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Lewisham East

2010 Results:
Conservative: 9850 (23.61%)
Labour: 17966 (43.06%)
Liberal Democrat: 11750 (28.16%)
UKIP: 771 (1.85%)
Green: 624 (1.5%)
English Democrat: 426 (1.02%)
Others: 332 (0.8%)
Majority: 6216 (14.9%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 17771 (47.3%)
Conservative: 8784 (23.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 8028 (21.4%)
Other: 2978 (7.9%)
Majority: 8987 (23.9%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 7512 (24.1%)
Labour: 14263 (45.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 6787 (21.8%)
Green: 1243 (4%)
UKIP: 697 (2.2%)
Other: 625 (2%)
Majority: 6751 (21.7%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 7157 (23.8%)
Labour: 16116 (53.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 4937 (16.4%)
UKIP: 361 (1.2%)
BNP: 1005 (3.3%)
Other: 464 (1.5%)
Majority: 8959 (29.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 9694 (25.9%)
Labour: 21821 (58.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 4178 (11.2%)
Referendum: 910 (2.4%)
Other: 805 (2.2%)
Majority: 12127 (32.4%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Heidi Alexander (Labour) Lewisham councillor since 2004.

2010 election candidates:
portraitJonathan Clamp (Conservative) born London. Senior manager for BT. Kensington and Chelsea councillor 2002-2006.
portraitHeidi Alexander (Labour) Lewisham councillor since 2004.
portraitPete Pattisson (Liberal Democrat) Journalist and teacher. Lewisham councillor.
portraitPriscilla Cotterell (Green)
portraitRoderick Reed (UKIP)
portraitJames Rose (English Democrat)
portraitGeorge Hallam (Community Need Before Private Greed)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 94123
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Under 18: 23.3%
Over 60: 17.1%
Born outside UK: 19.1%
White: 73%
Black: 17.7%
Asian: 3.9%
Mixed: 3.8%
Other: 1.6%
Christian: 64.3%
Hindu: 1.9%
Muslim: 3.8%
Full time students: 4.8%
Graduates 16-74: 26.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 25.4%
Owner-Occupied: 58.6%
Social Housing: 28.8% (Council: 22.4%, Housing Ass.: 6.5%)
Privately Rented: 10.6%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 10.2%

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