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North Dorset

2010 Results:
Conservative: 27640 (51.05%)
Labour: 2910 (5.37%)
Liberal Democrat: 20015 (36.97%)
UKIP: 2812 (5.19%)
Green: 546 (1.01%)
Monster Raving Loony: 218 (0.4%)
Majority: 7625 (14.08%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 21911 (46.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 18001 (38.1%)
Labour: 4663 (9.9%)
Other: 2690 (5.7%)
Majority: 3910 (8.3%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 23714 (44.9%)
Labour: 4596 (8.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 21470 (40.7%)
Green: 1117 (2.1%)
UKIP: 1918 (3.6%)
Majority: 2244 (4.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 22314 (46.7%)
Labour: 5334 (11.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 18517 (38.7%)
UKIP: 1019 (2.1%)
Other: 637 (1.3%)
Majority: 3797 (7.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 23294 (44.3%)
Labour: 5380 (10.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 20548 (39.1%)
Referendum: 2564 (4.9%)
Other: 801 (1.5%)
Majority: 2746 (5.2%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Robert Walter(Conservative) born 1948, Swansea. Educated at Lord Weymouth School and Aston University. Former farmer and international banker. First elected as MP for North Dorset 1997. Welsh spokesman from 1999-2001. A pro-European supporter of Ken Clarke and member of the Council of Europe`s Parliamentary Assembly, he was an opponent of the Iraq war (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitRobert Walter(Conservative) born 1948, Swansea. Educated at Lord Weymouth School and Aston University. Former farmer and international banker. First elected as MP for North Dorset 1997. Welsh spokesman from 1999-2001. A pro-European supporter of Ken Clarke and member of the Council of Europe`s Parliamentary Assembly, he was an opponent of the Iraq war (more information at They work for you)
portraitMike Bunney (Labour)
portraitEmily Gasson (Liberal Democrat) born 1970. Educated at Frensham Heights, Durham and Oxford Universities. Solicitor. Contested Regents Park and Kensington North in 1997, Dorset North in 2001 and 2005. Married to Lib Dem MP Ed Davey.
portraitAnna Hayball (Green)
portraitJeremy Nieboer (UKIP) Born 1940. Educated at Harrow and Oxford University. Solicitor, acted as lead solicitor on the judicial review of the government`s decision to ratify the Maastricht treaty in 1993. Contested Mid Sussex 1979 for the Liberal party.
portraitRoger Monksummers (Official Monster Raving Loony)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 87813
Male: 49.3%
Female: 50.7%
Under 18: 22.6%
Over 60: 25.3%
Born outside UK: 5.3%
White: 98.8%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 78.4%
Full time students: 1.6%
Graduates 16-74: 18.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 24.5%
Owner-Occupied: 75.3%
Social Housing: 12.3% (Council: 0.7%, Housing Ass.: 11.6%)
Privately Rented: 7.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6.5%

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