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Hartlepool

2010 Results:
Conservative: 10758 (28.13%)
Labour: 16267 (42.54%)
Liberal Democrat: 6533 (17.08%)
BNP: 2002 (5.24%)
UKIP: 2682 (7.01%)
Majority: 5509 (14.41%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 18251 (51.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 10773 (30.4%)
Conservative: 4058 (11.5%)
Other: 2354 (6.6%)
Majority: 7478 (21.1%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 7935 (20.9%)
Labour: 22506 (59.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 5717 (15%)
Other: 1893 (5%)
Majority: 14571 (38.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 9489 (21.3%)
Labour: 26997 (60.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 6248 (14.1%)
Referendum: 1718 (3.9%)
Majority: 17508 (39.4%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Iain Wright(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAlan Wright (Conservative)
portraitIain Wright(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitReg Clark (Liberal Democrat)
portraitStephen Allison (UKIP)
portraitRonnie Bage (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 88611
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Under 18: 24.6%
Over 60: 21.5%
Born outside UK: 1.8%
White: 98.8%
Asian: 0.5%
Mixed: 0.4%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 80.7%
Full time students: 2.3%
Graduates 16-74: 11.4%
No Qualifications 16-74: 39.2%
Owner-Occupied: 63%
Social Housing: 26.6% (Council: 19.8%, Housing Ass.: 6.9%)
Privately Rented: 7.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6%

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