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Northamptonshire South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 33081 (55.24%)
Labour: 10380 (17.33%)
Liberal Democrat: 12603 (21.04%)
UKIP: 2406 (4.02%)
Green: 685 (1.14%)
English Democrat: 735 (1.23%)
Majority: 20478 (34.2%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 21866 (50%)
Labour: 11249 (25.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 8362 (19.1%)
Other: 2227 (5.1%)
Majority: 10617 (24.3%)

New seat:

Profile: Rural and sparsely populated seat south of Northamptonshire, though it is a site of planned housing development. The largest towns are Brackley and Towcester, both traditional market towns. Towcester, the administrative centre for South Northamptonshire council, is best known for its race course and the seat also contains part of Silverstone race course, which straddles the Northamptonshire/Buckinghamshire border and provides a centre for high tech industry (two F1 teams have their bases within the constituency).

To the south the constituency stretches close to the outskirts of Milton Keynes, taking in nearby villages like Old Stratford and Cosgrove, while to the north it includes villages like Wootton and Hardingstone which have become affluent suburbs of Northampton itself. The seat should be safely Conservative.

portraitCurrent MP: Andrea Leadsom (Conservative)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAndrea Leadsom (Conservative)
portraitMatthew May (Labour)
portraitScott Collins (Liberal Democrat)
portraitMarcus Rock (Green)
portraitBarry Mahoney (UKIP)
portraitTony Tappy (English Democrat)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 94866
Male: 49.8%
Female: 50.2%
Under 18: 24.6%
Over 60: 16.6%
Born outside UK: 5.5%
White: 97.2%
Black: 0.5%
Asian: 1%
Mixed: 0.8%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 76.1%
Full time students: 1.9%
Graduates 16-74: 22.2%
No Qualifications 16-74: 21.4%
Owner-Occupied: 81%
Social Housing: 9.8% (Council: 8.2%, Housing Ass.: 1.6%)
Privately Rented: 6.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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