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Hazel Grove

2010 Results:
Conservative: 14114 (33.62%)
Labour: 5234 (12.47%)
Liberal Democrat: 20485 (48.8%)
UKIP: 2148 (5.12%)
Majority: 6371 (15.18%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 19490 (50.2%)
Conservative: 11767 (30.3%)
Labour: 6295 (16.2%)
Other: 1273 (3.3%)
Majority: 7723 (19.9%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 11607 (29.7%)
Labour: 6834 (17.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 19355 (49.5%)
UKIP: 1321 (3.4%)
Majority: 7748 (19.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 11585 (30.1%)
Labour: 6230 (16.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 20020 (52%)
UKIP: 643 (1.7%)
Majority: 8435 (21.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 15069 (30.5%)
Labour: 5882 (11.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 26883 (54.5%)
Referendum: 1055 (2.1%)
Other: 451 (0.9%)
Majority: 11814 (23.9%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Andrew Stunell(Liberal Democrat) born 1942, Surrey. Educated at Surbiton Grammar School and Manchester University. Prior to his election worked as an architectural assistant and political secretary to the association of Lib Dem councillors. Chester councillor 1979-1990. Cheshire county councillor 1981-1991. Stockport councillor since 1994. First elected as MP for Hazel Grove in 1997. Lib Dem chief whip 2001-2006, Lib Dem shadow secretary of state for communities and local government 2006-2007. Awarded the OBE in 1993 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAnnesley Abercorn (Conservative) born London. Educated at Highgate School and UCL. Researcher for Oliver Letwin.
portraitRichard Scorer (Labour) born London. Educated at Edinburgh University and the University of Pennsylvania. Personal injury lawyer.
portraitAndrew Stunell(Liberal Democrat) born 1942, Surrey. Educated at Surbiton Grammar School and Manchester University. Prior to his election worked as an architectural assistant and political secretary to the association of Lib Dem councillors. Chester councillor 1979-1990. Cheshire county councillor 1981-1991. Stockport councillor since 1994. First elected as MP for Hazel Grove in 1997. Lib Dem chief whip 2001-2006, Lib Dem shadow secretary of state for communities and local government 2006-2007. Awarded the OBE in 1993 (more information at They work for you)
portraitJohn Whittaker (UKIP) Born 1945, Oldham. Economics lecturer. Contested North West region in 1999 European elections. MEP for the North West from 2005-2009 when he stepped down. Contested multiple seats at the 2005 general election, standing in Ashton-under-Lyne, Crosby, Heywood and Middleton, Hyndburn, Manchester Central, Rochdale, Stalybridge & Hyde and Wigan.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 80404
Male: 48.2%
Female: 51.8%
Under 18: 22%
Over 60: 24%
Born outside UK: 2.9%
White: 98.2%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.5%
Mixed: 0.7%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 77.7%
Full time students: 2.4%
Graduates 16-74: 20.4%
No Qualifications 16-74: 25.7%
Owner-Occupied: 79.6%
Social Housing: 13.8% (Council: 10.4%, Housing Ass.: 3.4%)
Privately Rented: 4.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6.5%

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