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Midlothian

2010 Results:
Conservative: 4661 (11.88%)
Labour: 18449 (47.01%)
Liberal Democrat: 6711 (17.1%)
SNP: 8100 (20.64%)
UKIP: 364 (0.93%)
Green: 595 (1.52%)
TUSC: 166 (0.42%)
Independent: 196 (0.5%)
Majority: 10349 (26.37%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 17153 (45.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 9888 (26.2%)
SNP: 6400 (17%)
Conservative: 3537 (9.4%)
Other: 726 (1.9%)
Majority: 7265 (19.3%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 election.

2001 Result
Conservative: 2748 (9.6%)
Labour: 15145 (52.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 3686 (12.8%)
SNP: 6131 (21.3%)
Other: 1014 (3.5%)
Majority: 9014 (31.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 3842 (10.9%)
Labour: 18861 (53.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 3235 (9.2%)
SNP: 8991 (25.5%)
Referendum: 320 (0.9%)
Majority: 9870 (28%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: David Hamilton(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJames Callander (Conservative)
portraitDavid Hamilton(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitRoss Laird (Liberal Democrat) born 1971. Educated at Auchmuty High School and Glasgow University. Director of a public affairs company. Haringey councillor 2000-2004, Lib Dem group leader 2002-2004. Contested Central Fife 1997, Midlothian 2007 Scottish election.
portraitColin Beattie (SNP)
portraitIan Baxter (Green)
portraitGordon Norrie (UKIP)
portraitWillie Duncan (TUSC)
portraitGeorge McCleery (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 80941
Male: 47.8%
Female: 52.2%
Under 18: 24.7%
Over 60: 20.2%
Born outside UK: 2.6%
White: 99.1%
Asian: 0.4%
Mixed: 0.2%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 60.2%
Graduates 16-74: 15.4%
No Qualifications 16-74: 35.4%
Owner-Occupied: 63.5%
Social Housing: 30% (Council: 23.2%, Housing Ass.: 6.8%)
Privately Rented: 4.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 2.8%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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.