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Durham North

2010 Results:
Conservative: 8622 (21.05%)
Labour: 20698 (50.52%)
Liberal Democrat: 8617 (21.03%)
BNP: 1686 (4.12%)
UKIP: 1344 (3.28%)
Majority: 12076 (29.47%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 23932 (64.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 7151 (19.2%)
Conservative: 6258 (16.8%)
Other: 0 (0%)
Majority: 16781 (44.9%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 6258 (16.8%)
Labour: 23932 (64.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 7151 (19.2%)
Majority: 16781 (44.9%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 7237 (18.8%)
Labour: 25920 (67.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5411 (14%)
Majority: 18683 (48.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 6843 (14.5%)
Labour: 33142 (70.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 5225 (11.1%)
Referendum: 1958 (4.2%)
Majority: 26299 (55.8%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Kevan Jones(Labour) born 1964, Nottinghamshire. Educated at Portland School and Newcastle Polytechnic. Prior to his election was a trade union official. Newcastle councillor 1990-2001. MP for North Durham since 2001. Minister for Veterans since 2008 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitDavid Skelton (Conservative) born 1978, Consett. Educated at Consett Moorside Comprehensive amd Hull university. Management consultant.
portraitKevan Jones(Labour) born 1964, Nottinghamshire. Educated at Portland School and Newcastle Polytechnic. Prior to his election was a trade union official. Newcastle councillor 1990-2001. MP for North Durham since 2001. Minister for Veterans since 2008 (more information at They work for you)
portraitIan Lindley (Liberal Democrat) Business liasion officer. Northumberland councillor.
portraitBruce Reid (UKIP)
portraitPeter Molloy (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 84692
Male: 48.6%
Female: 51.4%
Under 18: 21.7%
Over 60: 21.4%
Born outside UK: 1.5%
White: 99.1%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.3%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 83.5%
Full time students: 2.1%
Graduates 16-74: 13.2%
No Qualifications 16-74: 35.5%
Owner-Occupied: 68.6%
Social Housing: 25.4% (Council: 23.7%, Housing Ass.: 1.8%)
Privately Rented: 4.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 2.6%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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.