Conservative: 22877 (48.32%)
Labour: 11585 (24.47%)
Liberal Democrat: 9711 (20.51%)
BNP: 1698 (3.59%)
UKIP: 1252 (2.64%)
Monster Raving Loony: 219 (0.46%)
Majority: 11292 (23.85%)
Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 19209 (44.3%)
Labour: 16238 (37.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 5866 (13.5%)
Other: 2092 (4.8%)
Majority: 2971 (6.8%)
New seat: an additional seat in Derbyshire, taking in the northern fringes of the old Derby North seat, Belper from Derbyshire West and smaller areas from Amber Valley and Erewash. The original proposals were very different, and included a Belper & Ripley and Derby North and Heanor seats. These were overturned in favour of the Labour party`s counter-propsals at the revised stage on the grounds of links between Ripley and Heanor, which both stay in the Amber Valley seat.
Profile: An unusually shaped seat, snaking around the North-East of Derby taking in the suburbs of the dormitory village of Spondon, the huge new development of Oakwood and Allestree, which includes the University of Derby. The seat then moves Northwards, via the village of Stanley, to include the town of Belper.
Current MP: Pauline Latham (Conservative) OBE. Educated at Bramcote Hill Technical Grammar. Derbyshire county councillor 1987-1993. Derby City councillor from 1992-1996 and since 1998. Contested East Midlands Region 1999 European Elections. Contested Broxtowe 2001.
Pauline Latham (Conservative) OBE. Educated at Bramcote Hill Technical Grammar. Derbyshire county councillor 1987-1993. Derby City councillor from 1992-1996 and since 1998. Contested East Midlands Region 1999 European Elections. Contested Broxtowe 2001.
Hardyal Dhindsa (Labour) Derby councillor 1996-2002 and since 2004.
Sally McIntosh (Liberal Democrat) born Derby. Educated at Woodlands Community School and Hull University. Learning Resources Manager.
Anthony Kay (UKIP)
Lewis Allsebrook (BNP) Amber Valley councillor. Contested East Midlands 2009 European election.
R.U.Serious (Official Monster Raving Loony) Original name Jon Brewer. Banjo player and bus driver. Shadow Minister for uncommitted manifesto commitments. Contested Erewash 2001, Leicester South by-election 2004, Erewash 2005.
2001 Census Demographics
Total 2001 Population: 81794
Under 18: 22%
Over 60: 22.6%
Born outside UK: 3.3%
Full time students: 2.2%
Graduates 16-74: 22.2%
No Qualifications 16-74: 25.2%
Social Housing: 7.9% (Council: 6.4%, Housing Ass.: 1.5%)
Privately Rented: 4.5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.1%