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Northampton South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 15917 (40.84%)
Labour: 9913 (25.43%)
Liberal Democrat: 7579 (19.44%)
UKIP: 1897 (4.87%)
Green: 363 (0.93%)
English Democrat: 618 (1.59%)
Independent: 2307 (5.92%)
Others: 384 (0.99%)
Majority: 6004 (15.41%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 16033 (42.7%)
Conservative: 14647 (39%)
Liberal Democrat: 4812 (12.8%)
Other: 2090 (5.6%)
Majority: 1386 (3.7%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 23818 (43.7%)
Labour: 19399 (35.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 8327 (15.3%)
UKIP: 1032 (1.9%)
Other: 1905 (3.5%)
Majority: 4419 (8.1%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 20997 (41.1%)
Labour: 21882 (42.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 6355 (12.5%)
UKIP: 1237 (2.4%)
Other: 558 (1.1%)
Majority: 885 (1.7%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 23470 (41.1%)
Labour: 24214 (42.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 6316 (11.1%)
Referendum: 1405 (2.5%)
Other: 1700 (3%)
Majority: 744 (1.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Brian Binley(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitBrian Binley(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitClyde Loakes (Labour) Waltham Forest councillor since 1998. Leader of Waltham Forest council since 2003.
portraitPaul Varnsverry (Liberal Democrat) Northampton councillor.
portraitJulie Hawkins (Green)
portraitDerek Clark (UKIP) Born 1933, Bristol. Retired teacher. Contested Northampton South 2001, 2005. MEP for East Midlands since 2004.
portraitKevin Sills (English Democrat)
portraitTony Clarke (Independent) born 1963, Northampton. Part-time general manager of Northampton Town FC. Labour MP for Northampton South 1997-2005. Independent Northampton councillor since 2007, resulting in his expulsion from the Labour party.
portraitLiam Costello (Scrap Members Allowances)
portraitDave Green (Northampton Save Our Public Services)
portraitKevin Willsher (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 84650
Male: 49.5%
Female: 50.5%
Under 18: 23.2%
Over 60: 17.9%
Born outside UK: 9.4%
White: 90.6%
Black: 2.5%
Asian: 4%
Mixed: 1.8%
Other: 1.1%
Christian: 66.6%
Hindu: 1.2%
Muslim: 2.8%
Full time students: 4.1%
Graduates 16-74: 16%
No Qualifications 16-74: 30.7%
Owner-Occupied: 67.6%
Social Housing: 21.4% (Council: 18%, Housing Ass.: 3.4%)
Privately Rented: 7.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.5%

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