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Leeds East

2010 Results:
Conservative: 8763 (23.17%)
Labour: 19056 (50.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 6618 (17.5%)
BNP: 2947 (7.79%)
Others: 429 (1.13%)
Majority: 10293 (27.23%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 21805 (59.8%)
Conservative: 7674 (21.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 6172 (16.9%)
Other: 795 (2.2%)
Majority: 14131 (38.8%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 5557 (18.5%)
Labour: 17799 (59.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 6221 (20.7%)
Other: 500 (1.7%)
Majority: 11578 (38.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 5647 (19.4%)
Labour: 18290 (62.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 3923 (13.5%)
UKIP: 634 (2.2%)
Other: 561 (1.9%)
Majority: 12643 (43.5%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 6685 (18.7%)
Labour: 24151 (67.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 3689 (10.3%)
Referendum: 1267 (3.5%)
Majority: 17466 (48.8%)

Boundary changes: Loses parts of Burmantofts and Chapel Allerton. Gains parts of Cross Gates and Whinmoor, Temple Newsam and Harehills.

Profile: A safe Labour seat. The majority of this seat is made of up a sprawl of council estates to the east of Leeds such as Swarcliffe, Seacroft, Whinmoor, a mix of semis, terraces and concrete tower blocks suffering from deprivation, crime and anti-social behaviour. In the west the constituency stretches into inner-city leads and the Harehills area with its densely packed terraced housing and asian and black communities. To the south of the seat is the Temple Newsam country park.

portraitCurrent MP: George Mudie(Labour) born 1945, Dundee. Educated at Waid Academy and Newbattle Abbey College. Former engineer, merchant seaman and trade union official. Leeds councillor 1971-1992, Leader of Leeds council 1980-1990. First elected as MP for Leeds East 1992. Opposition whip 1994-1998. Deputy Chief Whip 1997-1998. Parliamentary Under-secretary for education 1998-1999 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitBarry Anderson (Conservative) Leeds councillor. Contested Leeds East 2001.
portraitGeorge Mudie(Labour) born 1945, Dundee. Educated at Waid Academy and Newbattle Abbey College. Former engineer, merchant seaman and trade union official. Leeds councillor 1971-1992, Leader of Leeds council 1980-1990. First elected as MP for Leeds East 1992. Opposition whip 1994-1998. Deputy Chief Whip 1997-1998. Parliamentary Under-secretary for education 1998-1999 (more information at They work for you)
portraitAndrew Tear (Liberal Democrat)
portraitTrevor Brown (BNP)
portraitMike Davies (Alliance for Green Socialism)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 94219
Male: 47.9%
Female: 52.1%
Under 18: 26.8%
Over 60: 20.1%
Born outside UK: 8%
White: 87.9%
Black: 2.1%
Asian: 7.5%
Mixed: 1.7%
Other: 0.9%
Christian: 68.4%
Muslim: 6.5%
Sikh: 0.8%
Full time students: 3.2%
Graduates 16-74: 11.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 42.1%
Owner-Occupied: 52.9%
Social Housing: 37.4% (Council: 31.7%, Housing Ass.: 5.6%)
Privately Rented: 6.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 30.2%

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