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Gateshead

2010 Results:
Conservative: 5716 (14.94%)
Labour: 20712 (54.14%)
Liberal Democrat: 8163 (21.34%)
BNP: 1787 (4.67%)
UKIP: 1103 (2.88%)
Green: 379 (0.99%)
Christian: 131 (0.34%)
TUSC: 266 (0.7%)
Majority: 12549 (32.8%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 22943 (64.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 7007 (19.8%)
Conservative: 3887 (11%)
Other: 1575 (4.4%)
Majority: 15936 (45%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 4812 (13.9%)
Labour: 20997 (60.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 7590 (21.9%)
UKIP: 1269 (3.7%)
Majority: 13407 (38.7%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 4970 (14.8%)
Labour: 22903 (68.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 4999 (14.9%)
UKIP: 743 (2.2%)
Majority: 17904 (53.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 6097 (14.2%)
Labour: 31047 (72.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 4622 (10.7%)
Referendum: 1315 (3.1%)
Majority: 24950 (57.9%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Ian Mearns (Labour) Gateshead councillor, deputy leader of Gateshead council.

2010 election candidates:
portraitHazel Anderson (Conservative) Educated at Cambridge University. Former teacher, now a full time mother.
portraitIan Mearns (Labour) Gateshead councillor, deputy leader of Gateshead council.
portraitFrank Hindle (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Heathfield School and Sheffield University. University lecturer. Gateshead councillor since 1991. Contested Gateshead East and Washington West 2005.
portraitAndy Redfern (Green)
portraitJohn Tennant (UKIP) Born Gateshead. Works for Derek Clark MEP.
portraitKevin Scott (BNP)
portraitDavid Walton (Christian Party)
portraitElaine Brunskill (TUSC)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 88650
Male: 48.6%
Female: 51.4%
Under 18: 22.8%
Over 60: 21.9%
Born outside UK: 3.5%
White: 97.7%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 1%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.6%
Christian: 77.2%
Jewish: 1.7%
Muslim: 1%
Full time students: 3.5%
Graduates 16-74: 11.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 42.6%
Owner-Occupied: 47.7%
Social Housing: 41.7% (Council: 35.4%, Housing Ass.: 6.3%)
Privately Rented: 8.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5.8%

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