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Coventry North East

2010 Results:
Conservative: 9609 (22.15%)
Labour: 21384 (49.29%)
Liberal Democrat: 7210 (16.62%)
BNP: 1863 (4.29%)
UKIP: 1291 (2.98%)
Others: 2026 (4.67%)
Majority: 11775 (27.14%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 21694 (56.7%)
Conservative: 7208 (18.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 6338 (16.6%)
Other: 3002 (7.9%)
Majority: 14485 (37.9%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 6956 (18.7%)
Labour: 21178 (56.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 6123 (16.5%)
UKIP: 1064 (2.9%)
Other: 1874 (5%)
Majority: 14222 (38.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 6988 (18.8%)
Labour: 22739 (61%)
Liberal Democrat: 4163 (11.2%)
BNP: 737 (2%)
Other: 2638 (7.1%)
Majority: 15751 (42.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 9287 (19.3%)
Labour: 31856 (66.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 3866 (8%)
Referendum: 1125 (2.3%)
Other: 1951 (4.1%)
Majority: 22569 (46.9%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Bob Ainsworth(Labour) born 1952, Coventry. Educated at Foxford Comprehensive School. Former Jaguar worker. Coventry councillor 1984-1993. First elected as MP for Coventry North East in 1992. Government whip 1997-2001. Under-secretary at the department of the environment 2001, then the Home Office 2001-2003. Deputy chief whip 2003-2007. Minister of state for armed forces 2007-2009. Secretary of State for Defence since 2009 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitHazel Noonan (Conservative) Former senior care assistant. Coventry councillor since 2000.
portraitBob Ainsworth(Labour) born 1952, Coventry. Educated at Foxford Comprehensive School. Former Jaguar worker. Coventry councillor 1984-1993. First elected as MP for Coventry North East in 1992. Government whip 1997-2001. Under-secretary at the department of the environment 2001, then the Home Office 2001-2003. Deputy chief whip 2003-2007. Minister of state for armed forces 2007-2009. Secretary of State for Defence since 2009 (more information at They work for you)
portraitRussell Field (Liberal Democrat) Educated at De Montford University. Computer analyst. Coventry councillor since 2003. Contested Coventry North East 2005.
portraitChristopher Forbes (UKIP)
portraitTom Gower (BNP)
portraitRon Lebar (Christian Movement for GB)
portraitDave Nellist (Socialist Alternative) Born 1952, Cleveland. Former Labour MP for Coventry South East between 1983 and 1992, he was deselected for the 1992 for his support of Militant. Contested Coventry South East 1992 as Independent Labour, Coventry South 1997 for the Socialist Party, Coventry North East 2001 for the Socialist Alliance, 2005 for the Socialist Party, West Midlands 2009 European election for No2EU. Coventry councillor.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 105991
Male: 49.4%
Female: 50.6%
Under 18: 26.8%
Over 60: 18.1%
Born outside UK: 14.9%
White: 78.1%
Black: 2.3%
Asian: 16.4%
Mixed: 2.1%
Other: 1%
Christian: 61.3%
Hindu: 3.1%
Muslim: 6.1%
Sikh: 6.8%
Full time students: 5.9%
Graduates 16-74: 13.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 36.9%
Owner-Occupied: 65.2%
Social Housing: 21.3% (Council: 9.5%, Housing Ass.: 11.8%)
Privately Rented: 9.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 13.9%

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