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Hull North

2010 Results:
Conservative: 4365 (13.11%)
Labour: 13044 (39.18%)
Liberal Democrat: 12403 (37.26%)
BNP: 1443 (4.33%)
UKIP: 1358 (4.08%)
Green: 478 (1.44%)
English Democrat: 200 (0.6%)
Majority: 641 (1.92%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 14598 (51.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 7451 (26.5%)
Conservative: 3796 (13.5%)
Other: 2308 (8.2%)
Majority: 7146 (25.4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 3822 (12.9%)
Labour: 15364 (51.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 8013 (27.1%)
BNP: 766 (2.6%)
Green: 858 (2.9%)
Other: 761 (2.6%)
Majority: 7351 (24.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 4902 (17.1%)
Labour: 16364 (57.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5643 (19.7%)
UKIP: 655 (2.3%)
Other: 1069 (3.7%)
Majority: 10721 (37.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 5837 (15%)
Labour: 25542 (65.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 5667 (14.6%)
Referendum: 1533 (4%)
Other: 215 (0.6%)
Majority: 19705 (50.8%)

Boundary changes: Gains a small part of Avenue from Hull West and Hessle, part of Bransholme West from Hull East. Loses parts of Holderness and Sutton, mostly around the Sutton Fields industrial estate, to Hull East.

Profile: Officially Kingston upon Hull North, the seat covers the northern part of the East Yorkshire industrial city of Hull. The seat includes the sole Conservative-voting ward in Hull, Bricknell, the University of Hull campus and the student dominated Newland Avenue and Beverley Road areas (though the main halls of residence of the university are actually outside the city itself in Haltemprice and Howden). They are outweighted however by the massive deprived council estates to the north of Hull, Orchard Park and Bransholme.

While the Liberal Democrats are increasingly strong at a local authority level Hull North is a safe Labour seat, and has been held by Labour since 1964 (between 1974 and 1983 the seat was called Hull Central). Considered a safe seat these days, the 1966 by-election that elected Kevin McNamara was expected to be a close run affair and the promise to build the Humber Bridge was made during the by-election campaign, a cynic would say as a blatant by-election bribe.

portraitCurrent MP: Diana Johnson(Labour) born 1966, Northwich. Educated at Northwich County Grammar and Brunel University. Barrister. Tower Hamlets councillor 1994-2002. London Assembly member from 2003-4. Contested Brentwood and Ongar in 2001. First elected as MP for Hull North in 2005. PPS to Stephen Timms since 2005 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitVictoria Aitken (Conservative)
portraitDiana Johnson(Labour) born 1966, Northwich. Educated at Northwich County Grammar and Brunel University. Barrister. Tower Hamlets councillor 1994-2002. London Assembly member from 2003-4. Contested Brentwood and Ongar in 2001. First elected as MP for Hull North in 2005. PPS to Stephen Timms since 2005 (more information at They work for you)
portraitDenis Healy (Liberal Democrat) born 1960. Educated at Lancaster University. Works as a marketing manager for Business Link. Contested Hull North in 2005.
portraitMartin Deane (Green) Contested Hull North 2005.
portraitPaul Barlow (UKIP)
portraitJohn Mainprize (BNP)
portraitMichael Cassidy (English Democrat)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 86862
Male: 48.8%
Female: 51.2%
Under 18: 25%
Over 60: 17.3%
Born outside UK: 4.5%
White: 96.7%
Black: 0.5%
Asian: 1.1%
Mixed: 0.8%
Other: 0.9%
Christian: 68.7%
Muslim: 1.2%
Full time students: 10.9%
Graduates 16-74: 13.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 37.6%
Owner-Occupied: 48.3%
Social Housing: 34.6% (Council: 30.1%, Housing Ass.: 4.4%)
Privately Rented: 13.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 19.5%

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