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Leeds North East

2010 Results:
Conservative: 15742 (33.12%)
Labour: 20287 (42.68%)
Liberal Democrat: 9310 (19.59%)
BNP: 758 (1.59%)
UKIP: 842 (1.77%)
Others: 596 (1.25%)
Majority: 4545 (9.56%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 19652 (45.2%)
Conservative: 13053 (30%)
Liberal Democrat: 9661 (22.2%)
Other: 1138 (2.6%)
Majority: 6599 (15.2%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 13370 (32.2%)
Labour: 18632 (44.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 8427 (20.3%)
Other: 1038 (2.5%)
Majority: 5262 (12.7%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 12451 (31.3%)
Labour: 19540 (49.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 6325 (15.9%)
UKIP: 382 (1%)
Other: 1075 (2.7%)
Majority: 7089 (17.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 15409 (33.9%)
Labour: 22368 (49.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 6318 (13.9%)
Referendum: 946 (2.1%)
Other: 468 (1%)
Majority: 6959 (15.3%)

Boundary changes: Loses a large swathe of countryide in Harewood ward to Elmet and Rothwell, vastly reducing the geographical size of the ward, if not the electorate. Meanwhile Leeds North-East gaining parts of the divided Chapel Allerton ward from Leeds Central, North West and East and part of Moortown from Leeds North West.

Profile: a diverse seat covering the northern part of the West Yorkshire city of Leeds. Leeds North-East was traditionally a Tory stronghold, represented by Sir Keith Joseph for thirty years, social change has made the seat more sympathetic to Labour as large victorian houses have gradually been converted into flats and homes of multiple occupancy.

The seat stretches from the countryside around the Eccup reservoir to the North, through affluent residential suburbs like Alwoodley and Moortown, with their large Jewish populations, up-and coming neighbourhoods popular with young professionals like Chapel Allerton, down to deprived inner city areas like Chapeltown, the centre of Leed`s afro-carribean community.

Leeds North East was the seat where left-winger Liz Davies was selected as the Labour candidate in 1997, but subsequented vetoed by the NEC.

portraitCurrent MP: Fabian Hamilton(Labour) born 1955, London. Educated at Brentwood School and York University. Former graphic designer and computer systems consultant. Member of Leeds City Council 1987-1998. Contested Leeds North East 1992. Elected as MP for Leeds North East in 1997 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMatthew Lobley (Conservative) Leeds City councillor since 2003. Contested Leeds North East in 2005.
portraitFabian Hamilton(Labour) born 1955, London. Educated at Brentwood School and York University. Former graphic designer and computer systems consultant. Member of Leeds City Council 1987-1998. Contested Leeds North East 1992. Elected as MP for Leeds North East in 1997 (more information at They work for you)
portraitAquila Choudhry (Liberal Democrat) Executive Director of People in Action.
portraitWarren Hendon (UKIP) Born 1964. Educated at Ponteland High and Nottingham University. Chartered engineer.
portraitTom Redmond (BNP)
portraitCelia Foote (Alliance for Green Socialism) Teacher. Former Labour party member. Contested Leeds North East 2001 for Left Alliance, 2005 for the Alliance for Green Socialism, Yorkshire and Humberside 2009 European election for No2EU.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 87871
Male: 47.5%
Female: 52.5%
Under 18: 23%
Over 60: 21.3%
Born outside UK: 12.8%
White: 81.3%
Black: 4.6%
Asian: 10.2%
Mixed: 2.6%
Other: 1.3%
Christian: 58.1%
Hindu: 1.1%
Jewish: 7%
Muslim: 5.5%
Sikh: 3.7%
Full time students: 5.1%
Graduates 16-74: 32.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 23.6%
Owner-Occupied: 70%
Social Housing: 18.3% (Council: 12.9%, Housing Ass.: 5.4%)
Privately Rented: 8.5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 16.5%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. It will be replaced by a new guide in 2013, once the fate of the boundary review is finally settled.