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Hertsmere

2010 Results:
Conservative: 26476 (56.01%)
Labour: 8871 (18.77%)
Liberal Democrat: 8210 (17.37%)
BNP: 1397 (2.96%)
UKIP: 1712 (3.62%)
Green: 604 (1.28%)
Majority: 17605 (37.24%)

2005 Results:
Conservative: 22665 (53.2%)
Labour: 11572 (27.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 7817 (18.4%)
Other: 518 (1.2%)
Majority: 11093 (26.1%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 19855 (47.8%)
Labour: 14953 (36%)
Liberal Democrat: 6300 (15.2%)
Other: 397 (1%)
Majority: 4902 (11.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 22305 (44.3%)
Labour: 19230 (38.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 6466 (12.8%)
Referendum: 1703 (3.4%)
Other: 644 (1.3%)
Majority: 3075 (6.1%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: James Clappison(Conservative) Born 1956, Beverley. Educated at St Peters School, York, and Oxford University. Barrister. Contested Barnsley East 1987, Bootle by-elections May 1990, November 1990. First elected as MP for Hertsmere 1992. PPS to Baroness Blatch 1992-1995. Under-secretary of State for the Environment 1995-1997 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJames Clappison(Conservative) Born 1956, Beverley. Educated at St Peters School, York, and Oxford University. Barrister. Contested Barnsley East 1987, Bootle by-elections May 1990, November 1990. First elected as MP for Hertsmere 1992. PPS to Baroness Blatch 1992-1995. Under-secretary of State for the Environment 1995-1997 (more information at They work for you)
portraitSam Russell (Labour) Educated at Bushey Hall School and Kent University. Local government manager
portraitAnthony Rowlands (Liberal Democrat)
portraitArjuna Krishna-Das (Green) Born 1964. Educated at the Blue Coat School and Bradford University. Technical author and life coach. Contested Bristol East 2005.
portraitDavid Rutter (UKIP)
portraitDaniel Seabrook (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 94450
Male: 48.2%
Female: 51.8%
Under 18: 23.2%
Over 60: 20.7%
Born outside UK: 10.9%
White: 92.5%
Black: 1.4%
Asian: 3.3%
Mixed: 1.6%
Other: 1.2%
Christian: 63%
Hindu: 2%
Jewish: 11.3%
Muslim: 1.4%
Full time students: 3.5%
Graduates 16-74: 22.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 23.6%
Owner-Occupied: 75.2%
Social Housing: 16.1% (Council: 2.1%, Housing Ass.: 14%)
Privately Rented: 5.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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