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Islington South and Finsbury

2010 Results:
Conservative: 8449 (19.4%)
Labour: 18407 (42.26%)
Liberal Democrat: 14838 (34.07%)
UKIP: 701 (1.61%)
Green: 710 (1.63%)
English Democrat: 301 (0.69%)
Others: 149 (0.34%)
Majority: 3569 (8.19%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 12345 (39.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 11861 (38.3%)
Conservative: 4594 (14.8%)
Other: 2161 (7%)
Majority: 484 (1.6%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 3860 (13.7%)
Labour: 15217 (53.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 7937 (28.1%)
Other: 1192 (4.2%)
Majority: 7280 (25.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 4587 (13%)
Labour: 22079 (62.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 7516 (21.3%)
Referendum: 741 (2.1%)
Other: 393 (1.1%)
Majority: 14563 (41.2%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile: Islington is fashionable and up-market residential area, Tony Blair lived in Barnsbury prior to his elected as Prime Minister and the area was for a time closely associated with New Labour. However there is also a large traditional Labour vote here, with a high proportion of council tenants and a substantial Afro-caribbean community.

portraitCurrent MP: Emily Thornberry(Labour) born 1960, London. Educated at University of Kent. Barrister specialising in human rights. Contested Canterbury in 2001, first elected as MP for Islington South in 2005 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAntonia Cox (Conservative) Educated at Cambridge University. Journalist and former investment banker.
portraitEmily Thornberry(Labour) born 1960, London. Educated at University of Kent. Barrister specialising in human rights. Contested Canterbury in 2001, first elected as MP for Islington South in 2005 (more information at They work for you)
portraitBridget Fox (Liberal Democrat) born 1964, Amersham. Educated at Dr Challoners High School and Oxford University. Librarian. Islington councillor between 1998 and 2006 and former deputy leader of the council. Contested Islington South and Finsbury in 2005, East Ham in 2001 and Hampstead and Highgate in 1997.
portraitJames Humphreys (Green) University lecturer and former civil servant.
portraitRose-Marie McDonald (UKIP)
portraitJohn Dodds (English Democrat)
portraitRichard Deboo (Animals Count) Contested East of England 2009 European elections.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 84213
Male: 48.5%
Female: 51.5%
Under 18: 19.6%
Over 60: 14.8%
Born outside UK: 28.2%
White: 77.4%
Black: 10.1%
Asian: 5.3%
Mixed: 3.5%
Other: 3.6%
Christian: 56.2%
Hindu: 1%
Jewish: 0.9%
Muslim: 7.7%
Full time students: 9%
Graduates 16-74: 38.4%
No Qualifications 16-74: 26.6%
Owner-Occupied: 29.2%
Social Housing: 52.8% (Council: 39.1%, Housing Ass.: 13.7%)
Privately Rented: 15%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.2%

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