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Colne Valley

2010 Results:
Conservative: 20440 (36.96%)
Labour: 14589 (26.38%)
Liberal Democrat: 15603 (28.22%)
BNP: 1893 (3.42%)
UKIP: 1163 (2.1%)
Green: 867 (1.57%)
TUSC: 741 (1.34%)
Majority: 4837 (8.74%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 18165 (35.7%)
Conservative: 16630 (32.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 12382 (24.4%)
Other: 3671 (7.2%)
Majority: 1535 (3%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 16035 (32.8%)
Labour: 17536 (35.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 11822 (24.2%)
BNP: 1430 (2.9%)
Green: 1295 (2.6%)
Other: 802 (1.6%)
Majority: 1501 (3.1%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 14328 (30.5%)
Labour: 18967 (40.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 11694 (24.9%)
UKIP: 917 (2%)
Green: 1081 (2.3%)
Majority: 4639 (9.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 18445 (32.7%)
Labour: 23285 (41.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 12755 (22.6%)
Other: 1926 (3.4%)
Majority: 2530 (4.5%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Jason McCartney (Conservative) former RAF Officer and ITV Yorkshire news & sport presenter.

2010 election candidates:
portraitJason McCartney (Conservative) former RAF Officer and ITV Yorkshire news & sport presenter.
portraitDebbie Abrahams (Labour) Director of the International Health Impact Assessment Consortium at the University of Liverpool.
portraitNicola Turner (Liberal Democrat) Managing director of an engineering company. Kirklees councillor.
portraitChas Ball (Green) Transport Consultant
portraitMelanie Roberts (UKIP)
portraitBarry Fowler (BNP)
portraitJackie Grunsell (TUSC) GP. Huddersfield councillor for Save Huddersfield NHS. Contested Yorkshire and Humberside 2009 for No2EU.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 100171
Male: 48.6%
Female: 51.4%
Under 18: 23.3%
Over 60: 19.7%
Born outside UK: 5.7%
White: 91.6%
Black: 1.1%
Asian: 5.8%
Mixed: 1.2%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 69.3%
Muslim: 4.7%
Sikh: 0.8%
Full time students: 3.7%
Graduates 16-74: 21.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 27.6%
Owner-Occupied: 77.5%
Social Housing: 10.8% (Council: 9.3%, Housing Ass.: 1.6%)
Privately Rented: 8.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 22%

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