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Manchester Gorton

2010 Results:
Conservative: 4224 (11.02%)
Labour: 19211 (50.13%)
Liberal Democrat: 12508 (32.64%)
Green: 1048 (2.73%)
Christian: 254 (0.66%)
TUSC: 507 (1.32%)
Others: 573 (1.5%)
Majority: 6703 (17.49%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 17022 (50.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 11509 (34.2%)
Conservative: 3725 (11.1%)
Other: 1415 (4.2%)
Majority: 5513 (16.4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 2848 (9.8%)
Labour: 15480 (53.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 9672 (33.2%)
UKIP: 783 (2.7%)
Other: 340 (1.2%)
Majority: 5808 (19.9%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 2705 (9.9%)
Labour: 17099 (62.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 5795 (21.3%)
UKIP: 462 (1.7%)
Green: 835 (3.1%)
Other: 333 (1.2%)
Majority: 11304 (41.5%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 4249 (11.7%)
Labour: 23704 (65.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 6362 (17.5%)
Referendum: 812 (2.2%)
Other: 1184 (3.3%)
Majority: 17342 (47.8%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Gerald Kaufman(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitCaroline Healy (Conservative)
portraitGerald Kaufman(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitQassim Afzal (Liberal Democrat) Born 1960, Mancester. Educated at Salford University. Former Manchester councillor. Contested Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath 2001, Manchester Gorton 2005.
portraitJustine Hall (Green) Student at Manchester University.
portraitPeter Harrison (Christian Party)
portraitKaren Reissman (TUSC)
portraitMohammed Zulfikar (Respect)
portraitTim Dobson (Pirate)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 88143
Male: 49.2%
Female: 50.8%
Under 18: 23.8%
Over 60: 14.8%
Born outside UK: 21%
White: 69.5%
Black: 5.4%
Asian: 19.2%
Mixed: 3.6%
Other: 2.3%
Christian: 52.6%
Hindu: 1.1%
Muslim: 18.2%
Sikh: 0.8%
Full time students: 21.1%
Graduates 16-74: 21%
No Qualifications 16-74: 31%
Owner-Occupied: 43.3%
Social Housing: 32% (Council: 20.5%, Housing Ass.: 11.5%)
Privately Rented: 21%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 12.9%

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