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Leicester West

2010 Results:
Conservative: 9728 (27.16%)
Labour: 13745 (38.37%)
Liberal Democrat: 8107 (22.63%)
BNP: 2158 (6.02%)
UKIP: 883 (2.47%)
Green: 639 (1.78%)
TUSC: 157 (0.44%)
Independent: 289 (0.81%)
Others: 113 (0.32%)
Majority: 4017 (11.21%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 15126 (48.8%)
Conservative: 7880 (25.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 5911 (19.1%)
Other: 2090 (6.7%)
Majority: 7246 (23.4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 8114 (24.4%)
Labour: 17184 (51.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 5803 (17.5%)
Green: 1571 (4.7%)
Other: 552 (1.7%)
Majority: 9070 (27.3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 8375 (25.2%)
Labour: 18014 (54.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5085 (15.3%)
Green: 1074 (3.2%)
Other: 671 (2%)
Majority: 9639 (29%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 9716 (23.7%)
Labour: 22580 (55.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5795 (14.2%)
Referendum: 970 (2.4%)
Other: 1853 (4.5%)
Majority: 12864 (31.4%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Liz Kendall (Labour) Former Director of the Ambulance Service Network and former special advisor to Patricia Hewitt

2010 election candidates:
portraitCelia Harvey (Conservative) Territorial army officer.
portraitLiz Kendall (Labour) Former Director of the Ambulance Service Network and former special advisor to Patricia Hewitt
portraitPeter Coley (Liberal Democrat) Born Leicester. Educated at Gateway Grammar School. BT Project manager. Leicester councillor since 1992. Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Leicester council since 2007.
portraitGeoff Forse (Green)
portraitStephen Ingall (UKIP)
portraitGary Reynolds (BNP) Born Braunstone. Educated at King Richard III school. Electrician.
portraitSteve Score (TUSC) Contested Leicester West 2001 for Socialist Alliance, 2005 for Socialist Alternative.
portraitShaun Dyer (Pirate) Born 1983, Bury. Educated at All Saints RC High and De Montfort University. IT Auditor.
portraitDavid Bowley (Independent)
portraitSteven Huggins (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 88467
Male: 47.8%
Female: 52.2%
Under 18: 25.2%
Over 60: 17.4%
Born outside UK: 11.8%
White: 83.2%
Black: 2.5%
Asian: 11%
Mixed: 2.6%
Other: 0.7%
Christian: 55.5%
Hindu: 6.3%
Muslim: 2.5%
Sikh: 2.3%
Full time students: 7.3%
Graduates 16-74: 14.8%
No Qualifications 16-74: 38.9%
Owner-Occupied: 53.7%
Social Housing: 33.3% (Council: 26.9%, Housing Ass.: 6.4%)
Privately Rented: 10.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 9.4%

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.