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Norfolk North West

2010 Results:
Conservative: 25916 (54.22%)
Labour: 6353 (13.29%)
Liberal Democrat: 11106 (23.23%)
BNP: 1839 (3.85%)
UKIP: 1841 (3.85%)
Green: 745 (1.56%)
Majority: 14810 (30.99%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 21567 (49.9%)
Labour: 13711 (31.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 6300 (14.6%)
Other: 1609 (3.7%)
Majority: 7856 (18.2%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 25471 (50.3%)
Labour: 16291 (32.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 7026 (13.9%)
UKIP: 1861 (3.7%)
Majority: 9180 (18.1%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 24846 (48.5%)
Labour: 21361 (41.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 4292 (8.4%)
UKIP: 704 (1.4%)
Majority: 3485 (6.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 23911 (41.5%)
Labour: 25250 (43.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 5513 (9.6%)
Referendum: 2923 (5.1%)
Majority: 1339 (2.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Henry Bellingham(Conservative) Born 1955, Cheltenham. Educated at Eton and Cambridge University. First elected as MP for North West Norfolk 1983. PPS to Malcolm Rifking 1991-1997. He lost the seat in 1997, but was re-elected in 2001. Shadow miniser for small business 2002-2005, opposition whip 2005-2006. shadow minister for constitutional affairs 2006-2007, shadow justice minister since 2007. (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitHenry Bellingham(Conservative) Born 1955, Cheltenham. Educated at Eton and Cambridge University. First elected as MP for North West Norfolk 1983. PPS to Malcolm Rifking 1991-1997. He lost the seat in 1997, but was re-elected in 2001. Shadow miniser for small business 2002-2005, opposition whip 2005-2006. shadow minister for constitutional affairs 2006-2007, shadow justice minister since 2007. (more information at They work for you)
portraitManish Sood (Labour) Teacher and lecturer. Leicester councillor.
portraitWilliam Summers (Liberal Democrat) Born West Norfolk. Educated at Smithdon High School and Leicester University. Works for a non-profit housing organisation.
portraitMichael de Whalley (Green) Educated at King Edward VII School, Kings Lynn. Formerly served in Iraq with the Royal Auxiluiary Air Force.
portraitJohn Gray (UKIP)
portraitDavid Fleming (BNP) Former Cynon Borough councillor. Contested Eastern region in 2009 European elections.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 89546
Male: 48.2%
Female: 51.8%
Under 18: 20.3%
Over 60: 27.9%
Born outside UK: 3.7%
White: 98.6%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.4%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 77.6%
Full time students: 1.7%
Graduates 16-74: 13.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 35.6%
Owner-Occupied: 70.4%
Social Housing: 16.3% (Council: 12.8%, Housing Ass.: 3.6%)
Privately Rented: 8.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 8.2%

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.