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Newark

2010 Results:
Conservative: 27590 (53.86%)
Labour: 11438 (22.33%)
Liberal Democrat: 10246 (20%)
UKIP: 1954 (3.81%)
Majority: 16152 (31.53%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 23286 (52.7%)
Labour: 11820 (26.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 7593 (17.2%)
Other: 1474 (3.3%)
Majority: 11466 (26%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 21946 (48%)
Labour: 15482 (33.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 7276 (15.9%)
UKIP: 992 (2.2%)
Majority: 6464 (14.1%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 20983 (46.5%)
Labour: 16910 (37.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 5970 (13.2%)
Other: 1284 (2.8%)
Majority: 4073 (9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 20480 (39.4%)
Labour: 23496 (45.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5960 (11.5%)
Referendum: 2035 (3.9%)
Majority: 3016 (5.8%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Patrick Mercer(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitPatrick Mercer(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitIan Campbell (Labour)
portraitPauline Jenkins (Liberal Democrat)
portraitTom Irvine (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 90752
Male: 49.3%
Female: 50.7%
Under 18: 21.9%
Over 60: 22.5%
Born outside UK: 3.6%
White: 98.2%
Black: 0.4%
Asian: 0.5%
Mixed: 0.6%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 78.7%
Full time students: 2.1%
Graduates 16-74: 19.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 27.9%
Owner-Occupied: 75.8%
Social Housing: 14% (Council: 11.8%, Housing Ass.: 2.1%)
Privately Rented: 6.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5.1%

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