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Hull West and Hessle

2010 Results:
Conservative: 6361 (20.19%)
Labour: 13378 (42.46%)
Liberal Democrat: 7636 (24.24%)
BNP: 1416 (4.49%)
UKIP: 1688 (5.36%)
English Democrat: 876 (2.78%)
TUSC: 150 (0.48%)
Majority: 5742 (18.22%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 15244 (55.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 5814 (21%)
Conservative: 5741 (20.7%)
Other: 885 (3.2%)
Majority: 9431 (34.1%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 5929 (20.5%)
Labour: 16880 (58.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 4364 (15.1%)
UKIP: 878 (3%)
Other: 865 (3%)
Majority: 10951 (37.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 6933 (18.1%)
Labour: 22520 (58.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 6995 (18.2%)
Referendum: 1596 (4.2%)
Other: 310 (0.8%)
Majority: 15525 (40.5%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Alan Johnson(Labour) born 1950, London and orphaned at an early age. Educated at Sloane Grammar School. Former postman who went on to become the General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union, one of hte few union leaders to support the abolition of Clause IV. First elected as MP for Hull West and Hessle in 1997. Has served as a junior minister at the DTI 1999-2000 and Education 2000-2004 before joining the cabinet as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 2004. Served as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 2005-2006, Secretary of State for Education 2006-2007 and Secretary of State for Health 2007-2009. Home Secretary 2009-2010. Briefly served as Shadow Chancellor from 2010 to January 2011, before resigning for personal reasons. In 2007 contested the Labour Deputy leadership, coming second to Harriet Harman (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitGary Shores (Conservative) East Riding councillor.
portraitAlan Johnson(Labour) born 1950, London and orphaned at an early age. Educated at Sloane Grammar School. Former postman who went on to become the General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union, one of hte few union leaders to support the abolition of Clause IV. First elected as MP for Hull West and Hessle in 1997. Has served as a junior minister at the DTI 1999-2000 and Education 2000-2004 before joining the cabinet as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 2004. Served as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 2005-2006, Secretary of State for Education 2006-2007 and Secretary of State for Health 2007-2009. Home Secretary 2009-2010. In 2007 contested the Labour Deputy leadership, coming second to Harriet Harman (more information at They work for you)
portraitMike Ross (Liberal Democrat) Hull councillor since 2002.
portraitKen Hordon (UKIP)
portraitEdward Scott (BNP)
portraitPeter Mawer (English Democrat)
portraitKeith Gibson (TUSC) Lindsey oil refinery worker. Contested Yorkshire and Humberside in 2009 European elections for No2EU.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 79750
Male: 48.9%
Female: 51.1%
Under 18: 22.6%
Over 60: 22.3%
Born outside UK: 2.9%
White: 97.6%
Black: 0.3%
Asian: 1%
Mixed: 0.7%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 73.3%
Muslim: 1.1%
Full time students: 2.7%
Graduates 16-74: 10.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 40.6%
Owner-Occupied: 55.5%
Social Housing: 27.7% (Council: 21.9%, Housing Ass.: 5.8%)
Privately Rented: 13%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 20.5%

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