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West Lancashire

2010 Results:
Conservative: 17540 (36.19%)
Labour: 21883 (45.14%)
Liberal Democrat: 6573 (13.56%)
UKIP: 1775 (3.66%)
Green: 485 (1%)
Others: 217 (0.45%)
Majority: 4343 (8.95%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 20746 (48.1%)
Conservative: 14662 (34%)
Liberal Democrat: 6059 (14%)
Other: 1688 (3.9%)
Majority: 6084 (14.1%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 14662 (34%)
Labour: 20746 (48.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 6059 (14%)
UKIP: 871 (2%)
Other: 817 (1.9%)
Majority: 6084 (14.1%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 13761 (32%)
Labour: 23404 (54.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 4966 (11.6%)
Other: 840 (2%)
Majority: 9643 (22.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 15903 (29.1%)
Labour: 33022 (60.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 3938 (7.2%)
Referendum: 1025 (1.9%)
Other: 841 (1.5%)
Majority: 17119 (31.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Rosie Cooper(Labour) born 1950, Liverpool. Educated at Bellerive Convent Grammar School and the University of Liverpool. Former corporate manager for Littlewoods. Liverpool councillor for the Liberal party from 1973-2000. Contested Liverpool Garston for the Liberals in 1983, Knowlsey North by-election for the Liberals in 1986, Knowsley North for the Liberals in 1987 and Liverpool Broad Green in 1992 as a Liberal Democrat. She defected to the Labour party prior to contesting the European Parliament North West Region in 2004 and was elected as Labour MP for West Lancashire in 2005 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAdrian Owens (Conservative) born Wirral. Educated at Cambridge University. Business consultant. West Lancashire District Councillor since 1999. Contested South Ribble 2001.
portraitRosie Cooper(Labour) born 1950, Liverpool. Educated at Bellerive Convent Grammar School and the University of Liverpool. Foremr corporate manager for Littlewoods. Liverpool councillor for the Liberal party from 1973-2000. Contested Liverpool Garston for the Liberals in 1983, Knowlsey North by-election for the Liberals in 1986, Knowsley North for the Liberals in 1987 and Liverpool Broad Green in 1992 as a Liberal Democrat. She defected to the Labour party prior to contested the European Parliament North West Region in 2004 and was elected as Labour MP for West Lancashire in 2005 (more information at They work for you)
portraitJohn Gibson (Liberal Democrat) Sefton councillor.
portraitPeter Cranie (Green) Works for a parenting support charity. Contested Liverpool Riverside 2005, North West region 2009 European elections.
portraitDamon Noone (UKIP)
portraitDavid Braid (Clause 28 Childrens Protection Christian Democrat)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 93315
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Under 18: 23.2%
Over 60: 21.3%
Born outside UK: 2.6%
White: 98.5%
Asian: 0.5%
Mixed: 0.6%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 83.5%
Full time students: 5%
Graduates 16-74: 18.2%
No Qualifications 16-74: 29.9%
Owner-Occupied: 72.3%
Social Housing: 19.5% (Council: 17.5%, Housing Ass.: 2%)
Privately Rented: 5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.9%

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