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Ilford North

2010 Results:
Conservative: 21506 (45.74%)
Labour: 16102 (34.25%)
Liberal Democrat: 5966 (12.69%)
BNP: 1545 (3.29%)
UKIP: 871 (1.85%)
Green: 572 (1.22%)
Others: 456 (0.97%)
Majority: 5404 (11.49%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 18379 (43.8%)
Labour: 16702 (39.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 5735 (13.7%)
Other: 1170 (2.8%)
Majority: 1677 (4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 18781 (43.7%)
Labour: 17128 (39.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 5896 (13.7%)
UKIP: 902 (2.1%)
Other: 293 (0.7%)
Majority: 1653 (3.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 16313 (40.5%)
Labour: 18428 (45.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 4717 (11.7%)
UKIP: 776 (1.9%)
Majority: 2115 (5.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 19911 (40.8%)
Labour: 23135 (47.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 5049 (10.3%)
Other: 750 (1.5%)
Majority: 3224 (6.6%)

Boundary changes: Minor changes to bring the constituency in line with ward boundaries. Loses small parts of Snaresbrook and Wanstead to Leyton and Wanstead.

Profile: Very much the Essex part of London, Ilford North is mostly semi-detached, lower middle class suburban housing, popular with London commuters. At its eastern end it runs out into Essex countryside, taking in Fairlop Waters Country park and Hainault Forest. Labour`s strength is drawn from the Hainault council estate, though more recently the Tories and BNP have begun to make inroads there. Aside from that this is relatively Conservative territory. It was won by Labour in 1997, despite having been heavily adjusted in the 1997 boundary changes, but fell to the Conservatives in 2005. The seat has a large Jewish population, with the fourth highest proportion of Jewish residents in the 2001 census.

portraitCurrent MP: Lee Scott(Conservative) born 1956. Educated at Clark`s College Ilford. Former professional fundraiser and Redbridge councillor. Contested Waverley 2001. First elected as MP for Ilford North in 2005 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitLee Scott(Conservative) born 1956. Educated at Clark`s College Ilford. Former professional fundraiser and Redbridge councillor. Contested Waverley 2001. First elected as MP for Ilford North in 2005 (more information at They work for you)
portraitSonia Klein (Labour) born 1968. Senior Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
portraitAlex Berhanu (Liberal Democrat)
portraitCaroline Allen (Green)
portraitHenri van der Stighelen (UKIP)
portraitDanny Warville (BNP)
portraitRobert Hampson (CPA) Born 1958, Upminster. Educated at the LSE. Vicar of Holy Trinity, South Woodford.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 89806
Male: 48.2%
Female: 51.8%
Under 18: 23.5%
Over 60: 20.2%
Born outside UK: 17.5%
White: 75.6%
Black: 5.2%
Asian: 15.5%
Mixed: 2.2%
Other: 1.5%
Christian: 55.1%
Hindu: 6.7%
Jewish: 10.3%
Muslim: 6.4%
Sikh: 2.7%
Full time students: 4.1%
Graduates 16-74: 19.1%
No Qualifications 16-74: 27.6%
Owner-Occupied: 77.2%
Social Housing: 12.9% (Council: 10.6%, Housing Ass.: 2.3%)
Privately Rented: 7.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6.3%

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