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Epping Forest

2010 Results:
Conservative: 25148 (53.98%)
Labour: 6641 (14.26%)
Liberal Democrat: 10017 (21.5%)
BNP: 1982 (4.25%)
UKIP: 1852 (3.98%)
Green: 659 (1.41%)
English Democrat: 285 (0.61%)
Majority: 15131 (32.48%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 22842 (52.7%)
Labour: 9078 (21%)
Liberal Democrat: 8181 (18.9%)
Other: 3225 (7.4%)
Majority: 13764 (31.8%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 23783 (53%)
Labour: 9425 (21%)
Liberal Democrat: 8279 (18.5%)
BNP: 1728 (3.9%)
UKIP: 1014 (2.3%)
Other: 631 (1.4%)
Majority: 14358 (32%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 20833 (49.1%)
Labour: 12407 (29.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 7884 (18.6%)
UKIP: 1290 (3%)
Majority: 8426 (19.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 24117 (45.5%)
Labour: 18865 (35.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 7074 (13.3%)
Referendum: 2208 (4.2%)
Other: 743 (1.4%)
Majority: 5252 (9.9%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Eleanor Laing(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitEleanor Laing(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitKatie Curtis (Labour)
portraitAnn Haigh (Liberal Democrat) born 1943. Educated at NE London Polytechnic. Essex County councillor 2001-2005. Epping Forest councillor since 1996. Contested East Ham 2005.
portraitSimon Pepper (Green)
portraitAndrew Smith (UKIP) chartered accountant.
portraitPat Richardson (BNP)
portraitKim Sawyer (English Democrat)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 91805
Male: 48.2%
Female: 51.8%
Under 18: 22%
Over 60: 21.7%
Born outside UK: 7.2%
White: 94.2%
Black: 1%
Asian: 3%
Mixed: 1.2%
Other: 0.7%
Christian: 71.1%
Hindu: 1.2%
Jewish: 3.8%
Muslim: 1.4%
Sikh: 0.7%
Full time students: 2.3%
Graduates 16-74: 17.4%
No Qualifications 16-74: 28.5%
Owner-Occupied: 74.2%
Social Housing: 16.9% (Council: 14.5%, Housing Ass.: 2.5%)
Privately Rented: 6%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.5%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. It will be replaced by a new guide in 2013, once the fate of the boundary review is finally settled.