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Burnley

2010 Results:
Conservative: 6950 (16.61%)
Labour: 13114 (31.34%)
Liberal Democrat: 14932 (35.68%)
BNP: 3747 (8.95%)
UKIP: 929 (2.22%)
Independent: 2173 (5.19%)
Majority: 1818 (4.34%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 14999 (38.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 9221 (23.7%)
Independent: 5786 (14.8%)
Conservative: 4206 (10.8%)
Other: 4771 (12.3%)
Majority: 5778 (14.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 7697 (20.9%)
Labour: 18195 (49.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 5975 (16.2%)
UKIP: 866 (2.3%)
BNP: 4151 (11.3%)
Majority: 10498 (28.5%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 9148 (20.2%)
Labour: 26210 (57.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 7877 (17.4%)
Referendum: 2010 (4.4%)
Majority: 17062 (37.7%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Gordon Birtwistle (Liberal Democrat) born 1943. Burnley councillor. Leader of Burnley council.

2010 election candidates:
portraitRichard Ali (Conservative) Born 1967, Bolton. Educated at Bury Grammar School and Reading university. Works in food and agriculture.
portraitJulie Cooper (Labour) Runs a pharmacy business. Burnley councillor since 2005.
portraitGordon Birtwistle (Liberal Democrat) born 1943. Burnley councillor. Leader of Burnley council.
portraitJohn Wignall (UKIP)
portraitSharon Wilkinson (BNP) Born Padiham. Burnley councillor. Lancashire county councillor since 2009.
portraitAndrew Brown (Independent)
portraitAndrew Hennessey (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 89542
Male: 48.5%
Female: 51.5%
Under 18: 25.6%
Over 60: 19.8%
Born outside UK: 5.8%
White: 91.8%
Asian: 7.1%
Mixed: 0.7%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 74.5%
Muslim: 6.6%
Full time students: 2.4%
Graduates 16-74: 12.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 36%
Owner-Occupied: 72.1%
Social Housing: 15% (Council: 7%, Housing Ass.: 8%)
Privately Rented: 9.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 18.3%

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