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Maidstone and the Weald

2010 Results:
Conservative: 23491 (48.01%)
Labour: 4769 (9.75%)
Liberal Democrat: 17602 (35.98%)
UKIP: 1637 (3.35%)
Green: 655 (1.34%)
Christian: 131 (0.27%)
Others: 643 (1.31%)
Majority: 5889 (12.03%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 22118 (50.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 10324 (23.6%)
Labour: 9992 (22.8%)
Other: 1342 (3.1%)
Majority: 11793 (26.9%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 25670 (52.7%)
Labour: 10814 (22.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 10808 (22.2%)
UKIP: 1463 (3%)
Majority: 14856 (30.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 22621 (49.6%)
Labour: 12303 (27%)
Liberal Democrat: 9064 (19.9%)
UKIP: 978 (2.1%)
Other: 611 (1.3%)
Majority: 10318 (22.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 23657 (44.1%)
Labour: 14054 (26.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 11986 (22.4%)
Referendum: 1998 (3.7%)
Other: 1913 (3.6%)
Majority: 9603 (17.9%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Helen Grant (Conservative) born London. Educated at the University of Hull. Solicitor and owner of a Croydon legal practice.

2010 election candidates:
portraitHelen Grant (Conservative) born London. Educated at the University of Hull. Solicitor and owner of a Croydon legal practice.
portraitRav Seeruthun (Labour) born Redhill. General Practioner.
portraitPeter Carroll (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Manchester University. Former research scientist and RAF officer, now owns a haulage company. Shepway councillor. Contested Folkestone and Hythe 2001, 2005. Was a leading figure in 2008 fuel protests.
portraitStuart Jeffery (Green) Qualified nurse and NHS manager.
portraitGareth Kendal (UKIP)
portraitHeidi Simmonds (Christian Party)
portraitGary Butler (National Front)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 88839
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Under 18: 22.2%
Over 60: 20.9%
Born outside UK: 6.1%
White: 96.9%
Black: 0.3%
Asian: 1.3%
Mixed: 0.8%
Other: 0.6%
Christian: 75.4%
Hindu: 0.6%
Muslim: 0.7%
Full time students: 3%
Graduates 16-74: 19.1%
No Qualifications 16-74: 23.9%
Owner-Occupied: 77.4%
Social Housing: 11.1% (Council: 7%, Housing Ass.: 4.1%)
Privately Rented: 8.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.1%

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