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Congleton

2010 Results:
Conservative: 23250 (45.79%)
Labour: 8747 (17.23%)
Liberal Democrat: 16187 (31.88%)
UKIP: 2147 (4.23%)
Independent: 355 (0.7%)
Others: 94 (0.19%)
Majority: 7063 (13.91%)

2005 Results:
Conservative: 21189 (45.4%)
Labour: 12943 (27.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 12550 (26.9%)
Other: 0 (0%)
Majority: 8246 (17.7%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 20872 (46.3%)
Labour: 13738 (30.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 9719 (21.6%)
UKIP: 754 (1.7%)
Majority: 7134 (15.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 22012 (41.2%)
Labour: 14714 (27.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 15882 (29.7%)
Other: 811 (1.5%)
Majority: 6130 (11.5%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Fiona Bruce (Conservative) Solicitor. Former Warrington councillor. Contested Warrington South 2005.

2010 election candidates:
portraitFiona Bruce (Conservative) Solicitor. Former Warrington councillor. Contested Warrington South 2005.
portraitDavid Bryant (Labour) Born South Wales. Runs a business providing healthcare products.
portraitPeter Hirst (Liberal Democrat) Locum consultant physician. Former Congleton councillor. Contested Stroud 2005.
portraitLee Slaughter (UKIP) Born Manchester. Educated at Manchester Metropolitan University. Runs a technology consulting business.
portraitPaul Edwards (Independent) Cheshire East councillor.
portraitAdam Parton (Independent)
portraitPaul Rothwell (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 90655
Male: 49.1%
Female: 50.9%
Under 18: 21.6%
Over 60: 21.3%
Born outside UK: 2.8%
White: 98.8%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.4%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 81.5%
Full time students: 3.9%
Graduates 16-74: 23.2%
No Qualifications 16-74: 24.3%
Owner-Occupied: 82.1%
Social Housing: 10.8% (Council: 2.6%, Housing Ass.: 8.2%)
Privately Rented: 4.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5.5%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. It will be replaced by a new guide in 2013, once the fate of the boundary review is finally settled.