The UKPollingReport election guide for 2010 has now been archived and all comments will shortly be closed. The new Election Guide for the 2015 election is now online at http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/2015guide. The old site is archived at the UK Web Archive.
.

Ipswich

2010 Results:
Conservative: 18371 (39.14%)
Labour: 16292 (34.71%)
Liberal Democrat: 8556 (18.23%)
BNP: 1270 (2.71%)
UKIP: 1365 (2.91%)
Green: 775 (1.65%)
Christian: 149 (0.32%)
Independent: 163 (0.35%)
Majority: 2079 (4.43%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 19039 (43.2%)
Conservative: 13764 (31.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 9002 (20.4%)
Other: 2256 (5.1%)
Majority: 5274 (12%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 13004 (31.1%)
Labour: 18336 (43.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 8464 (20.2%)
UKIP: 1134 (2.7%)
Other: 940 (2.2%)
Majority: 5332 (12.7%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 11871 (30.5%)
Labour: 19952 (51.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 5904 (15.2%)
UKIP: 624 (1.6%)
Other: 522 (1.3%)
Majority: 8081 (20.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 15045 (31.1%)
Labour: 25484 (52.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 5881 (12.2%)
Referendum: 1637 (3.4%)
Other: 315 (0.7%)
Majority: 10439 (21.6%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Ben Gummer (Conservative)

2010 election candidates:
portraitBen Gummer (Conservative)
portraitChris Mole(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitMark Dyson (Liberal Democrat)
portraitTim Glover (Green)
portraitChris Streatfield (UKIP)
portraitDennis Boater (BNP)
portraitKim Christofi (Christian Party)
portraitSally Wainman (Independent Save Broomhill)
portraitPeter Turtill (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 93926
Male: 49.2%
Female: 50.8%
Under 18: 23.2%
Over 60: 20.9%
Born outside UK: 6.7%
White: 93%
Black: 1.9%
Asian: 2%
Mixed: 2.3%
Other: 0.7%
Christian: 67.3%
Muslim: 1.4%
Full time students: 2.5%
Graduates 16-74: 16.2%
No Qualifications 16-74: 32.5%
Owner-Occupied: 63.9%
Social Housing: 21.8% (Council: 15.7%, Housing Ass.: 6.1%)
Privately Rented: 11.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 16%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. The new guide is at http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/2015guide

104 Responses to “Ipswich”

1 2 3
  1. The Conservative vote is still down against 1992 by about the national amount,
    but their majority is better than for a very long time.

    A decline in the LD vote, and possibly the BNP, could put Labour back though by about 2,000.

    But perhaps the Tories may hold on – even increase their lead.

  2. I presume the Whitton and Rushmere areas of Ipswich were in this seat until 1997 and the redrawn Suffolk Central since

  3. The Whitton ward has been in Suffolk Central since 1983. The Rushmere wasrd of Ipswich has always been in Ipswich constituency. If you are referring to the Suffolk Coastal district ward of Rushmere St Andrew, then that was never in Ipswichj – it was in Suffolk Coastal up until 1997 and Suffolk central & Ipswich North since

  4. ‘If you are referring to the Suffolk Coastal district ward of Rushmere St Andrew’
    Yes indeed I was – thanks Pete 🙂

1 2 3