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Inverclyde

2010 Results:
Conservative: 4502 (12%)
Labour: 20993 (55.98%)
Liberal Democrat: 5007 (13.35%)
SNP: 6567 (17.51%)
UKIP: 433 (1.15%)
Majority: 14426 (38.47%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 18318 (50.7%)
SNP: 7059 (19.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 6123 (17%)
Conservative: 3692 (10.2%)
Other: 906 (2.5%)
Majority: 11259 (31.2%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 election: Name of seat changed from Greenock and Inverclyde.

2001 Result
Conservative: 3000 (10.6%)
Labour: 14929 (52.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 5039 (17.7%)
SNP: 4248 (14.9%)
Other: 1203 (4.2%)
Majority: 9890 (34.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 3976 (11.5%)
Labour: 19480 (56.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 4791 (13.8%)
SNP: 6440 (18.6%)
Majority: 13040 (37.6%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Vacant. David Cairns (Labour) died of acute pancreatitis on the 9th May 2011.

2010 election candidates:
portraitDavid Wilson (Conservative)
portraitDavid Cairns(Labour) born 1966, Greenock. Educated at Notre Dame High School, Greenock and the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. Former Roman Catholic Priest, Director of the Christian Social Movement and researcher for Siobhain McDonagh. Merton councillor 1998-2002. First elected as MP for Greenock & Inverclyde in 2001, after the House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Bill 2001 allowed a former priest to be eligible for election. PPS to Malcolm Wicks 2003-2005, PUSS for Scotland 2005-2007, Minister of State for Scotland from 2007. He resigned from the government in 2008, unable to support Gordon Brown`s leadership (more information at They work for you)
portraitSimon Hutton (Liberal Democrat) born Greenock. Educated at Glasgow University. Former campaigns officer for Jo Swinson, now a trainee teacher. Contested West Renfrewshire in 2007 Elections.
portraitInnes Nelson (SNP)
portraitPeter Campbell (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 84203
Male: 47.6%
Female: 52.4%
Under 18: 23.4%
Over 60: 22%
Born outside UK: 2.4%
White: 99.1%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.2%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 79.3%
Graduates 16-74: 14.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 38.7%
Owner-Occupied: 60.3%
Social Housing: 32.4% (Council: 25.4%, Housing Ass.: 7%)
Privately Rented: 5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5.9%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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.