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Dumfries and Galloway

2010 Results:
Conservative: 16501 (31.63%)
Labour: 23950 (45.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 4608 (8.83%)
SNP: 6419 (12.3%)
UKIP: 695 (1.33%)
Majority: 7449 (14.27%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 20924 (41.1%)
Conservative: 18002 (35.4%)
SNP: 6182 (12.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 4259 (8.4%)
Other: 1524 (3%)
Majority: 2922 (5.7%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 election: Name of seat changed from Galloway and Upper Nithsdale.

2001 Result
Conservative: 12222 (34%)
Labour: 7258 (20.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 3698 (10.3%)
SNP: 12148 (33.8%)
Other: 588 (1.6%)
Majority: 74 (0.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 12825 (30.5%)
Labour: 6861 (16.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 2700 (6.4%)
SNP: 18449 (43.9%)
Referendum: 428 (1%)
Other: 755 (1.8%)
Majority: 5624 (13.4%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Russell Brown(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitPeter Duncan (Conservative) MP for Galloway and Upper Nithsdale 2001-2005
portraitRussell Brown(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitRichard Brodie (Liberal Democrat)
portraitAndrew Wood (SNP)
portraitBill Wright (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 95724
Male: 48.1%
Female: 51.9%
Under 18: 22.4%
Over 60: 25.4%
Born outside UK: 2.6%
White: 99.3%
Asian: 0.2%
Mixed: 0.2%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 69.5%
Graduates 16-74: 17%
No Qualifications 16-74: 39.1%
Owner-Occupied: 64.1%
Social Housing: 21.1% (Council: 17.5%, Housing Ass.: 3.7%)
Privately Rented: 9.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6.9%

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