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Manchester Central

2010 Results:
Conservative: 4704 (11.78%)
Labour: 21059 (52.74%)
Liberal Democrat: 10620 (26.6%)
BNP: 1636 (4.1%)
UKIP: 607 (1.52%)
Green: 915 (2.29%)
Socialist Labour: 153 (0.38%)
Independent: 120 (0.3%)
Others: 113 (0.28%)
Majority: 10439 (26.14%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 18291 (63.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 5566 (19.3%)
Conservative: 2530 (8.8%)
Other: 2484 (8.6%)
Majority: 12725 (44.1%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 2504 (8.6%)
Labour: 16993 (58.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 7217 (24.7%)
Green: 1292 (4.4%)
UKIP: 272 (0.9%)
Other: 986 (3.4%)
Majority: 9776 (33.4%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 2328 (9%)
Labour: 17812 (68.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 4070 (15.7%)
Green: 1018 (3.9%)
Other: 700 (2.7%)
Majority: 13742 (53%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 3964 (11.8%)
Labour: 23803 (71%)
Liberal Democrat: 4121 (12.3%)
Referendum: 742 (2.2%)
Other: 907 (2.7%)
Majority: 19682 (58.7%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Tony Lloyd(Labour) born 1950, Barton-upon-Irwell. Educated at Stretford Grammar School and Nottingham University. Former university lecturer. Trafford councillor 17979-1984. First elected as MP for Stretford in 1983. Opposition whip 1986-1987, transport spokesman 1987-1988, employment spokesman 1988-1992, education spokesman 1992-1994, environment 1994-1995, foreign affairs spokesman 1995-1997. Minister of State at the Foreign Office from 1997-1999, he subsequently become a prominent backbench rebel on issues like Iraq, detention of terrorist suspects and tuition fees. Chair of the Parliamentary Labour party since 2006 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitSuhail Rahuja (Conservative) Educated at Oxford university. Financial analyst. Westminster councillor.
portraitTony Lloyd(Labour) born 1950, Barton-upon-Irwell. Educated at Stretford Grammar School and Nottingham University. Former university lecturer. Trafford councillor 17979-1984. First elected as MP for Stretford in 1983. Opposition whip 1986-1987, transport spokesman 1987-1988, employment spokesman 1988-1992, education spokesman 1992-1994, environment 1994-1995, foreign affairs spokesman 1995-1997. Minister of State at the Foreign Office from 1997-1999, he subsequently become a prominent backbench rebel on issues like Iraq, detention of terrorist suspects and tuition fees. Chair of the Parliamentary Labour party since 2006 (more information at They work for you)
portraitMarc Ramsbottom (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Manchester Polytechnic. Employment Tribunal Advocate. Manchester councillor since 2000. Contested Manchester Central 2005.
portraitGayle O`Donovan (Green) Born Limerick, Ireland. Educated at St Patricks College Carlow and Manchester University. Cycle trainer.
portraitNicola Weatherill (UKIP)
portraitTony Trebilcock (BNP)
portraitRon Sinclair (Socialist Labour)
portraitRobert Skelton (Socialist Equality) Born Manchester. Full time carer.
portraitJonty Leff (Workers Revolutionary)
portraitJohn Cartwright (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 88900
Male: 49.7%
Female: 50.3%
Under 18: 23.4%
Over 60: 16.4%
Born outside UK: 17.2%
White: 78.4%
Black: 9.2%
Asian: 4.8%
Mixed: 3.8%
Other: 3.8%
Christian: 64.6%
Hindu: 0.7%
Muslim: 6%
Full time students: 17.3%
Graduates 16-74: 17.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 37.6%
Owner-Occupied: 31.5%
Social Housing: 50.6% (Council: 36.4%, Housing Ass.: 14.1%)
Privately Rented: 13.6%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 9.4%

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