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New Forest West

2010 Results:
Conservative: 27980 (58.82%)
Labour: 4666 (9.81%)
Liberal Democrat: 11084 (23.3%)
UKIP: 2783 (5.85%)
Green: 1059 (2.23%)
Majority: 16896 (35.52%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 24448 (55.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 8463 (19.3%)
Labour: 7371 (16.8%)
Other: 3601 (8.2%)
Majority: 15985 (36.4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 26004 (56.4%)
Labour: 7590 (16.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 8719 (18.9%)
Green: 1837 (4%)
UKIP: 1917 (4.2%)
Majority: 17285 (37.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 24575 (55.7%)
Labour: 6481 (14.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 11384 (25.8%)
UKIP: 1647 (3.7%)
Majority: 13191 (29.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 25149 (50.6%)
Labour: 7092 (14.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 13817 (27.8%)
Referendum: 2150 (4.3%)
Other: 1542 (3.1%)
Majority: 11332 (22.8%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Desmond Swayne(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitDesmond Swayne(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitJanice Hurne (Labour) born Kent. Lecturer at Bournemouth university. Former Bournemouth councillor. Contested New Forest West 2005
portraitMike Plummer (Liberal Democrat) Contested Hampshire North East 2001, Poole 2005.
portraitJanet Richards (Green) Runs a community farm. Contested New Forest West 2005.
portraitMartin Lyon (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 79860
Male: 46.9%
Female: 53.1%
Under 18: 18.7%
Over 60: 34.1%
Born outside UK: 5.1%
White: 99%
Asian: 0.2%
Mixed: 0.4%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 79.2%
Full time students: 2%
Graduates 16-74: 20%
No Qualifications 16-74: 26.1%
Owner-Occupied: 80.5%
Social Housing: 9.5% (Council: 6.9%, Housing Ass.: 2.5%)
Privately Rented: 6.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.6%

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