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Derbyshire South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 22935 (45.49%)
Labour: 15807 (31.35%)
Liberal Democrat: 8012 (15.89%)
BNP: 2193 (4.35%)
UKIP: 1206 (2.39%)
Socialist Labour: 266 (0.53%)
Majority: 7128 (14.14%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 19892 (43.9%)
Conservative: 17159 (37.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 5938 (13.1%)
Other: 2337 (5.2%)
Majority: 2733 (6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 20328 (36.4%)
Labour: 24823 (44.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 7600 (13.6%)
BNP: 1797 (3.2%)
Other: 1272 (2.3%)
Majority: 4495 (8.1%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 18487 (35.6%)
Labour: 26338 (50.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 5233 (10.1%)
UKIP: 1074 (2.1%)
Other: 813 (1.6%)
Majority: 7851 (15.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 18742 (31.3%)
Labour: 32709 (54.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 5408 (9%)
Referendum: 2491 (4.2%)
Other: 617 (1%)
Majority: 13967 (23.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Heather Wheeler (Conservative) born 1959. Former specialist in Professional Indemnity insurance. Former Wandsworth Borough councillor. South Derbyshire district councillor since 1995 and Leader of the Conservative Group. Contested Coventry South in 2001 & 2005.

2010 election candidates:
portraitHeather Wheeler (Conservative) born 1959. Former specialist in Professional Indemnity insurance. Former Wandsworth Borough councillor. South Derbyshire district councillor since 1995 and Leader of the Conservative Group. Contested Coventry South in 2001 & 2005.
portraitMichael Edwards (Labour) born Hanwood. Educated at the University of Birmingham. Former computer programmer and project manager for British Rail. Nottingham councillor and former Deputy leader of Nottingham council. Nottinghamshire county councillor 1993-1998.
portraitAlexis Diouf (Liberal Democrat) Chesterfield councillor.
portraitCharles Swabey (UKIP)
portraitPeter Jarvis (BNP)
portraitPaul Liversuch (Socialist Labour)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 81562
Male: 49.5%
Female: 50.5%
Under 18: 23.2%
Over 60: 19.3%
Born outside UK: 2.9%
White: 97.2%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 1.6%
Mixed: 0.6%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 78.2%
Sikh: 1.3%
Full time students: 2%
Graduates 16-74: 17.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 29.6%
Owner-Occupied: 79.6%
Social Housing: 11.8% (Council: 10.2%, Housing Ass.: 1.7%)
Privately Rented: 5.5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5.9%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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.