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Chelmsford

2010 Results:
Conservative: 25207 (46.17%)
Labour: 5980 (10.95%)
Liberal Democrat: 20097 (36.81%)
BNP: 899 (1.65%)
UKIP: 1527 (2.8%)
Green: 476 (0.87%)
English Democrat: 254 (0.47%)
Others: 153 (0.28%)
Majority: 5110 (9.36%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 18180 (39%)
Liberal Democrat: 14413 (30.9%)
Labour: 12396 (26.6%)
Other: 1584 (3.4%)
Majority: 3767 (8.1%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 22946 (44.9%)
Labour: 13236 (25.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 13326 (26.1%)
UKIP: 1544 (3%)
Majority: 9620 (18.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 20446 (42.5%)
Labour: 14185 (29.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 11197 (23.3%)
UKIP: 785 (1.6%)
Green: 837 (1.7%)
Other: 693 (1.4%)
Majority: 6261 (13%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 23781 (40.6%)
Labour: 15436 (26.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 17090 (29.2%)
Referendum: 1536 (2.6%)
Other: 734 (1.3%)
Majority: 6691 (11.4%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Simon Burns(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitSimon Burns(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitPeter Dixon (Labour)
portraitStephen Robinson (Liberal Democrat) born 1966. Regional director of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Former Epping Forest District Councillor, leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Epping Forest council (1993-1996) and Essex County Councillor. Contested West Chelmsford in 2001 & 2005.
portraitAngela Thomson (Green)
portraitKen Wedon (UKIP) Contested Chelmsford West 2001, 2005.
portraitMichael Bateman (BNP)
portraitClaire Breed (English Democrat)
portraitBen Sherman (Reduce Tax on Beer)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 96198
Male: 49.2%
Female: 50.8%
Under 18: 22.5%
Over 60: 19%
Born outside UK: 5.9%
White: 96%
Black: 0.7%
Asian: 1.4%
Mixed: 1.1%
Other: 0.7%
Christian: 73.3%
Muslim: 0.9%
Full time students: 3.2%
Graduates 16-74: 20.2%
No Qualifications 16-74: 22.2%
Owner-Occupied: 76.5%
Social Housing: 14.9% (Council: 11.3%, Housing Ass.: 3.6%)
Privately Rented: 6.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5.8%

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