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Great Grimsby

2010 Results:
Conservative: 10063 (30.54%)
Labour: 10777 (32.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 7388 (22.42%)
BNP: 1517 (4.6%)
UKIP: 2043 (6.2%)
Independent: 835 (2.53%)
Others: 331 (1%)
Majority: 714 (2.16%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 15512 (47.1%)
Conservative: 7858 (23.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 6356 (19.3%)
Other: 3238 (9.8%)
Majority: 7654 (23.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 15780 (39.1%)
Labour: 20344 (50.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 3392 (8.4%)
UKIP: 850 (2.1%)
Majority: 4564 (11.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 17416 (35.6%)
Labour: 26084 (53.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 5381 (11%)
Majority: 8668 (17.7%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile: Grimsby is a major North Sea port and industrial centre at the mouth of the Humber estuary. It is a major port for both fish – having a long association with the fishing industry – and other goods. Frozen food is a major industry in the town, along with pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Great Grimsby has been Labour since 1945, though only narrowly held in the 1977 by-election that followed Tony Crosland`s death.

portraitCurrent MP: Austin Mitchell(Labour) born 1934. Educated at Bingley Grammar School and Manchester University. Forer history lecturer and television presenter on Yorkshire Television. First elected as MP for Great Grimsby in 1977 by-election. An outspoken MP with a deft turn of phrase he is a well recognised media figure and a keen amateur photographer. He is a member of the Socialist Campaign group and an opponent of Britain`s EU membership (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitVictoria Ayling (Conservative) Barrister. Runs music and property businesses. Former Surrey county councillor. East Lindsey councillor.
portraitAustin Mitchell(Labour) born 1934. Educated at Bingley Grammar School and Manchester University. Forer history lecturer and television presenter on Yorkshire Television. First elected as MP for Great Grimsby in 1977 by-election. An outspoken MP with a deft turn of phrase he is a well recognised media figure and a keen amateur photographer. He is a member of the Socialist Campaign group and an opponent of Britain`s EU membership (more information at They work for you)
portraitAndrew de Freitas (Liberal Democrat) born Georgetown, British Guyana. Auditor. Grimsby councillor 1969-1978 and 1981-1996. Leader of North East Lincolnshire council. Contested Great Grimsby 1977 by-election, 1997, 2001, 2005.
portraitHenry Hudson (UKIP)
portraitSteve Fyfe (BNP)
portraitAdrian Howe (Peoples National Democrat) Born Grimsby. Educated at Wintringham Comprehensive. Professional advisor.
portraitErnie Brown (Independent) Born Grimsby. Self employed gardener.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 87574
Male: 48.6%
Female: 51.4%
Under 18: 26.1%
Over 60: 20.3%
Born outside UK: 2.6%
White: 98.5%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.5%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 73.2%
Full time students: 2.2%
Graduates 16-74: 9.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 39.4%
Owner-Occupied: 67%
Social Housing: 19.9% (Council: 15.8%, Housing Ass.: 4.1%)
Privately Rented: 10%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 15.7%

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.