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East Dunbartonshire

2010 Results:
Conservative: 7431 (15.5%)
Labour: 16367 (34.13%)
Liberal Democrat: 18551 (38.69%)
SNP: 5054 (10.54%)
UKIP: 545 (1.14%)
Majority: 2184 (4.56%)

2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 19533 (41.8%)
Labour: 15472 (33.1%)
Conservative: 7708 (16.5%)
SNP: 2716 (5.8%)
Other: 1295 (2.8%)
Majority: 4061 (8.7%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 election: Name of seat changed from Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

2001 Result
Conservative: 6635 (16%)
Labour: 19250 (46.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 7533 (18.2%)
SNP: 6675 (16.1%)
Other: 1393 (3.4%)
Majority: 11717 (28.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 9986 (20.1%)
Labour: 26278 (52.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 4843 (9.7%)
SNP: 8111 (16.3%)
Referendum: 339 (0.7%)
Other: 155 (0.3%)
Majority: 16292 (32.8%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Jo Swinson(Liberal Democrat) Educated at Douglas Academy and the LSE. Former marketing manager. Contested Hull East 2001 and Strathkelvin and Bearsden in 2003 Scottish Parliament election. First elected as MP for East Dunbartonshire in 2005, becoming the `baby of the House` (the youngest MP). Foreign affairs spokesman since 2007 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMark Nolan (Conservative) Educated at Coltness High and Glasgow University. Contested Motherwell and Wishaw 2001 and 2003 Scottish Parliament election.
portraitMary Galbraith (Labour) born Kintyre. Educated at Glasgow University. Management consultant. Contested Highlands and Islands list 1999 Scottish elections, Argyll and Bute 2007 Scottish elections.
portraitJo Swinson(Liberal Democrat) Educated at Douglas Academy and the LSE. Former marketing manager. Contested Hull East 2001 and Strathkelvin and Bearsden in 2003 Scottish Parliament election. First elected as MP for East Dunbartonshire in 2005, becoming the `baby of the House` (the youngest MP). Foreign affairs spokesman since 2007 (more information at They work for you)
portraitIain White (SNP) Educated at Glasgow Univeristy. Small businessman. Contested Ayr and South of Scotland list in 2007 Scottish elections.
portraitJames Beeley (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 84591
Male: 48.1%
Female: 51.9%
Under 18: 24.2%
Over 60: 21.9%
Born outside UK: 4.2%
White: 96.3%
Asian: 2.6%
Mixed: 0.3%
Other: 0.8%
Christian: 70.9%
Hindu: 0.6%
Muslim: 0.8%
Sikh: 1%
Graduates 16-74: 32%
No Qualifications 16-74: 21.5%
Owner-Occupied: 86.5%
Social Housing: 9.9% (Council: 8.8%, Housing Ass.: 1.1%)
Privately Rented: 2.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 2.4%

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