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Feltham and Heston

2010 Results:
Conservative: 16516 (33.66%)
Labour: 21174 (43.63%)
Liberal Democrat: 6669 (13.59%)
BNP: 1714 (3.49%)
UKIP: 992 (2.02%)
Green: 530 (1.08%)
Independent: 853 (1.74%)
Others: 78 (0.16%)
Majority: 4658 (9.97%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 19166 (48.3%)
Conservative: 11405 (28.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 6516 (16.4%)
Other: 2626 (6.6%)
Majority: 7760 (19.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 10921 (29.3%)
Labour: 17741 (47.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 6177 (16.6%)
Green: 815 (2.2%)
UKIP: 612 (1.6%)
Other: 1016 (2.7%)
Majority: 6820 (18.3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 8749 (24.2%)
Labour: 21406 (59.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 4998 (13.8%)
Other: 1024 (2.8%)
Majority: 12657 (35%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 12563 (26.9%)
Labour: 27836 (59.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 4264 (9.1%)
Referendum: 1099 (2.4%)
Other: 859 (1.8%)
Majority: 15273 (32.8%)

Boundary changes: Minor changes to bring boundaries into line with ward boundaries. Gains parts of Heston East, Heston Central and Hounslow West.

Profile: Feltham and Heston are the south and east of Heathrow airport respectively, and the airport is both a major source of local employment and, due to its possible expansion, a major political issue locally. Feltham was traditionally an area of blue collar Labour strength, but with the right to buy it is increasingly owner-occupied and has become the more Conservative half of the seat. It is also home to Feltham Young Offenders Institute. Heston meanwhile, once the more Conservative part of the seat, is now home to a large Sikh community and strongly Labour.

The seat was Conservative between 1983 and 1992, but in 1997 and 2001 Labour managed to secure a huge majority with nearing 60% of the vote. The Conservatives enjoyed an 8.4% swing in 2005 and have enjoyed success at local elections, but the Labour majority is still substantial and was further bolstered by the 2010 boundary changes.

portraitCurrent MP: Vacant. Alan Keen(Labour) died in November 2011.

2011 By-election

Alan Keen died on the 10th November 2011, precipitating a by-election, which has been called for the 15th December.

By-election candidates:
portraitMark Bowen (Conservative) Educated at Bryngwyn Comprehensive School and Greenwich University. IT project leader for British Airways. Hounslow councillor since 2002. Deputy leader of Hounslow council. Contested Feltham and Heston 2005, 2010.
portraitSeema Malhotra (Labour) Born London. Educated at Warwick University. Management consultant and former chair of the Fabian Society. Contested South West London 2004 London assembly election.
portraitRoger Crouch (Liberal Democrat)
portraitAndrew Charalambous (UKIP) Born 1967, Highgate. Educated at William Foster School and Queen Mary College London. Non practicising barrister. Runs a social housing company. Contested Tottenham 1992, Edmonton 2010 for the Conservatives.
portraitDavid Furness (BNP) Born London. Works in the computer industry. Contested Ealing North 2010.
portraitDaniel Goldsmith (Green)
portraitRoger Cooper (English Democrat) Born 1945, Hertfordshire. Catering consultant. Contested South West and Londonwide list in 2008 London elections. Contested London region in 2009 European elections. Contested Uxbridge and South Ruislip 2010.
portraitGeorge Hallam (People Before Profit) Contested Lewisham East 2010.
portraitDavid Bishop (Church of the Militant Elvis) Painter, decorator and poet – writing under the pen name of Lord Biro. Contested Tatton 1997, Brentwood and Ongar 2001, Erewash 2005, Haltemprice and Howden by-election 2008, Kettering 2010, Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election 2011.
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2010 election candidates:
portraitMark Bowen (Conservative) IT project leader for British Airways. Deputy leader of Hounslow council. Contested Feltham and Heston 2005.
portraitAlan Keen(Labour) born 1937, Lewisham. Educated at St William Turner School, Redcar. Former computer systems analyst and manager. Hounslow councillor 1986-1990. MP for Feltham and Heston since 1992. PPS to Stephen Timms 1999-2001. He is married to Ann Keen, MP for Brentford and Isleworth (more information at They work for you)
portraitMunira Wilson (Liberal Democrat) born 1978, London. Educated at Cambridge University. Former accountant and researcher for Nick Clegg MP. Richmond upon Thames councillor since 2006.
portraitElizabeth Anstis (Green) Contested Feltham and Heston 2005.
portraitJerry Shadbolt (UKIP) Born 1956. Formerly served in the Royal Navy.
portraitJohn Donnelly (BNP)
portraitMatthew Linley (Workers Revolutionary)
portraitAsa Khaira (Independent)
portraitDharmendra Pati (Independent)
portraitRoger Williams (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 106998
Male: 49.6%
Female: 50.4%
Under 18: 25.7%
Over 60: 15.4%
Born outside UK: 29%
White: 59.8%
Black: 4.1%
Asian: 30.7%
Mixed: 2.8%
Other: 2.7%
Christian: 48.8%
Hindu: 8.5%
Muslim: 10.1%
Sikh: 12.1%
Full time students: 5.1%
Graduates 16-74: 19.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 28.8%
Owner-Occupied: 62.4%
Social Housing: 25.7% (Council: 18.4%, Housing Ass.: 7.3%)
Privately Rented: 8.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6%

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