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Dunbartonshire West

2010 Results:
Conservative: 3242 (7.67%)
Labour: 25905 (61.29%)
Liberal Democrat: 3434 (8.12%)
SNP: 8497 (20.1%)
UKIP: 683 (1.62%)
Socialist Labour: 505 (1.19%)
Majority: 17408 (41.19%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 21600 (51.9%)
SNP: 9047 (21.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 5999 (14.4%)
Conservative: 2679 (6.4%)
Other: 2264 (5.4%)
Majority: 12553 (30.2%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 electionEM631: Name of seat changed from Dumbarton.

2001 Result
Conservative: 4648 (13.7%)
Labour: 16151 (47.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 5265 (15.5%)
SNP: 6576 (19.3%)
Other: 1354 (4%)
Majority: 9575 (28.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 7283 (17.6%)
Labour: 20470 (49.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 3144 (7.6%)
SNP: 9587 (23.2%)
Referendum: 255 (0.6%)
Other: 525 (1.3%)
Majority: 10883 (26.4%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Gemma Doyle (Labour)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMartyn McIntyre (Conservative) Educated at Dumbarton Academy and Strathclyde University. Works for Murray Tosh MSP
portraitGemma Doyle (Labour)
portraitHelen Watt (Liberal Democrat)
portraitGraeme McCormick (SNP) born 1954. Educated at Paisley Grammar School and Edinburgh University. Solicitor. Contested Strathkelvin and Bearsden 1997, Dumbarton 2007 Scottish election.
portraitMitch Sorbie (UKIP)
portraitKatharine McGavigan (Socialist Labour)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 93378
Male: 47.3%
Female: 52.7%
Under 18: 24%
Over 60: 20.7%
Born outside UK: 2.4%
White: 99.3%
Asian: 0.4%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 73.4%
Full time students: 0%
Graduates 16-74: 12%
No Qualifications 16-74: 38.9%
Owner-Occupied: 53.6%
Social Housing: 40.2% (Council: 29.4%, Housing Ass.: 10.8%)
Privately Rented: 2.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5.8%

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