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Clacton

2010 Results:
Conservative: 22867 (53.03%)
Labour: 10799 (25.04%)
Liberal Democrat: 5577 (12.93%)
BNP: 1975 (4.58%)
Green: 535 (1.24%)
Independent: 292 (0.68%)
Others: 1078 (2.5%)
Majority: 12068 (27.99%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 19266 (45.9%)
Labour: 14742 (35.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 5377 (12.8%)
Other: 2555 (6.1%)
Majority: 4524 (10.8%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 21235 (42.1%)
Labour: 20315 (40.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 5913 (11.7%)
UKIP: 2314 (4.6%)
Other: 631 (1.3%)
Majority: 920 (1.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 19355 (40.2%)
Labour: 21951 (45.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 4099 (8.5%)
UKIP: 2463 (5.1%)
Other: 247 (0.5%)
Majority: 2596 (5.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 19524 (36.5%)
Labour: 20740 (38.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 7037 (13.1%)
Referendum: 4923 (9.2%)
Other: 1290 (2.4%)
Majority: 1216 (2.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Douglas Carswell(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitDouglas Carswell(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitIvan Henderson (Labour) born 1958, Harwich. Educated at Sir Anthony Dean Comprehensive. Former dock operator at Harwich international port. Former Tendring councillor. MP for Harwich between 1997 and 2005.
portraitMatthew Green (Liberal Democrat)
portraitChris Southall (Green) Engineer, smallholder and national childbirth trust researcher.
portraitJames Taylor (BNP)
portraitTerry Allen (Tendring First)
portraitChristopher Humphrey (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 86118
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Under 18: 18.5%
Over 60: 37.1%
Born outside UK: 3.6%
White: 98.7%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.6%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 76.2%
Full time students: 1.7%
Graduates 16-74: 9.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 42.4%
Owner-Occupied: 80.3%
Social Housing: 8.2% (Council: 4.5%, Housing Ass.: 3.7%)
Privately Rented: 8.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7%

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