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Gloucester

2010 Results:
Conservative: 20267 (39.92%)
Labour: 17847 (35.16%)
Liberal Democrat: 9767 (19.24%)
UKIP: 1808 (3.56%)
Green: 511 (1.01%)
English Democrat: 564 (1.11%)
Majority: 2420 (4.76%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 22291 (47.7%)
Conservative: 16223 (34.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 6408 (13.7%)
Other: 1798 (3.8%)
Majority: 6068 (13%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 18867 (36.4%)
Labour: 23138 (44.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 7825 (15.1%)
Green: 857 (1.7%)
UKIP: 1116 (2.2%)
Majority: 4271 (8.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 18187 (37.7%)
Labour: 22067 (45.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 6875 (14.3%)
UKIP: 822 (1.7%)
Other: 272 (0.6%)
Majority: 3880 (8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 20684 (35.7%)
Labour: 28943 (50%)
Liberal Democrat: 6069 (10.5%)
Referendum: 1482 (2.6%)
Other: 736 (1.3%)
Majority: 8259 (14.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Richard Graham (Conservative) Educated at Oxford University. Former airline manager, diplomat and merchant banker, now Head of International Business at Baring Asset Management. Cotswold district councillor since 2003. Contested South West region in European 2004 elections.

2010 election candidates:
portraitRichard Graham (Conservative) Educated at Oxford University. Former airline manager, diplomat and merchant banker, now Head of International Business at Baring Asset Management. Cotswold district councillor since 2003. Contested South West region in European 2004 elections.
portraitParmjit Dhanda(Labour) born 1971, London. Educated at Mellow Lane School and Nottingham University. Former Labour party organiser. Hillingdon councillor 1998-2002. Contested South-East reigion in 1999 European elections. First elected as MP for Gloucester in 2001. PPS to Stephen Twigg 2004-2005, government whip 2005-2006, Under secretary in the department of education from 2006-2007 and Parliamentary under-secretary in the department of communities and local government 2007-2008. Unsuccessfully stood for Speaker in 2009 (more information at They work for you)
portraitJeremy Hilton (Liberal Democrat) born 1955, Gloucester. Educated at Longlevens Secondard School. Local government consultant. Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Gloucester council and Gloucestershire county council. Contested Gloucester 1987, 2005.
portraitBrian Meloy (Green)
portraitMike Smith (UKIP) Born 1943, Gloucester. Educated at Sir Thomas Rich`s Grammar School and Cable and Wireless Engineering College. Gloucester councillor 1976-1983. Market research supervisor.
portraitAlan Platt (English Democrat)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 100822
Male: 49.1%
Female: 50.9%
Under 18: 24.6%
Over 60: 19.1%
Born outside UK: 6.8%
White: 92.1%
Black: 2.5%
Asian: 2.9%
Mixed: 2%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 73.6%
Muslim: 2.4%
Full time students: 2.3%
Graduates 16-74: 14.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 28.6%
Owner-Occupied: 73%
Social Housing: 15.3% (Council: 11.3%, Housing Ass.: 4%)
Privately Rented: 9.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 11.4%

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