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Hull East

2010 Results:
Conservative: 5667 (16.58%)
Labour: 16387 (47.94%)
Liberal Democrat: 7790 (22.79%)
UKIP: 2745 (8.03%)
English Democrat: 715 (2.09%)
Others: 880 (2.57%)
Majority: 8597 (25.15%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 18436 (56.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 6465 (19.8%)
Conservative: 4092 (12.6%)
Other: 3594 (11%)
Majority: 11971 (36.7%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 4038 (13%)
Labour: 17609 (56.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 5862 (18.9%)
BNP: 1022 (3.3%)
Other: 2491 (8%)
Majority: 11747 (37.9%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 4276 (13.8%)
Labour: 19938 (64.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 4613 (14.9%)
UKIP: 1218 (3.9%)
Other: 830 (2.7%)
Majority: 15325 (49.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 5552 (13.7%)
Labour: 28870 (71.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 3965 (9.8%)
Referendum: 1788 (4.4%)
Other: 311 (0.8%)
Majority: 23318 (57.6%)

Boundary changes: Gains part of Sutton and Holderness wards from Hull North, loses part of Bransholme West.

Profile: Officially Kington Upon Hull East, Hull East covers most of the East Yorkshire port of Hull east of the river Hull, except for the Bransholme estate. The seat includes Hull`s vast working docks on the Humber esturary and the now redeveloped residential Victoria Docks, alongside the Millenium Commission funded aquarium, The Deep. Away from the prestige dockside developments, the seat is largely working class with a large proportion of council housing. It includes Sutton Ings, Stoneferry, Summergangs, Southcoates, Marfleet and Longhill.

At a Parliamentary level Hull East is solidly Labour. It has returned a Labour MP since 1935, and since the war has been represented by only two men – Harry Pursey and John Prescott, both former seamen. At a local level Labour`s long dominance has been broken in recent years – the floatation of Kingston Communications, Hull council`s municipal telephone company, briefly made Hull City Council the richest local authority in the UK. The sale reciepts though were rapidly spent, followed by the rapid ejection of the Labour party from control of the council. After several year in no overall control the Liberal Democrats acheived a majority on the council in 2007.

portraitCurrent MP: Karl Turner (Labour) Born Hull. Educated at Bransholme High School. Former antiques dealer. Barrister specialising in criminal law.

2010 election candidates:
portraitChristine Mackay (Conservative) health scientist.
portraitKarl Turner (Labour) Born Hull. Educated at Bransholme High School. Former antiques dealer. Barrister specialising in criminal law.
portraitJeremy Wilcock (Liberal Democrat) Works at University of Hull business unit. Contested Selby 2001, Vale of York 2005.
portraitMike Hookem (UKIP)
portraitMichael Burton (English Democrat)
portraitJoe Uttley (National Front)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 91744
Male: 48.9%
Female: 51.1%
Under 18: 24.8%
Over 60: 20.5%
Born outside UK: 1.7%
White: 98.8%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 74.1%
Full time students: 2%
Graduates 16-74: 7.4%
No Qualifications 16-74: 42.9%
Owner-Occupied: 56.6%
Social Housing: 33.7% (Council: 28.5%, Housing Ass.: 5.2%)
Privately Rented: 6.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 23%

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.