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Bury North

2010 Results:
Conservative: 18070 (40.19%)
Labour: 15827 (35.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 7645 (17%)
BNP: 1825 (4.06%)
UKIP: 1282 (2.85%)
Independent: 181 (0.4%)
Others: 131 (0.29%)
Majority: 2243 (4.99%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 17114 (42.4%)
Conservative: 14878 (36.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 6121 (15.1%)
Other: 2295 (5.7%)
Majority: 2236 (5.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 16204 (36.5%)
Labour: 19130 (43%)
Liberal Democrat: 6514 (14.7%)
BNP: 1790 (4%)
UKIP: 476 (1.1%)
Other: 325 (0.7%)
Majority: 2926 (6.6%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 16413 (36.6%)
Labour: 22945 (51.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5430 (12.1%)
Majority: 6532 (14.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 20657 (37.5%)
Labour: 28523 (51.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 4536 (8.2%)
Referendum: 1337 (2.4%)
Majority: 7866 (14.3%)

Boundary changes: The only significant alteration is the loss of most of Unsworth ward to Bury South.

Profile: A Conservative/Labour marginal that on paper provides the Conservatives with their best hope of a gain in Greater Manchester. The seat covers the three towns of Tottington, Ramsbottom and Bury itself. This is an area of traditional, Lancashire former mill towns that have remained comparatively affluent and reinvented themselves as a Manchester commuter belt.

Two thirds of the councillors here are now Conservative. Labour`s support is strongest in Bury itself. To the North Tottington and Ramsbottom, set in the West Pennine Moors, are more Conservative. The seat was represented by Alistair Burt, now the Tory MP for North East Bedfordshire, until it was won by Labour in the 1997 landslide.

portraitCurrent MP: David Nuttall (Conservative) Educated at Aston Comprehensive, Rotherham and subsequently obtained an external law degree from London University. Solicitor and Notary Public. Contested Sheffield Hillsborough 1997, Morecambe & Lunesdale 2001 and Bury North 2005. Contested Yorkshire and Humberside Region in the 1999 European Elections.

2010 election candidates:
portraitDavid Nuttall (Conservative) Educated at Aston Comprehensive, Rotherham and subsequently obtained an external law degree from London University. Solicitor and Notary Public. Contested Sheffield Hillsborough 1997, Morecambe & Lunesdale 2001 and Bury North 2005. Contested Yorkshire and Humberside Region in the 1999 European Elections.
portraitMaryam Khan (Labour) Born Manchester. Solicitor. Manchester councillor.
portraitRichard Baum (Liberal Democrat) born Bury. Educated at Birmingham University. NHS Manager. Bury councillor since 2007.
portraitStephen Evans (UKIP)
portraitJohn Maude (BNP)
portraitGraeme Lambert (Pirate)
portraitBill Brison (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 84261
Male: 49.1%
Female: 50.9%
Under 18: 23.8%
Over 60: 19.9%
Born outside UK: 5.6%
White: 92.9%
Black: 0.4%
Asian: 5.5%
Mixed: 0.9%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 78.2%
Muslim: 5.3%
Full time students: 2.7%
Graduates 16-74: 18.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 29.2%
Owner-Occupied: 76.9%
Social Housing: 15.2% (Council: 11.2%, Housing Ass.: 4%)
Privately Rented: 5.5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 8.7%

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