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Leicestershire South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 27000 (49.47%)
Labour: 11392 (20.87%)
Liberal Democrat: 11476 (21.03%)
BNP: 2721 (4.99%)
UKIP: 1988 (3.64%)
Majority: 15524 (28.44%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 21754 (45.2%)
Labour: 14252 (29.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 9236 (19.2%)
Other: 2874 (6%)
Majority: 7502 (15.6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 22487 (45.5%)
Labour: 14614 (29.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 9382 (19%)
BNP: 1704 (3.5%)
UKIP: 1201 (2.4%)
Majority: 7873 (15.9%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 22104 (46.4%)
Labour: 15895 (33.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 8286 (17.4%)
BNP: 1357 (2.8%)
Majority: 6209 (13%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 24564 (45.8%)
Labour: 18090 (33.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 8001 (14.9%)
Referendum: 2018 (3.8%)
Other: 920 (1.7%)
Majority: 6474 (12.1%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Andrew Robathan(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAndrew Robathan(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitSally Gimson (Labour) Born 1964, Edinburgh. Educated at St George`s School for Girls and Cambridge University. Director of Communications for a charity, and former journalist and TV producer. Married to Andrew Gimson, the Telegraph journalist and biographer of Boris Johnson.
portraitAladdin Ayesh (Liberal Democrat) Senior university lecturer.
portraitJohn Williams (UKIP)
portraitPaul Preston (BNP) Retired mechanical engineer.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 94892
Male: 49.9%
Female: 50.1%
Under 18: 23%
Over 60: 18.9%
Born outside UK: 4.3%
White: 95.9%
Black: 0.4%
Asian: 2.6%
Mixed: 0.8%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 75%
Hindu: 1.3%
Sikh: 1%
Full time students: 2.3%
Graduates 16-74: 18%
No Qualifications 16-74: 26.4%
Owner-Occupied: 85.7%
Social Housing: 9% (Council: 7.2%, Housing Ass.: 1.8%)
Privately Rented: 3.6%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 3.4%

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52 Responses to “Leicestershire South”

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  1. I was surprised to see Blaby itself only has a population of 6 to 7,000 (2001).
    It looks like a much larger village.

    It is a bit further west than I realised, and slightly closer to Leicester.
    I had wondered whether it is this constituency one travels through on the railway between London and Leicester, but perhaps that is Harborough constituency.

    The countryside here looks a bit unexciting – but I have very limited knowledge.

  2. I don’t think it is Joe. I think that’s pretty much all Harborough.

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