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East Lothian

2010 Results:
Conservative: 9661 (19.65%)
Labour: 21919 (44.59%)
Liberal Democrat: 8288 (16.86%)
SNP: 7883 (16.04%)
UKIP: 548 (1.11%)
Green: 862 (1.75%)
Majority: 12258 (24.94%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 18983 (41.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 11363 (24.8%)
Conservative: 7315 (16%)
SNP: 5995 (13.1%)
Other: 2120 (4.6%)
Majority: 7620 (16.6%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 election.

2001 Result
Conservative: 6577 (17.8%)
Labour: 17407 (47.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 6506 (17.6%)
SNP: 5381 (14.6%)
Other: 1000 (2.7%)
Majority: 10830 (29.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 8660 (19.9%)
Labour: 22881 (52.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 4575 (10.5%)
SNP: 6825 (15.7%)
Referendum: 491 (1.1%)
Majority: 14221 (32.7%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Fiona O`Donnell (Labour)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMichael Veitch (Conservative) Educated at Linlithgow Academy and St Andrews University. Political researcher and former sales executive for Cadbury. Contested Linlithgow and Falkirk East 2005.
portraitFiona O`Donnell (Labour)
portraitStuart Ritchie (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Dunbar Grammar and Paisley University. PR advisor.
portraitAndrew Sharp (SNP) born 1955. Educated at Glasgow High School, Perth Academy and Edinburgh University. IT professional. Contested East Lothian and South of Scotland region in 2007 Scottish Parliament election.
portraitJames MacKenzie (Green) Educated at St Andrews University. PR director for the Scottish Green party.
portraitJonathan Lloyd (UKIP) Born 1971, Builth Wells. Educated at Gwernyfed High School and Aberystwyth University. Animal Health/Livestock Market Analyst

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 90088
Male: 47.7%
Female: 52.3%
Under 18: 24.2%
Over 60: 22.5%
Born outside UK: 3%
White: 99.3%
Asian: 0.2%
Mixed: 0.2%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 64.3%
Graduates 16-74: 20%
No Qualifications 16-74: 32.4%
Owner-Occupied: 64%
Social Housing: 27.5% (Council: 23.8%, Housing Ass.: 3.7%)
Privately Rented: 5.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 3.9%

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