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Charnwood

2010 Results:
Conservative: 26560 (49.61%)
Labour: 10536 (19.68%)
Liberal Democrat: 11531 (21.54%)
BNP: 3116 (5.82%)
UKIP: 1799 (3.36%)
Majority: 15029 (28.07%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 20261 (47.4%)
Labour: 11621 (27.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 8042 (18.8%)
Other: 2822 (6.6%)
Majority: 8640 (20.2%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 23571 (46.6%)
Labour: 14762 (29.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 9057 (17.9%)
BNP: 1737 (3.4%)
UKIP: 1489 (2.9%)
Majority: 8809 (17.4%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 23283 (48.2%)
Labour: 15544 (32.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 7835 (16.2%)
UKIP: 1603 (3.3%)
Majority: 7739 (16%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 26110 (46.5%)
Labour: 20210 (36%)
Liberal Democrat: 7224 (12.9%)
Referendum: 2104 (3.7%)
Other: 525 (0.9%)
Majority: 5900 (10.5%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Stephen Dorrell(Conservative) Born 1952, Worcester. Educated at Uppingham School and Oxford University. Former director of his family clothing firm. Contested Hull East O1974. First elected as MP for Loughborough, MP for Charnwood since 1997. Government whip 1987-1990, Under-secretary of state for heath 1990-1992, Financial secretary 1992-1994, Secretary of State for Health 1994-1995, Secretary of State for Health 1995-1997. He stood for the leadership of the Conservative party in 1997, but dropped out of the race prior to the first ballot. Shadow secretary of state for education 1997-1998 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitStephen Dorrell(Conservative) Born 1952, Worcester. Educated at Uppingham School and Oxford University. Former director of his family clothing firm. Contested Hull East O1974. First elected as MP for Loughborough, MP for Charnwood since 1997. Government whip 1987-1990, Under-secretary of state for heath 1990-1992, Financial secretary 1992-1994, Secretary of State for Health 1994-1995, Secretary of State for Health 1995-1997. He stood for the leadership of the Conservative party in 1997, but dropped out of the race prior to the first ballot. Shadow secretary of state for education 1997-1998 (more information at They work for you)
portraitEric Neal Goodyer (Labour) Educated at UMIST. Electronics engineer and lecturer at De Montfort University. Former Lewisham councillor
portraitRobin Webber-Jones (Liberal Democrat)
portraitMiles Storier (UKIP)
portraitCathy Duffy (BNP) Born 1958, Malaysia. Charnwood councillor. Contested East Midlands 2009 European election.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 89689
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Under 18: 22.4%
Over 60: 22.3%
Born outside UK: 6%
White: 92.8%
Black: 0.3%
Asian: 5.5%
Mixed: 0.8%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 73.3%
Hindu: 4%
Sikh: 1%
Full time students: 2.5%
Graduates 16-74: 18.1%
No Qualifications 16-74: 28.8%
Owner-Occupied: 86.4%
Social Housing: 7.4% (Council: 6.2%, Housing Ass.: 1.1%)
Privately Rented: 4.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.1%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. It will be replaced by a new guide in 2013, once the fate of the boundary review is finally settled.