The UKPollingReport election guide for 2010 has now been archived and all comments will shortly be closed. The new Election Guide for the 2015 election is now online at http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/2015guide. The old site is archived at the UK Web Archive.
.

Derby South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 11729 (28.48%)
Labour: 17851 (43.34%)
Liberal Democrat: 8430 (20.47%)
UKIP: 1821 (4.42%)
Independent: 1357 (3.29%)
Majority: 6122 (14.86%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 20739 (55.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 7980 (21.3%)
Conservative: 7080 (18.9%)
Other: 1699 (4.5%)
Majority: 12759 (34%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 8211 (18.9%)
Labour: 19683 (45.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 14026 (32.3%)
UKIP: 845 (1.9%)
Other: 608 (1.4%)
Majority: 5657 (13%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 10455 (24.3%)
Labour: 24310 (56.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 8310 (19.3%)
Majority: 13855 (32.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 13048 (25.2%)
Labour: 29154 (56.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 7438 (14.4%)
Referendum: 1862 (3.6%)
Other: 317 (0.6%)
Majority: 16106 (31.1%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Margaret Beckett(Labour) born 1943, Ashton-under-Lyne. Educated at Notre Dame High School and UMIST. Contested Lincoln February 1974, elected as MP for Lincoln in October 1974, under her maiden name Margaret Jackson. PPS to Judith Hart 1974-1975, government whip 1975-1976, Under-secretary of state for Education 1976-1979, when she lost her seat. First elected as MP for Derby South, now as Margaret Beckett, in 1983. Deputy leader of the Labour party from 1992-1994. She was briefly leader of the Labour party following John Smith`s death in 1994, she unsuccessfully contested both the subsequent leadership and deputy leadershup elections. Shadow health secretary 1994-1995, Shadow President of the Board of Trade 1995-1997, President of the Board of Trade 1997-1998, Leader of the House of Commons 1998-2001, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2001-2006, Foriegn Secretary 2006-2007. She left the government following Gordon Brown`s appointment as Prime Minister, but returned briefly to government as Minister of State for Housing between 2008-2009. Unsuccessfully stood as Speaker in 2009 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJack Perschke (Conservative) Educated at Chichester High School. Former infantry officer, serving in Canada, Bosnia and Cyprus. Data Business advisor for Ernst and Young.
portraitMargaret Beckett(Labour) born 1943, Ashton-under-Lyne. Educated at Notre Dame High School and UMIST. Contested Lincoln February 1974, elected as MP for Lincoln in October 1974, under her maiden name Margaret Jackson. PPS to Judith Hart 1974-1975, government whip 1975-1976, Under-secretary of state for Education 1976-1979, when she lost her seat. First elected as MP for Derby South, now as Margaret Beckett, in 1983. Deputy leader of the Labour party from 1992-1994. She was briefly leader of the Labour party following John Smith`s death in 1994, she unsuccessfully contested both the subsequent leadership and deputy leadershup elections. Shadow health secretary 1994-1995, Shadow President of the Board of Trade 1995-1997, President of the Board of Trade 1997-1998, Leader of the House of Commons 1998-2001, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2001-2006, Foriegn Secretary 2006-2007. She left the government following Gordon Brown`s appointment as Prime Minister, but returned briefly to government as Minister of State for Housing between 2008-2009. Unsuccessfully stood as Speaker in 2009 (more information at They work for you)
portraitDavid Batey (Liberal Democrat) Works for Rolls Royce. Derby councillor.
portraitStephen Fowke (UKIP)
portraitAlan Graves (Independent) Born 1963, Mansfield. Educated at Harvey Grammar School. Director of a computer company. Derby councillor since 1995-2000 and since 2002, originally elected as Labour.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 93165
Male: 49.1%
Female: 50.9%
Under 18: 26.1%
Over 60: 19.3%
Born outside UK: 12.5%
White: 78%
Black: 2.9%
Asian: 16%
Mixed: 2.5%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 60.2%
Hindu: 0.8%
Muslim: 9.3%
Sikh: 5.8%
Full time students: 3.8%
Graduates 16-74: 13.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 37.3%
Owner-Occupied: 62.3%
Social Housing: 26.2% (Council: 17%, Housing Ass.: 9.1%)
Privately Rented: 8.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 14.1%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. The new guide is at http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/2015guide