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Enfield Southgate

2010 Results:
Conservative: 21928 (49.44%)
Labour: 14302 (32.25%)
Liberal Democrat: 6124 (13.81%)
UKIP: 505 (1.14%)
Green: 632 (1.42%)
English Democrat: 173 (0.39%)
Independent: 391 (0.88%)
Others: 297 (0.67%)
Majority: 7626 (17.19%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 18471 (43.7%)
Labour: 17298 (40.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 4915 (11.6%)
Other: 1595 (3.8%)
Majority: 1173 (2.8%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 18830 (44.6%)
Labour: 17083 (40.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 4724 (11.2%)
Green: 1083 (2.6%)
UKIP: 490 (1.2%)
Majority: 1747 (4.1%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 16181 (38.6%)
Labour: 21727 (51.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 2935 (7%)
UKIP: 298 (0.7%)
Green: 662 (1.6%)
Other: 105 (0.3%)
Majority: 5546 (13.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 19137 (41.1%)
Labour: 20570 (44.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 4966 (10.7%)
Referendum: 1342 (2.9%)
Other: 518 (1.1%)
Majority: 1433 (3.1%)

Boundary changes: Gains the majority of Highlands from Enfield North, a large part of Grange ward which is currently split between the three Enfield seats, and a substantial part of Palmers Green from Edmonton. There are also smaller changes due to new ward boundaries, which involve losing a tiny part of Bush Hill Park and gaining a few hundred voters in Bowes.

Profile: Stephen Twigg`s victory over Michael Portillo in Enfield Southgate symbolised the Labour victory in 1997 in the same way that David Amess`s defence of Basildon characterised the Conservative win in 1992. A book about election night 1997 by the journalist Brian Cathcart was later published with the title “Were you still up for Portillo?”.

Twigg`s victory was a surprise and his 8 years as MP for Enfield Southgate seem to have been an aberration in Enfield Southgate otherwise constant representation by the Conservative party. This the the prosperous, leafy western part of the Borough of Enfield and natural Conservative territory. It is more cosmopolitan than the Conservative suburbs of south-east London, there are sizeable Muslim, Jewish and Cypriot populations here, and the Bowes Park area to the south of the constituency is solidly Labour, but overall Southgate tends towards a middle-class Conservative area. To the north the seat becomes semi-rural as it takes in Trent Park and the Middlesex University campus and stretches into the hugely expensive Hadley Wood area.

portraitCurrent MP: David Burrowes(Conservative) born 1969, Cockfosters. Educated at Highgate School and University of Exeter. Solicitor. Former Enfield councillor. Founded the Conservative Christian Fellowship along with Tim Montgomerie. Contested Edmonton 2001. MP for Enfield Southgate since 2005 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitDavid Burrowes(Conservative) born 1969, Cockfosters. Educated at Highgate School and University of Exeter. Solicitor. Former Enfield councillor. Founded the Conservative Christian Fellowship along with Tim Montgomerie. Contested Edmonton 2001. MP for Enfield Southgate since 2005 (more information at They work for you)
portraitBambos Charalambous (Labour) Enfield councillor. Contested Epping Forest 2005
portraitJohar Khan (Liberal Democrat)
portraitPeter Krakowiak (Green) Works for a housing charity.
portraitBob Brock (UKIP)
portraitBen Weald (English Democrat)
portraitSamad Billoo (Respect)
portraitJeremy Sturgess (A Better Britain)
portraitMal the Warrior Malakounides (Independent)
portraitDoctor Asit Mukhopadhyay (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 86241
Male: 47.9%
Female: 52.1%
Under 18: 20.2%
Over 60: 20.6%
Born outside UK: 27.4%
White: 80.3%
Black: 5.4%
Asian: 9.6%
Mixed: 2.6%
Other: 2.1%
Christian: 59.8%
Hindu: 4.6%
Jewish: 4.7%
Muslim: 8.1%
Full time students: 6.5%
Graduates 16-74: 31.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 21.7%
Owner-Occupied: 75.7%
Social Housing: 9.8% (Council: 7.3%, Housing Ass.: 2.6%)
Privately Rented: 12%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6.3%

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