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Leeds West

2010 Results:
Conservative: 7641 (19.72%)
Labour: 16389 (42.29%)
Liberal Democrat: 9373 (24.19%)
BNP: 2377 (6.13%)
UKIP: 1140 (2.94%)
Green: 1832 (4.73%)
Majority: 7016 (18.1%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 20132 (56.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 6072 (17.1%)
Conservative: 4894 (13.8%)
Other: 4344 (12.3%)
Majority: 14060 (39.7%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 4807 (14.3%)
Labour: 18704 (55.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 5894 (17.5%)
BNP: 1166 (3.5%)
Green: 2519 (7.5%)
UKIP: 628 (1.9%)
Majority: 12810 (38%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 5008 (15.6%)
Labour: 19943 (62.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 3350 (10.4%)
Plaid Cymru: 758 (2.4%)
UKIP: 2573 (8%)
Other: 462 (1.4%)
Majority: 14935 (46.5%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 7048 (17.5%)
Labour: 26819 (66.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 3622 (9%)
Referendum: 1210 (3%)
Other: 1521 (3.8%)
Majority: 19771 (49.2%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Rachel Reeves (Labour) born 1979. Educated at Cator Park School and Oxford University. Bank of England economist. Contested Bromley and Chislehurst in 2005 and in 2006 by-election.

2010 election candidates:
portraitJoe Marjoram (Conservative) Leeds councillor.
portraitRachel Reeves (Labour) born 1979. Educated at Cator Park School and Oxford University. Bank of England economist. Contested Bromley and Chislehurst in 2005 and in 2006 by-election.
portraitRuth Coleman (Liberal Democrat) born 1947. Educated at York University. Local government consultant, formerly a teacher and researcher for Pady Ashdown. North Wiltshire councillor 1991-2007. Leader of North Wiltshire council 1994-1999 and 2003-2005. Contested South West region in 2004 European elections Contested Leeds Central 2005
portraitDavid Blackburn (Green) Leeds councillor since 1998.
portraitJeff Miles (UKIP)
portraitJoanna Beverley (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 90874
Male: 48.6%
Female: 51.4%
Under 18: 22.5%
Over 60: 18.9%
Born outside UK: 4.9%
White: 94.5%
Black: 0.7%
Asian: 3%
Mixed: 1.3%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 66.9%
Hindu: 0.7%
Muslim: 1.8%
Sikh: 0.6%
Full time students: 6.7%
Graduates 16-74: 15.2%
No Qualifications 16-74: 35.9%
Owner-Occupied: 56.4%
Social Housing: 32.2% (Council: 28.4%, Housing Ass.: 3.7%)
Privately Rented: 7.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 29.2%

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