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Devizes

2010 Results:
Conservative: 25519 (55.07%)
Labour: 4711 (10.17%)
Liberal Democrat: 12514 (27%)
UKIP: 2076 (4.48%)
Green: 813 (1.75%)
Independent: 566 (1.22%)
Others: 141 (0.3%)
Majority: 13005 (28.07%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 22017 (49.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 11035 (24.7%)
Labour: 9637 (21.6%)
Other: 1972 (4.4%)
Majority: 10982 (24.6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 27253 (48.5%)
Labour: 12519 (22.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 14059 (25%)
UKIP: 2315 (4.1%)
Majority: 13194 (23.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 25159 (47.2%)
Labour: 13263 (24.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 11756 (22.1%)
UKIP: 1521 (2.9%)
Other: 1550 (2.9%)
Majority: 11896 (22.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 25710 (42.8%)
Labour: 14551 (24.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 15928 (26.5%)
Referendum: 3021 (5%)
Other: 826 (1.4%)
Majority: 9782 (16.3%)

Boundary changes: major changes. Around a third of the old oversized Devizes constituency moves into Wiltshire North and the new Chippenham seat, including Calne and Melksham. Devizes gains Durrington and Bulford from Salisbury.

Profile: A safe Conservative seat with the opposition split between Labour and the Liberal Democrats. Devizes is largely made up of rural countryside, dotted with historic market towns. Main population centres include Devizes itself, home to Wadworth`s brewery, and Marlborough, with its famous public school. The seat has important military associations; to the South the constituency extends over part of Salisbury Plain and includes the Royal School of Artillery at Larkhill, Bulford Camp (12 Mechanised Brigade) and Tidworth (1st Infantry Brigade (Guards)).

portraitCurrent MP: Claire Perry (Conservative) Educated at Nailsea Comprehensive and Oxford University. Former banker, now a policy advisor to George Osborne.

2010 election candidates:
portraitClaire Perry (Conservative) Educated at Nailsea Comprehensive and Oxford University. Former banker, now a policy advisor to George Osborne.
portraitJunab Ali (Labour)
portraitFiona Hornby (Liberal Democrat)
portraitMark Fletcher (Green)
portraitPat Bryant (UKIP)
portraitNic Coome (Libertarian)
portraitMartin Houlden (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 87573
Male: 50.9%
Female: 49.1%
Under 18: 23.6%
Over 60: 19.1%
Born outside UK: 7%
White: 98.6%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.6%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 78.4%
Full time students: 1.7%
Graduates 16-74: 19.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 22.4%
Owner-Occupied: 63.2%
Social Housing: 18.3% (Council: 2.7%, Housing Ass.: 15.6%)
Privately Rented: 7.5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.7%

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.