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2010 Results:
Conservative: 14806 (33.99%)
Labour: 16278 (37.37%)
Liberal Democrat: 8335 (19.14%)
BNP: 2760 (6.34%)
UKIP: 654 (1.5%)
Others: 722 (1.66%)
Majority: 1472 (3.38%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 16620 (41.8%)
Conservative: 13182 (33.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 7112 (17.9%)
Other: 2825 (7.1%)
Majority: 3438 (8.7%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 13162 (33.2%)
Labour: 16579 (41.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 7100 (17.9%)
BNP: 2627 (6.6%)
Other: 191 (0.5%)
Majority: 3417 (8.6%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 13671 (33.8%)
Labour: 19800 (49%)
Liberal Democrat: 5878 (14.6%)
UKIP: 1041 (2.6%)
Majority: 6129 (15.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 16253 (32.1%)
Labour: 27465 (54.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 6059 (12%)
Other: 779 (1.5%)
Majority: 11212 (22.2%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Linda Riordan(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitPhilip Allott (Conservative) Born 1959. Runs a marketing business. Former Harrogate councillor. Contested Brent North in 2001, Bolton West 2005.
portraitLinda Riordan(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitElisabeth Wilson (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Mount School, York. Self-employed lecturer and consultant. Former County councillor. Contested Bury North 1983, Colne Valley 2005.
portraitJay Sangha (UKIP)
portraitTom Bates (BNP)
portraitDiane Park (Independent) Calderdale councillor since 2003. Originally selected as the Lib Dem PPC, in 2009 she resigned from the party and announced her intention to run as an Independent.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 94756
Male: 48.5%
Female: 51.5%
Under 18: 24.9%
Over 60: 20.2%
Born outside UK: 8%
White: 88.5%
Black: 0.3%
Asian: 10.1%
Mixed: 0.9%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 67.6%
Muslim: 9.5%
Full time students: 2.6%
Graduates 16-74: 13.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 35.1%
Owner-Occupied: 68.1%
Social Housing: 19.9% (Council: 10.6%, Housing Ass.: 9.3%)
Privately Rented: 8.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 21.3%

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