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Islington North

2010 Results:
Conservative: 6339 (14.23%)
Labour: 24276 (54.49%)
Liberal Democrat: 11875 (26.65%)
UKIP: 716 (1.61%)
Green: 1348 (3.03%)
Majority: 12401 (27.84%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 16118 (51.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 9402 (29.9%)
Conservative: 3740 (11.9%)
Other: 2234 (7.1%)
Majority: 6716 (21.3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 3249 (10.8%)
Labour: 18699 (61.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 5741 (19%)
Green: 1876 (6.2%)
Other: 651 (2.2%)
Majority: 12958 (42.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 4631 (12.9%)
Labour: 24834 (69.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 4879 (13.6%)
Other: 1516 (4.2%)
Majority: 19955 (55.6%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile: A compact, densely-populated inner-city seat in North London, the smallest in the country by area. It covers Tufnell Park, Archway, Finsbury Park, Highbury, While there is some gentrification this this seat covers some of the most deprived, troubled and crime-ridden parts of Islington, inclusing the huge Andover Estate. It includes HMP Holloway and Arsenal`s Emirates Stadium.

The constituency has been safely Labour since the 1930s, though the then sitting MP Michael O`Halloran defected to the SDP in 1981 and fought the seat as an independent in 1983, having lost the selection for the SDP nomination. There was a substantial swing towards the Liberal Democrats at the last election, but it would require much more to make this anything other than a Labour stronghold.

portraitCurrent MP: Jeremy Corbyn(Labour) born 1949, Wiltshire. Educated at Adam`s Grammar School and North London Polytechnic. Former trade union organiser. A staunch left-winger, member of the socialist campaign group and one of Labour`s most rebellious MPs. Haringey councillor 1974-1983. First elected as MP for Islington North 1983 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAdrian Berrill-Cox (Conservative) Educated at Reading University. Barrister, working for the Financial Services authority.Wheelchair user who has muscular atrophy.
portraitJeremy Corbyn(Labour) born 1949, Wiltshire. Educated at Adam`s Grammar School and North London Polytechnic. Former trade union organiser. A staunch left-winger, member of the socialist campaign group and one of Labour`s most rebellious MPs. Haringey councillor 1974-1983. First elected as MP for Islington North 1983 (more information at They work for you)
portraitRhodri Jamieson-Ball (Liberal Democrat) Born Wales. Islington councillor since 2006.
portraitEmma Dixon (Green) Born 1971, London 1971. Educated at St Paul`s Girls` School and Cambridge University. Barrister.
portraitDominic Lennon (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 91584
Male: 47.4%
Female: 52.6%
Under 18: 21.2%
Over 60: 12.8%
Born outside UK: 31.2%
White: 73.4%
Black: 13.4%
Asian: 5.5%
Mixed: 4.6%
Other: 3%
Christian: 52.4%
Hindu: 1%
Jewish: 1.2%
Muslim: 8.5%
Full time students: 7.5%
Graduates 16-74: 41.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 23.8%
Owner-Occupied: 34.9%
Social Housing: 45.8% (Council: 32.4%, Housing Ass.: 13.4%)
Privately Rented: 16.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 9.3%

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