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Forest of Dean

2010 Results:
Conservative: 22853 (46.87%)
Labour: 11789 (24.18%)
Liberal Democrat: 10676 (21.89%)
UKIP: 2522 (5.17%)
Green: 923 (1.89%)
Majority: 11064 (22.69%)

2005 Results:
Conservative: 19474 (40.9%)
Labour: 17425 (36.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 8185 (17.2%)
Other: 2556 (5.4%)
Majority: 2049 (4.3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 17301 (38.8%)
Labour: 19350 (43.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 5762 (12.9%)
UKIP: 661 (1.5%)
Green: 1254 (2.8%)
Other: 279 (0.6%)
Majority: 2049 (4.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 17860 (35.6%)
Labour: 24203 (48.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 6165 (12.3%)
Referendum: 1624 (3.2%)
Other: 332 (0.7%)
Majority: 6343 (12.6%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Mark Harper(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMark Harper(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitBruce Hogan (Labour) Retired teacher. Forest of Dean District councillor and Gloucestershire County Councillor. Former Leader of Forest of Dean Council and Deputy leader of Gloucestershire County Council Labour group.
portraitChris Coleman (Liberal Democrat) Born 1978, Gloucestershire. Solicitor. Cheltenham councillor 2002-2008. Contested Stoke on Trent South 2001, Forest of Dean 2005.
portraitJames Greenwood (Green)
portraitTim Congdon (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 84325
Male: 48.8%
Female: 51.2%
Under 18: 22.2%
Over 60: 22.9%
Born outside UK: 2.8%
White: 99.1%
Asian: 0.2%
Mixed: 0.4%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 77.3%
Full time students: 2.5%
Graduates 16-74: 17%
No Qualifications 16-74: 29.3%
Owner-Occupied: 77%
Social Housing: 13.8% (Council: 11%, Housing Ass.: 2.7%)
Privately Rented: 5.5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6.2%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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.