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Heywood and Middleton

2010 Results:
Conservative: 12528 (27.16%)
Labour: 18499 (40.11%)
Liberal Democrat: 10474 (22.71%)
BNP: 3239 (7.02%)
UKIP: 1215 (2.63%)
Independent: 170 (0.37%)
Majority: 5971 (12.95%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 20057 (48.6%)
Conservative: 8900 (21.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 8103 (19.6%)
Other: 4224 (10.2%)
Majority: 11157 (27%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 8355 (21.4%)
Labour: 19438 (49.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 7261 (18.6%)
BNP: 1855 (4.7%)
UKIP: 767 (2%)
Other: 1377 (3.5%)
Majority: 11083 (28.4%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 10707 (27.6%)
Labour: 22377 (57.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 4329 (11.2%)
Other: 1366 (3.5%)
Majority: 11670 (30.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 11637 (23%)
Labour: 29179 (57.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 7908 (15.6%)
Referendum: 1076 (2.1%)
Other: 750 (1.5%)
Majority: 17542 (34.7%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Jim Dobbin(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMike Holly (Conservative) Retired chartered accountant. Rochdale Councillor.
portraitJim Dobbin(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitWera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat) born in Germany. Rochdale councillor, first elected as Conservative but defected with her husband to the Liberal Democrats in 2005 over the handling of the redevelopment of the former Turner Brother`s asbestos plant
portraitVictoria Cecil (UKIP)
portraitPeter Greenwood (BNP) Former paratrooper.
portraitChrissy Lee (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 103256
Male: 48.3%
Female: 51.7%
Under 18: 24.3%
Over 60: 20.1%
Born outside UK: 4%
White: 96%
Black: 0.3%
Asian: 2.4%
Mixed: 0.9%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 80.3%
Muslim: 2%
Full time students: 2.7%
Graduates 16-74: 13.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 34.9%
Owner-Occupied: 69.6%
Social Housing: 22.9% (Council: 17.7%, Housing Ass.: 5.2%)
Privately Rented: 4.6%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.7%

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