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Pontypridd

2010 Results:
Conservative: 5932 (16.18%)
Labour: 14220 (38.78%)
Liberal Democrat: 11435 (31.18%)
Plaid Cymru: 2673 (7.29%)
UKIP: 1229 (3.35%)
Green: 361 (0.98%)
Christian: 365 (1%)
Socialist Labour: 456 (1.24%)
Majority: 2785 (7.6%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 18444 (55.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 6558 (19.7%)
Plaid Cymru: 3737 (11.2%)
Conservative: 3567 (10.7%)
Other: 1063 (3.2%)
Majority: 11886 (35.6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 5321 (13.4%)
Labour: 20919 (52.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 7728 (19.5%)
Plaid Cymru: 4420 (11.2%)
UKIP: 1013 (2.6%)
Other: 233 (0.6%)
Majority: 13191 (33.3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 5096 (13.3%)
Labour: 22963 (59.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 4152 (10.8%)
Plaid Cymru: 5279 (13.8%)
UKIP: 603 (1.6%)
Other: 216 (0.6%)
Majority: 17684 (46.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 5910 (12.9%)
Labour: 29290 (63.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 6161 (13.4%)
Plaid Cymru: 2977 (6.5%)
Referendum: 874 (1.9%)
Other: 643 (1.4%)
Majority: 23129 (50.4%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Owen Smith (Labour)

2010 election candidates:
portraitLee Gonzalez (Conservative)
portraitOwen Smith (Labour)
portraitMike Powell (Liberal Democrat)
portraitIoan Bellin (Plaid Cymru)
portraitJohn Matthews (Green)
portraitDavid Bevan (UKIP)
portraitDonald Watson (Christian Party)
portraitSimon Parsons (Socialist Labour)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 76751
Male: 48.8%
Female: 51.2%
Under 18: 22.2%
Over 60: 19.5%
Born outside UK: 2.9%
White: 98.4%
Asian: 0.5%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 65.7%
Full time students: 7.9%
Graduates 16-74: 17.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 32.6%
Owner-Occupied: 77.4%
Social Housing: 13.4% (Council: 9.1%, Housing Ass.: 4.3%)
Privately Rented: 6%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.1%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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