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Hove

2010 Results:
Conservative: 18294 (36.72%)
Labour: 16426 (32.97%)
Liberal Democrat: 11240 (22.56%)
UKIP: 1206 (2.42%)
Green: 2568 (5.15%)
Independent: 85 (0.17%)
Majority: 1868 (3.75%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 16829 (37.1%)
Conservative: 16378 (36.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 8074 (17.8%)
Green: 3008 (6.6%)
Other: 1072 (2.4%)
Majority: 450 (1%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 16366 (36.5%)
Labour: 16786 (37.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 8002 (17.9%)
Green: 2575 (5.7%)
UKIP: 575 (1.3%)
Other: 492 (1.1%)
Majority: 420 (0.9%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 16082 (38.3%)
Labour: 19253 (45.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 3823 (9.1%)
UKIP: 358 (0.9%)
Green: 1369 (3.3%)
Other: 1103 (2.6%)
Majority: 3171 (7.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 17499 (36.4%)
Labour: 21458 (44.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 4645 (9.7%)
Referendum: 1931 (4%)
Other: 2588 (5.4%)
Majority: 3959 (8.2%)

Boundary changes: Almost insignificant, Hove gains a few hundred voters from the tidying up of the boundary with Brighton Pavilion to match slight changes in the ward boundaries.

Profile: Hove forms part of a conurbation with Brighton, in 2000 Brighton & Hove achieved city status. Hove has a reputation of being quieter and more genteel than its neighbour, though areas like Brunswick are actually rather bohemian. As a South coast retirement area the seat has one of the highest proportions of pensioners. The constituency also includes Portslade Village and Portslade-on-Sea – the industrial centre of Brighton & Hove and one of the staunchest Labour areas in the city.

portraitCurrent MP: Mike Weatherley (Conservative) born 1957. Finance Director. Crawley Borough councillor 2006-2007. Contested Brighton Pavilion 2005, Barking 2001.

2010 election candidates:
portraitMike Weatherley (Conservative) born 1957. Finance Director. Crawley Borough councillor 2006-2007. Contested Brighton Pavilion 2005, Barking 2001.
portraitCelia Barlow(Labour) born 1955, Cardiff. Educated at Cambridge University. Worked as a BBC journalist, freelancer and college lecturer prior to her election in 2005 (more information at They work for you)
portraitPaul Elgood (Liberal Democrat) Brighton and Hove councillor. Contested Worthing East and Shoreham 2001, Hove 2005.
portraitIan Davey (Green) Brighton and Hove councillor. Former IT consultant. Runs a social enterprise promoting cycling.
portraitPaul Perrin (UKIP) Born 1965. Director of IT consultancy.
portraitBrian Ralfe (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 92230
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Under 18: 18.6%
Over 60: 22.7%
Born outside UK: 11.2%
White: 94%
Black: 0.8%
Asian: 1.9%
Mixed: 2.1%
Other: 1.2%
Christian: 61.7%
Hindu: 0.6%
Jewish: 2.3%
Muslim: 1.7%
Full time students: 4.8%
Graduates 16-74: 27.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 21.9%
Owner-Occupied: 64.6%
Social Housing: 11% (Council: 7%, Housing Ass.: 4%)
Privately Rented: 21.5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 12.8%

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