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Hertfordshire South West

2010 Results:
Conservative: 30773 (54.23%)
Labour: 6526 (11.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 15853 (27.93%)
BNP: 1302 (2.29%)
UKIP: 1450 (2.56%)
Independent: 846 (1.49%)
Majority: 14920 (26.3%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 23923 (47.0%)
Liberal Democrat: 15298 (30.0%)
Labour: 10577 (20.8%)
Other: 1034 (2.2%)
Majority: 8625 (17.0%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 23494 (46.9%)
Labour: 10466 (20.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 15021 (30%)
UKIP: 1107 (2.2%)
Majority: 8473 (16.9%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 20933 (44.3%)
Labour: 12752 (27%)
Liberal Democrat: 12431 (26.3%)
UKIP: 847 (1.8%)
Other: 306 (0.6%)
Majority: 8181 (17.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 25462 (46%)
Labour: 15441 (27.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 12381 (22.3%)
Referendum: 1853 (3.3%)
Other: 274 (0.5%)
Majority: 10021 (18.1%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: David Gauke(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitDavid Gauke(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitHarinder Mann (Labour) Born 1972, Harrogate. Educated at Kings College London. Runs the Parliamentary office of John battle MP.
portraitChristopher Townsend (Liberal Democrat) Risk manager. Dacorum councillor.
portraitMark Benson (UKIP)
portraitDeirdre Gates (BNP)
portraitJames Hannaway (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 100973
Male: 48.7%
Female: 51.3%
Under 18: 23.2%
Over 60: 20.8%
Born outside UK: 9.5%
White: 94.1%
Black: 0.9%
Asian: 3.3%
Mixed: 1.1%
Other: 0.7%
Christian: 71.9%
Hindu: 1.8%
Jewish: 1.4%
Muslim: 1.2%
Full time students: 2.7%
Graduates 16-74: 28.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 20%
Owner-Occupied: 76.7%
Social Housing: 15.1% (Council: 12.9%, Housing Ass.: 2.2%)
Privately Rented: 5.5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.6%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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.