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Gainsborough

2010 Results:
Conservative: 24266 (49.27%)
Labour: 7701 (15.64%)
Liberal Democrat: 13707 (27.83%)
BNP: 1512 (3.07%)
UKIP: 2065 (4.19%)
Majority: 10559 (21.44%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 19664 (43.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 11917 (26.6%)
Labour: 11454 (25.5%)
Other: 1819 (4.1%)
Majority: 7747 (17.3%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 20040 (43.9%)
Labour: 11744 (25.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 12037 (26.4%)
UKIP: 1860 (4.1%)
Majority: 8003 (17.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 19555 (46.2%)
Labour: 11484 (27.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 11280 (26.7%)
Majority: 8071 (19.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 20593 (43.1%)
Labour: 13767 (28.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 13436 (28.1%)
Majority: 6826 (14.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Edward Leigh(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitEdward Leigh(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitJamie McMahon (Labour) Educated at Nottingham University.
portraitPat O`Connor (Liberal Democrat) born 1959, Birmingham. Educated at St Philip`s School. Former non-commissioned army officer. Police admin officer. Lincolnshire county councillor 1999-2007. West Lindsey councillor since 2007. Contested Grantham and Stamford 2005.
portraitSteven Pearson (UKIP)
portraitMalcolm Porter (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 81596
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Under 18: 22.3%
Over 60: 24.1%
Born outside UK: 3.1%
White: 99%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.2%
Mixed: 0.4%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 81.8%
Full time students: 2%
Graduates 16-74: 16.8%
No Qualifications 16-74: 30.1%
Owner-Occupied: 75.1%
Social Housing: 12.1% (Council: 3.9%, Housing Ass.: 8.2%)
Privately Rented: 8.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.2%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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