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Chatham and Aylesford

2010 Results:
Conservative: 20230 (46.18%)
Labour: 14161 (32.33%)
Liberal Democrat: 5832 (13.31%)
BNP: 1365 (3.12%)
UKIP: 1314 (3%)
Green: 396 (0.9%)
English Democrat: 400 (0.91%)
Christian: 109 (0.25%)
Majority: 6069 (13.85%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 18405 (46.8%)
Conservative: 13605 (34.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 5510 (14%)
Other: 1778 (4.5%)
Majority: 4800 (12.2%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 16055 (38.2%)
Labour: 18387 (43.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 5744 (13.7%)
UKIP: 1226 (2.9%)
Other: 668 (1.6%)
Majority: 2332 (5.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 14840 (37.3%)
Labour: 19180 (48.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 4705 (11.8%)
UKIP: 1010 (2.5%)
Majority: 4340 (10.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 18401 (37.4%)
Labour: 21191 (43.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 7389 (15%)
Referendum: 1538 (3.1%)
Other: 642 (1.3%)
Majority: 2790 (5.7%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Tracey Crouch (Conservative) Educated at the University of Hull. Former researcher to Michael Howard and Chief of Staff to David Davis. Currently Senior Political advisor at Norwich Union.

2010 election candidates:
portraitTracey Crouch (Conservative) Educated at the University of Hull. Former researcher to Michael Howard and Chief of Staff to David Davis. Currently Senior Political advisor at Norwich Union.
portraitJonathan Shaw(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitJohn McClintock (Liberal Democrat)
portraitDave Arthur (Green)
portraitSteve Newton (UKIP)
portraitColin McCarthy-Stewart (BNP)
portraitSean Varnham (English Democrat) Student, studying law at the University of East London. Contested South East region in 2009 European elections.
portraitMaureen Smith (Christian Party)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 91528
Male: 49.2%
Female: 50.8%
Under 18: 26.4%
Over 60: 15.7%
Born outside UK: 5.1%
White: 95.6%
Black: 0.6%
Asian: 2.4%
Mixed: 1%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 72.4%
Hindu: 0.6%
Muslim: 0.9%
Sikh: 1%
Full time students: 2%
Graduates 16-74: 11%
No Qualifications 16-74: 30.9%
Owner-Occupied: 74.5%
Social Housing: 16.1% (Council: 2.3%, Housing Ass.: 13.8%)
Privately Rented: 7.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 8.8%

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