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Macclesfield

2010 Results:
Conservative: 23503 (46.95%)
Labour: 10164 (20.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 11544 (23.06%)
UKIP: 1418 (2.83%)
Green: 840 (1.68%)
Others: 2590 (5.17%)
Majority: 11959 (23.89%)

2005 Results:
Conservative: 22628 (49.6%)
Labour: 13227 (29%)
Liberal Democrat: 8918 (19.5%)
Other: 848 (1.9%)
Majority: 9401 (20.6%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 22284 (48.9%)
Labour: 15084 (33.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 8217 (18%)
Majority: 7200 (15.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 26888 (49.6%)
Labour: 18234 (33.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 9075 (16.7%)
Majority: 8654 (16%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: David Rutley (Conservative) born 1961. Educated at Lewes Priory School and LSE. Director at Asda. Contested St Albans 1997

2010 election candidates:
portraitDavid Rutley (Conservative) born 1961. Educated at Lewes Priory School and LSE. Director at Asda. Contested St Albans 1997
portraitAdrian Heald (Labour) Consultant physician.
portraitRoger Barlow (Liberal Democrat) Professor of particle physics. Was selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Tatton in 1997, but withdrew in favour of Martin Bell. Contested Warrington South 2001, Halton 2005.
portraitJohn Knight (Green) Educated at the Open University. Trade union research officer.
portraitJacqueline Smith (UKIP)
portraitBrendan Murphy (Independent) Born West Ham. Educated at Salesian College and Manchester University. Runs a research consultancy. Formerly worked in the NHS and local govt. Former Macclesfield councillor for the Conservative party.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 90444
Male: 48.5%
Female: 51.5%
Under 18: 21.7%
Over 60: 22.3%
Born outside UK: 3.7%
White: 98.6%
Asian: 0.4%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 79.7%
Full time students: 2.3%
Graduates 16-74: 26.1%
No Qualifications 16-74: 22.4%
Owner-Occupied: 78.6%
Social Housing: 12.4% (Council: 9.5%, Housing Ass.: 2.8%)
Privately Rented: 6.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5.8%

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