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Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey

2010 Results:
Conservative: 6278 (13.33%)
Labour: 10407 (22.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 19172 (40.72%)
SNP: 8803 (18.7%)
UKIP: 574 (1.22%)
Green: 789 (1.68%)
Christian: 835 (1.77%)
TUSC: 135 (0.29%)
Others: 93 (0.2%)
Majority: 8765 (18.62%)

2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 17830 (40.3%)
Labour: 13682 (30.9%)
SNP: 5992 (13.5%)
Conservative: 4579 (10.3%)
Other: 2172 (4.9%)
Majority: 4148 (9.4%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 election: Name of seat changed from Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber.

2001 Result
Conservative: 5653 (13.3%)
Labour: 15605 (36.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 9420 (22.2%)
SNP: 10889 (25.6%)
Other: 894 (2.1%)
Majority: 4716 (11.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 8355 (17.5%)
Labour: 16187 (33.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 8364 (17.5%)
SNP: 13848 (29%)
Referendum: 436 (0.9%)
Other: 578 (1.2%)
Majority: 2339 (4.9%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Danny Alexander(Liberal Democrat) Born 1972, Edinburgh. Educated at Lochaber High School and Oxford University. Former press officer. First elected as MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey in 2005. Chief of Staff to Nick Clegg 2007-2010. Briefly served as Secretary of State for Scotland before replacing David Laws as Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 2010 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJim Ferguson (Conservative)
portraitMike Robb (Labour)
portraitDanny Alexander(Liberal Democrat) Chief of Staff to Nick Clegg since 2007 (more information at They work for you)
portraitJohn Finnie (SNP)
portraitDonnie MacLeod (Green)
portraitRoss Durrance (UKIP)
portraitDonald Boyd (Christian Party)
portraitGeorge McDonald (TUSC)
portraitKit Fraser (The Joy of Talk)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 87097
Male: 48.6%
Female: 51.4%
Under 18: 22.9%
Over 60: 21.3%
Born outside UK: 3.5%
White: 99%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.2%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 65.2%
Graduates 16-74: 20.8%
No Qualifications 16-74: 30.3%
Owner-Occupied: 68.3%
Social Housing: 18.6% (Council: 15.3%, Housing Ass.: 3.3%)
Privately Rented: 9.5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6.6%

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