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Coventry South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 15352 (33.43%)
Labour: 19197 (41.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 8278 (18.03%)
UKIP: 1767 (3.85%)
Green: 639 (1.39%)
Others: 691 (1.5%)
Majority: 3845 (8.37%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 19170 (46.1%)
Conservative: 12618 (30.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 7327 (17.6%)
Other: 2471 (5.9%)
Majority: 6552 (15.8%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 12394 (30.5%)
Labour: 18649 (45.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 7228 (17.8%)
UKIP: 829 (2%)
Other: 1585 (3.9%)
Majority: 6255 (15.4%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 11846 (29.5%)
Labour: 20125 (50.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5672 (14.1%)
Other: 2453 (6.1%)
Majority: 8279 (20.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 14558 (29%)
Labour: 25511 (50.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 4617 (9.2%)
Referendum: 943 (1.9%)
Other: 4495 (9%)
Majority: 10953 (21.9%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Jim Cunningham(Labour) Born 1941, Coatbridge. Educated at Columba High School. Former Rolls Royce engineer. Coventry councillor 1972-1992. Leader of Coventry council 1988-1992. MP for Coventry South East since 1992, Coventry South since 1997 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitKevin Foster (Conservative) born 1978. Former paralegal currently working full time as a cabinet member on coventry city council. Coventy city councillor since 2002.
portraitJim Cunningham(Labour) Born 1941, Coatbridge. Educated at Columba High School. Former Rolls Royce engineer. Coventry councillor 1972-1992. Leader of Coventry council 1988-1992. MP for Coventry South East since 1992, Coventry South since 1997 (more information at They work for you)
portraitBrian Patton (Liberal Democrat) Former Coventry councillor for the Labour party.
portraitStephen Gray (Green)
portraitMark Taylor (UKIP)
portraitJudy Griffiths (Socialist Alternative)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 97572
Male: 49.8%
Female: 50.2%
Under 18: 21.8%
Over 60: 20.2%
Born outside UK: 13.4%
White: 85.5%
Black: 1.6%
Asian: 9.3%
Mixed: 1.6%
Other: 2%
Christian: 64.7%
Hindu: 2.6%
Muslim: 3.7%
Sikh: 3.2%
Full time students: 15%
Graduates 16-74: 20.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 26.6%
Owner-Occupied: 67.8%
Social Housing: 19.7% (Council: 8.4%, Housing Ass.: 11.2%)
Privately Rented: 8.6%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 10.4%

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