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Houghton and Sunderland South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 8147 (21.43%)
Labour: 19137 (50.33%)
Liberal Democrat: 5292 (13.92%)
BNP: 1961 (5.16%)
UKIP: 1022 (2.69%)
Independent: 2462 (6.48%)
Majority: 10990 (28.9%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 23354 (63.6%)
Conservative: 5982 (16.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 5973 (16.3%)
Other: 1439 (3.9%)
Majority: 17372 (47.3%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 6923 (22.5%)
Labour: 17982 (58.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 4492 (14.6%)
BNP: 1166 (3.8%)
Other: 149 (0.5%)
Majority: 11059 (36%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 6254 (20.1%)
Labour: 19921 (63.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 3675 (11.8%)
UKIP: 470 (1.5%)
BNP: 576 (1.8%)
Other: 291 (0.9%)
Majority: 13667 (43.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 7536 (18.9%)
Labour: 27174 (68.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 4606 (11.5%)
Other: 609 (1.5%)
Majority: 19638 (49.2%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Bridget Phillipson (Labour) Educated at St Roberts School and Oxford University. Women`s refuge manager.

2010 election candidates:
portraitRobert Oliver (Conservative) Politics and history teacher. Sunderland councillor. Contested Sunderland South 2005.
portraitBridget Phillipson (Labour) Educated at St Roberts School and Oxford University. Women`s refuge manager.
portraitChris Boyle (Liberal Democrat) Lawyer. Newcastle councillor since 2003.
portraitRichard Elvin (UKIP)
portraitKaren Allen (BNP)
portraitColin Wakefield (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 90046
Male: 48.4%
Female: 51.6%
Under 18: 22.4%
Over 60: 22.2%
Born outside UK: 1.4%
White: 99%
Asian: 0.5%
Mixed: 0.3%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 84.2%
Full time students: 2.1%
Graduates 16-74: 10.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 38.8%
Owner-Occupied: 60.8%
Social Housing: 35.1% (Council: 24.5%, Housing Ass.: 10.6%)
Privately Rented: 2.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 1.5%

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