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Cheadle

2010 Results:
Conservative: 21445 (40.84%)
Labour: 4920 (9.37%)
Liberal Democrat: 24717 (47.07%)
UKIP: 1430 (2.72%)
Majority: 3272 (6.23%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 23640 (48.1%)
Conservative: 19689 (40%)
Labour: 4877 (9.9%)
Other: 988 (2%)
Majority: 3950 (8%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 19169 (40.4%)
Labour: 4169 (8.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 23189 (48.9%)
BNP: 421 (0.9%)
UKIP: 489 (1%)
Majority: 4020 (8.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 18444 (42.3%)
Labour: 6086 (14%)
Liberal Democrat: 18477 (42.4%)
UKIP: 599 (1.4%)
Majority: 33 (0.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 22944 (43.7%)
Labour: 8253 (15.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 19755 (37.7%)
Referendum: 1511 (2.9%)
Majority: 3189 (6.1%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Mark Hunter(Liberal Democrat) born 1957. Educated at Audenshaw Grammar School for Boys. Marketing executive. Stockport councillor 1996-2005. Leader of Stockport council 2001-2005. Contested Ashton under Lyne 1987, Stockport 2001. MP for Cheadle since 2005 by-election. PPS to Nick Clegg since 2007 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitBen Jeffreys (Conservative) born Yorkshire. Educated at St Andrews University. History and drama teacher.
portraitMartin Miller (Labour)
portraitMark Hunter(Liberal Democrat) born 1957. Educated at Audenshaw Grammar School for Boys. Marketing executive. Stockport councillor 1996-2005. Leader of Stockport council 2001-2005. Contested Ashton under Lyne 1987, Stockport 2001. MP for Cheadle since 2005 by-election. PPS to Nick Clegg since 2007 (more information at They work for you)
portraitTony Moore (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 91231
Male: 47.9%
Female: 52.1%
Under 18: 22.1%
Over 60: 24%
Born outside UK: 6.3%
White: 94.2%
Black: 0.4%
Asian: 3.3%
Mixed: 1.1%
Other: 1%
Christian: 76.1%
Hindu: 0.9%
Jewish: 1.6%
Muslim: 2.6%
Full time students: 3.2%
Graduates 16-74: 27.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 20%
Owner-Occupied: 87.1%
Social Housing: 7.1% (Council: 5.2%, Housing Ass.: 1.9%)
Privately Rented: 4.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5.1%

2005 By-election

The Cheadle by-election was held on 14th July 2005, following the death of Patsy Calton shortly after the 2005 general election. The contest was a straight fight between the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives, with the former Conservative MP for the seat, Stephen Day, standing for the Tories. The Tories fought an aggressive campaign and were accused by the Liberal Democrats of dirty tricks and a smear campaign. Eventually the Liberal Democrat candidate Mark Hunter emerged as the victor with a slightly increased majority. The Labour party, who had not seriously contested the seat, lost their deposit.

By-election result
Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrat) 19593 (52.2%)
Stephen Day (Conservative) 15936 (42.4%)
Martin Miller (Labour) 1739 (4.6%)
Leslie Leggett (Veritas) 218 (0.6%)
John Allman (Alliance for Change) 81 (0.2%)
Majority: 3657 (9.7%)

By-election Candidates:
portraitMark Hunter (Liberal Democrat) born 1957. Educated at Audenshaw Grammar School for Boys. Marketing executive. Stockport councillor 1996-2005. Leader of Stockport council 2001-2005. Contested Ashton under Lyne 1987, Stockport 2001.
portraitStephen Day (Conservative) born 1948. Secretary of the Association of Conservative clubs. Leeds councillor 1975-1980. Contested Bradford West 1983. MP for Cheadle 1987-2001. Contested Cheadle 2001, 2005.
portraitMartin Miller (Labour) born Glasgow. Former Stockport councillor. Contested Hazel Grove 2001, Cheadle 2005.
portraitLeslie Leggett (Veritas) Retired policeman. Former Stockport councillor for the Conservative party.
portraitJohn Allman (Alliance for Change) Educated at the Open University. Computer programmer. Founder of Christians against mental slavery, an organisation campaigning against mind control weapons. Contested Harrogate and Knaresborough 2005, subsequently contested Livingstone by-election.

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