portraitAllyson Barron (Labour) Self employed sports therapist. Suffolk county councillor. Waveney District councillor
portraitDan Roper (Liberal Democrat)
portraitSusan Curran (Green)
portraitStewart Agnew (UKIP)
portraitEdith Crowther (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 89820
Male: 48.9%
Female: 51.1%
Under 18: 20.9%
Over 60: 24.5%
Born outside UK: 3.2%
White: 99%
Asian: 0.2%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 77.4%
Full time students: 1.7%
Graduates 16-74: 15.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 27.8%
Owner-Occupied: 79.1%
Social Housing: 9.8% (Council: 2.9%, Housing Ass.: 6.8%)
Privately Rented: 7.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.9%

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