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Bury South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 16216 (33.6%)
Labour: 19508 (40.42%)
Liberal Democrat: 8796 (18.22%)
BNP: 1743 (3.61%)
UKIP: 1017 (2.11%)
Green: 493 (1.02%)
English Democrat: 494 (1.02%)
Majority: 3292 (6.82%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 21757 (50.5%)
Conservative: 12155 (28.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 7361 (17.1%)
Other: 1847 (4.3%)
Majority: 9602 (22.3%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 10829 (27.7%)
Labour: 19741 (50.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 6968 (17.8%)
UKIP: 1059 (2.7%)
Other: 557 (1.4%)
Majority: 8912 (22.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 10634 (26.9%)
Labour: 23406 (59.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5499 (13.9%)
Majority: 12772 (32.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 16225 (32.2%)
Labour: 28658 (56.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 4227 (8.4%)
Referendum: 1216 (2.4%)
Majority: 12433 (24.7%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Ivan Lewis (Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMichelle Wiseman (Conservative) Chief Executive of Manchester Jewish Community Care. Bury Councillor since 2003.
portraitIvan Lewis (Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitVic D`Albert (Liberal Democrat)
portraitGeorge Heron (Green) Born 1946, Salford. Educated at Bury Grammar School and Leeds University. Teacher and lecturer.
portraitPaul Chadwick (UKIP)
portraitJean Purdy (BNP)
portraitValerie Morris (English Democrat) Born 1966. Educated at Unsworth Comprehensive. Works in the clinical audit department of Manchester Children`s Hospital.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 96347
Male: 48.3%
Female: 51.7%
Under 18: 24.6%
Over 60: 19.6%
Born outside UK: 5.9%
White: 94.7%
Black: 0.6%
Asian: 2.8%
Mixed: 1.3%
Other: 0.6%
Christian: 69.7%
Jewish: 8.9%
Muslim: 2.4%
Full time students: 2.8%
Graduates 16-74: 17.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 29.2%
Owner-Occupied: 74.4%
Social Housing: 16.6% (Council: 10.6%, Housing Ass.: 6%)
Privately Rented: 6.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7%

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