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Edmonton

2010 Results:
Conservative: 12052 (29.85%)
Labour: 21665 (53.66%)
Liberal Democrat: 4252 (10.53%)
UKIP: 1036 (2.57%)
Green: 516 (1.28%)
Christian: 350 (0.87%)
Independent: 127 (0.31%)
Others: 379 (0.94%)
Majority: 9613 (23.81%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 20106 (56.4%)
Conservative: 9774 (27.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 4032 (11.3%)
Other: 1620 (4.5%)
Majority: 10332 (29%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 10381 (29.9%)
Labour: 18456 (53.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 4162 (12%)
Green: 889 (2.6%)
UKIP: 815 (2.3%)
Majority: 8075 (23.3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 10709 (30.8%)
Labour: 20481 (58.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 2438 (7%)
UKIP: 406 (1.2%)
Other: 740 (2.1%)
Majority: 9772 (28.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 13557 (30.2%)
Labour: 27029 (60.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 2847 (6.3%)
Referendum: 708 (1.6%)
Other: 697 (1.6%)
Majority: 13472 (30%)

Boundary changes: There are minor changes to bring the constituency into line with ward boundaries, including the gain of small parts of Bowes and Bush Hill Park wards from Enfield Southgate, the main changes though are the loss of part of Grange and Southbury wards to Southgate and the transfer of the whole of Ponders End from Enfield North.

Profile: An outer London seat, but inner city in character. Edmonton is a multicultural and down-at-heel area, Upper Edmonton is a multicultural area, with large afro-carribean and Cypriot communities, an area of tower blocks and social housing. Ponders End, added in the last round of boundary changes, is also monolithically Labour. Apart from the Lee Valley Leisure Complex alongside the William Girling Reservoir, the east of the seat is dominated by industrial parks, incinerators and factories – amongst others Coca-Cola have a manufacturing plant here.

The western part of the seat, Bush Hill Park, is more affluent and tends towards middle-class professionals and commuters, giving the Conservatives a base in the seat. However outside of the high watermark of Conservative support in 1983, when the took and seat and managed to hold it against the tide for another two elections, this is Labour territory.

portraitCurrent MP: Andy Love(Labour) born 1949, Greenock. Educated at Greenock High School and Strathclyde University. Haringey councillor 1980-1988. Former parliamentary officer for the Co-op party. Contested Edmonton 1992. First elected as MP for Edmonton in 1997. PPS to Jacqui Smith 2001-2005 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAndrew Charalambous (Conservative) Born 1967, Highgate. Educated at William Foster School and Queen Mary College London. Non practicising barrister. Runs a social housing company. Contested Tottenham 1992.
portraitAndy Love(Labour) born 1949, Greenock. Educated at Greenock High School and Strathclyde University. Haringey councillor 1980-1988. Former parliamentary officer for the Co-op party. Contested Edmonton 1992. First elected as MP for Edmonton in 1997. PPS to Jacqui Smith 2001-2005 (more information at They work for you)
portraitIarla Kilbane-Dawe (Liberal Democrat)
portraitJack Johnson (Green)
portraitRoy Freshwater (UKIP)
portraitClive Morrison (Christian Party)
portraitErol Basarik (Reform 2000)
portraitDavid Mclean (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 96493
Male: 47.6%
Female: 52.4%
Under 18: 26.6%
Over 60: 15.9%
Born outside UK: 31.2%
White: 66.1%
Black: 18.6%
Asian: 9.7%
Mixed: 3.7%
Other: 1.9%
Christian: 60.7%
Hindu: 4%
Muslim: 14.4%
Full time students: 6.9%
Graduates 16-74: 17.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 32.9%
Owner-Occupied: 65.1%
Social Housing: 23.5% (Council: 17.5%, Housing Ass.: 6%)
Privately Rented: 8.5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 9.8%

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