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Maldon

2010 Results:
Conservative: 28661 (59.84%)
Labour: 6070 (12.67%)
Liberal Democrat: 9254 (19.32%)
BNP: 1464 (3.06%)
UKIP: 2446 (5.11%)
Majority: 19407 (40.52%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 23371 (58.1%)
Labour: 9146 (22.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 5796 (14.4%)
Other: 1923 (4.8%)
Majority: 14225 (35.4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 23732 (51.5%)
Labour: 11159 (24.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 9270 (20.1%)
UKIP: 1930 (4.2%)
Majority: 12573 (27.3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 21719 (49.2%)
Labour: 13257 (30.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 7002 (15.9%)
UKIP: 1135 (2.6%)
Green: 987 (2.2%)
Majority: 8462 (19.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 24524 (48.7%)
Labour: 14485 (28.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 9758 (19.4%)
Other: 1620 (3.2%)
Majority: 10039 (19.9%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: John Whittingdale(Conservative) born 1959, Sherborne, Dorset. Educated at Winchester and University College London. Former correspondence secretary to Margaret Thatcher as leader of the oppostion, then CRD researcher, special advisor and finally political secretary to Thatcher from 1989-1992. Awarded the OBE in Mrs Thatcher`s resignation honours. First elected as MP for Colchester South and Maldon 1992. PPS to Eric Forth 1994-1996, opposition whip 1997-1998, treasury spokesman 1998-1999, PPS to William Hague 1999-2001, shadow trade and industry spokesman 2001-2002, shadow culture media and sport 2002-2003, agriculture spokesman 2003-2005 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJohn Whittingdale(Conservative) born 1959, Sherborne, Dorset. Educated at Winchester and University College London. Former correspondence secretary to Margaret Thatcher as leader of the oppostion, then CRD researcher, special advisor and finally political secretary to Thatcher from 1989-1992. Awarded the OBE in Mrs Thatcher`s resignation honours. First elected as MP for Colchester South and Maldon 1992. PPS to Eric Forth 1994-1996, opposition whip 1997-1998, treasury spokesman 1998-1999, PPS to William Hague 1999-2001, shadow trade and industry spokesman 2001-2002, shadow culture media and sport 2002-2003, agriculture spokesman 2003-2005 (more information at They work for you)
portraitSwatantra Nandanwar (Labour) Lecturer. Basildon councillor. Former Essex county councillor. Contested Saffron Walden 2005.
portraitElfreda Tealby-Watson (Liberal Democrat)
portraitJesse Pryke (UKIP)
portraitLen Blain (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 86597
Male: 49.6%
Female: 50.4%
Under 18: 23.4%
Over 60: 19.6%
Born outside UK: 3.6%
White: 98.2%
Black: 0.3%
Asian: 0.5%
Mixed: 0.6%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 75.9%
Full time students: 1.9%
Graduates 16-74: 17%
No Qualifications 16-74: 25.8%
Owner-Occupied: 82.4%
Social Housing: 9.9% (Council: 2.4%, Housing Ass.: 7.6%)
Privately Rented: 5.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.8%

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.