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Cheltenham

2010 Results:
Conservative: 21739 (41.18%)
Labour: 2703 (5.12%)
Liberal Democrat: 26659 (50.5%)
UKIP: 1192 (2.26%)
Monster Raving Loony: 493 (0.93%)
Majority: 4920 (9.32%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 18989 (40%)
Conservative: 18474 (38.9%)
Labour: 5320 (11.2%)
Other: 4699 (9.9%)
Majority: 515 (1.1%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 15819 (36.3%)
Labour: 4988 (11.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 18122 (41.5%)
Green: 908 (2.1%)
UKIP: 608 (1.4%)
Other: 3176 (7.3%)
Majority: 2303 (5.3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 14715 (35.2%)
Labour: 5041 (12%)
Liberal Democrat: 19970 (47.7%)
UKIP: 482 (1.2%)
Green: 735 (1.8%)
Other: 892 (2.1%)
Majority: 5255 (12.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 18232 (36.2%)
Labour: 5100 (10.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 24877 (49.5%)
Referendum: 1065 (2.1%)
Other: 1029 (2%)
Majority: 6645 (13.2%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Martin Horwood(Liberal Democrat) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMark Coote (Conservative) Educated at Cheltenham Grammar School and Nottingham University. History and Politics teacher. Contested Hastings & Rye in 2001 & 2005.
portraitJames Green (Labour)
portraitMartin Horwood(Liberal Democrat) (more information at They work for you)
portraitPeter Bowman (UKIP)
portraitDancing Ken Hanks (Official Monster Raving Loony)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 98733
Male: 48.5%
Female: 51.5%
Under 18: 20.8%
Over 60: 21.8%
Born outside UK: 7.3%
White: 96.6%
Black: 0.3%
Asian: 1.3%
Mixed: 0.9%
Other: 0.8%
Christian: 71.8%
Hindu: 0.6%
Full time students: 7.5%
Graduates 16-74: 27.1%
No Qualifications 16-74: 21.4%
Owner-Occupied: 70.1%
Social Housing: 13.9% (Council: 10.5%, Housing Ass.: 3.4%)
Privately Rented: 12.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 8.4%

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