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Edinburgh South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 9452 (21.58%)
Labour: 15215 (34.74%)
Liberal Democrat: 14899 (34.02%)
SNP: 3354 (7.66%)
Green: 881 (2.01%)
Majority: 316 (0.72%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 14188 (33.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 13783 (32.3%)
Conservative: 10291 (24.1%)
SNP: 2635 (6.2%)
Other: 1801 (4.2%)
Majority: 405 (0.9%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 election.

2001 Result
Conservative: 6172 (16.6%)
Labour: 15671 (42.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 10172 (27.4%)
SNP: 3683 (9.9%)
Other: 1468 (3.9%)
Majority: 5499 (14.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 9541 (21.3%)
Labour: 20993 (46.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 7911 (17.6%)
SNP: 5791 (12.9%)
Referendum: 504 (1.1%)
Other: 98 (0.2%)
Majority: 11452 (25.5%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Ian Murray (Labour) Runs an events management company. Edinburgh councillor.

2010 election candidates:
portraitNeil Hudson (Conservative) contested Newcastle North 2005
portraitIan Murray (Labour) Runs an events management company. Edinburgh councillor.
portraitFred Mackintosh (Liberal Democrat) born 1970. Educated at Dulwich College and Edinburgh University. Advocate. Edinburgh councillor 1999-2007. Contested Livingston 1992, Midlothian 2005.
portraitSandy Howat (SNP) Educated at Aberdeen and Glasgow universities. Financial consultant.
portraitSteve Burgess (Green)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 85796
Male: 47.2%
Female: 52.8%
Under 18: 19.9%
Over 60: 20.1%
Born outside UK: 9.8%
White: 94.9%
Black: 0.4%
Asian: 2%
Mixed: 0.7%
Other: 2%
Christian: 54.3%
Muslim: 1.7%
Graduates 16-74: 39.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 18.9%
Owner-Occupied: 73.3%
Social Housing: 11.9% (Council: 9.8%, Housing Ass.: 2.1%)
Privately Rented: 12.5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 9.1%

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