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Elmet and Rothwell

2010 Results:
Conservative: 23778 (42.62%)
Labour: 19257 (34.52%)
Liberal Democrat: 9109 (16.33%)
BNP: 1802 (3.23%)
UKIP: 1593 (2.86%)
Independent: 250 (0.45%)
Majority: 4521 (8.1%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 24642 (44.7%)
Conservative: 18347 (33.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 9617 (17.4%)
Other: 2514 (4.6%)
Majority: 6295 (11.4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 17732 (37.6%)
Labour: 22260 (47.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5923 (12.6%)
BNP: 1231 (2.6%)
Majority: 4528 (9.6%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 17867 (38.9%)
Labour: 22038 (48%)
Liberal Democrat: 5001 (10.9%)
UKIP: 1031 (2.2%)
Majority: 4171 (9.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 19569 (36.2%)
Labour: 28348 (52.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 4691 (8.7%)
Referendum: 1487 (2.7%)
Majority: 8779 (16.2%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Alec Shelbrooke (Conservative)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAlec Shelbrooke (Conservative)
portraitJames Lewis (Labour) Leeds councillor since 2003.
portraitStewart Golton (Liberal Democrat)
portraitDarren Oddy (UKIP)
portraitSam Clayton (BNP)
portraitChristopher Nolan (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 99014
Male: 48.8%
Female: 51.2%
Under 18: 21.8%
Over 60: 22.8%
Born outside UK: 2.8%
White: 98.4%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.7%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 80.6%
Jewish: 0.6%
Full time students: 2%
Graduates 16-74: 18.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 28.6%
Owner-Occupied: 79%
Social Housing: 14.6% (Council: 13.2%, Housing Ass.: 1.4%)
Privately Rented: 3.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 9.1%

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