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Morley and Outwood

2010 Results:
Conservative: 17264 (35.34%)
Labour: 18365 (37.59%)
Liberal Democrat: 8186 (16.76%)
BNP: 3535 (7.24%)
UKIP: 1506 (3.08%)
Majority: 1101 (2.25%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 19956 (50.2%)
Conservative: 10172 (25.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 4030 (10.1%)
Other: 5570 (14%)
Majority: 9784 (24.6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 8227 (19.4%)
Labour: 20570 (48.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 6819 (16%)
BNP: 2271 (5.3%)
Other: 4608 (10.8%)
Majority: 12343 (29%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 9829 (25.6%)
Labour: 21919 (57%)
Liberal Democrat: 5446 (14.2%)
UKIP: 1248 (3.2%)
Majority: 12090 (31.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 12086 (26.3%)
Labour: 26836 (58.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 5087 (11.1%)
Referendum: 1359 (3%)
Other: 529 (1.2%)
Majority: 14750 (32.1%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Ed Balls (Labour) born 1967, Norwich. Educated at Nottingham High School and Oxford University. Former financial journalist and close advisor to Gordon Brown as Shadow Chancellor and Chancellor, he was a close ally of Gordon Brown during his premiership. Economic Secretary to the Treasury 2006-2007, Secretary of State for Children and Schools 2007-2010. Shadow home secretary 2010-2011, shadow chancellor since 2011. Elected as MP for Normanton in 2005, his seat was abolished in the boundary review, despite legal attempts to have the boundary commission recommendations overturned. In March 2007 he was selected to fight the Morley & Outwood seat in place of the retiring Colin Challen. Unsuccessfully ran for the Labour leadership in 2010. Balls is married to Yvette Cooper, the MP for Pontefract and Castleford.

2010 election candidates:
portraitAntony Calvert (Conservative) Wakefield councillor 2004-2007. Partner at Curtin & Co, a public affairs and community consultation company.
portraitEd Balls (Labour) born 1967, Norwich. Educated at Nottingham High School and Oxford University. Former financial journalist and close advisor to Gordon Brown as Shadow Chancellor and Chancellor, he remains a close ally of Brown. Economic Secretary to the Treasury since 2006. Elected as MP for Normanton in 2005, his seat was abolished in the boundary review, despite legal attempts to have the boundary commission recommendations overturned. In March 2007 he was selected to fight the Morley & Outwood seat in place of the retiring Colin Challen. Balls is married to Yvette Cooper, the MP for Pontefract and Castleford.
portraitJames Monaghan (Liberal Democrat) Born Wakefield. Small businessman. Leeds councillor.
portraitDavid Daniel (UKIP)
portraitChris Beverley (BNP) Educated at Leeds University. Leeds councillor since 2006. Contested Yorkshire & Humberside region in 2004, 2009 European elections. Morley and Rothwell 2005. Writes a regular column for the newspaper of the German NPD party.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 91230
Male: 48.7%
Female: 51.3%
Under 18: 22.8%
Over 60: 18.4%
Born outside UK: 2.6%
White: 97.7%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 1%
Mixed: 0.6%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 76.6%
Full time students: 1.9%
Graduates 16-74: 14.1%
No Qualifications 16-74: 32%
Owner-Occupied: 76.1%
Social Housing: 16.4% (Council: 14.7%, Housing Ass.: 1.8%)
Privately Rented: 5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 16.8%

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