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Darlington

2010 Results:
Conservative: 13503 (31.48%)
Labour: 16891 (39.38%)
Liberal Democrat: 10046 (23.42%)
BNP: 1262 (2.94%)
UKIP: 1194 (2.78%)
Majority: 3388 (7.9%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 20972 (52.5%)
Conservative: 10330 (25.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 7308 (18.3%)
Other: 1300 (3.3%)
Majority: 10642 (26.7%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 10239 (26%)
Labour: 20643 (52.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 7269 (18.5%)
UKIP: 730 (1.9%)
Other: 507 (1.3%)
Majority: 10404 (26.4%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 12950 (31.8%)
Labour: 22479 (55.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 4358 (10.7%)
Other: 967 (2.4%)
Majority: 9529 (23.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 13633 (28.3%)
Labour: 29658 (61.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 3483 (7.2%)
Referendum: 1399 (2.9%)
Majority: 16025 (33.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Jenny Chapman (Labour) Darlington councillor.

2010 election candidates:
portraitEdward Legard (Conservative) born 1966. Educated at St Andrews university and RMA Sandhurst. Barrister and former army officer. Ryedale councillor.
portraitJenny Chapman (Labour) Darlington councillor.
portraitMike Barker (Liberal Democrat) born 1954, Berkshire. Educated at Forest Grammar School and University College Swansea. Managing director of family health food business. Darlington councillor. Contested Stockton South 2005.
portraitCharlotte Bull (UKIP)
portraitAmanda Foster (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 85830
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Under 18: 23.2%
Over 60: 21.9%
Born outside UK: 3.4%
White: 97.7%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 1%
Mixed: 0.7%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 79.3%
Muslim: 0.6%
Full time students: 2%
Graduates 16-74: 15.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 33%
Owner-Occupied: 70.3%
Social Housing: 19.4% (Council: 15.2%, Housing Ass.: 4.2%)
Privately Rented: 8.5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 8.1%

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