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Fife North East

2010 Results:
Conservative: 8715 (21.75%)
Labour: 6869 (17.15%)
Liberal Democrat: 17763 (44.34%)
SNP: 5685 (14.19%)
UKIP: 1032 (2.58%)
Majority: 9048 (22.59%)

2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 20088 (52.1%)
Conservative: 7517 (19.5%)
Labour: 4920 (12.8%)
SNP: 4011 (10.4%)
Other: 2020 (5.2%)
Majority: 12571 (32.6%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 election.

2001 Result
Conservative: 8190 (23.6%)
Labour: 3950 (11.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 17926 (51.7%)
SNP: 3596 (10.4%)
Other: 1030 (3%)
Majority: 9736 (28.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 11076 (26.5%)
Labour: 4301 (10.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 21432 (51.2%)
SNP: 4545 (10.9%)
Referendum: 485 (1.2%)
Majority: 10356 (24.8%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Menzies Campbell(Liberal Democrat) born 1941, Glasgow. Educated at Hillhead High School and the University of Glasgow. Former Olympic sprinter, competing in the 1964 Olympics. Advocate, specialising in planning and licensing. Contested Greenock and Port Glasgow February and October 1974, East Fife 1979, Fife North East 1983 for the Liberal Party. First elected as Liberal MP for North East Fife in 1987. Deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2003 as well as their foreign affairs spokesman. He was a prominent figures in oppsition to the Iraq war and was perceived as a serious figure with gravitas in contrast to Charles Kennedy. Following Kennedy`s resignation he became interim leader and won the subsequent leadershp election, defeating Simon Hughes and Chris Huhne. His brief leadership lasted only 18 months, during which Campbell was ridiculed in the media for his age, before resigning in October 2007 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMiles Briggs (Conservative) Educated at Perth Grammar School and Robert Gordon University. Political Advisor.
portraitMark Hood (Labour)
portraitMenzies Campbell(Liberal Democrat) born 1941, Glasgow. Educated at Hillhead High School and the University of Glasgow. Former Olympic sprinter, competing in the 1964 Olympics. Advocate, specialising in planning and licensing. Contested Greenock and Port Glasgow February and October 1974, East Fife 1979, Fife North East 1983 for the Liberal Party. First elected as Liberal MP for North East Fife in 1987. Deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2003 as well as their foreign affairs spokesman. He was a prominent figures in oppsition to the Iraq war and was perceived as a serious figure with gravitas in contrast to Charles Kennedy. Following Kennedy`s resignation he became interim leader and won the subsequent leadershp election, defeating Simon Hughes and Chris Huhne. His brief leadership lasted only 18 months, during which Campbell was ridiculed in the media for his age, before resigning in October 2007 (more information at They work for you)
portraitRod Campbell (SNP) born 1953, Edinburgh. Educated at Reading School and Exeter University. Solicitor. Contested Roxburgh and Berwickshire 2001, 2003 Scottish elections, North East Fife 2005 and 2007 Scottish elections.
portraitMike Scott-Hayward (UKIP) Educated at Mansfield High SChool. HM Coastguard watchkeeper, formerly served in the Royal Artillery. Fife councillor. Contested Dunfermline West 1992, Edinburgh Central 1997, North East Fife 2001, 2005 for the Conservatives.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 78856
Male: 47.7%
Female: 52.3%
Under 18: 21.4%
Over 60: 23.8%
Born outside UK: 5.7%
White: 98.6%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.4%
Mixed: 0.3%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 65.2%
Graduates 16-74: 27.2%
No Qualifications 16-74: 23.6%
Owner-Occupied: 69.1%
Social Housing: 16.5% (Council: 14.1%, Housing Ass.: 2.4%)
Privately Rented: 11.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.4%

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