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Poole

2010 Results:
Conservative: 22532 (47.5%)
Labour: 6041 (12.74%)
Liberal Democrat: 14991 (31.6%)
BNP: 1188 (2.5%)
UKIP: 2507 (5.29%)
Independent: 177 (0.37%)
Majority: 7541 (15.9%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 18285 (43.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 12245 (29.2%)
Labour: 9432 (22.5%)
Other: 1985 (4.7%)
Majority: 6040 (14.4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 17571 (43.4%)
Labour: 9376 (23.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 11583 (28.6%)
BNP: 547 (1.4%)
UKIP: 1436 (3.5%)
Majority: 5988 (14.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 17710 (45.1%)
Labour: 10544 (26.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 10011 (25.5%)
UKIP: 968 (2.5%)
Majority: 7166 (18.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 19726 (42.1%)
Labour: 10100 (21.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 14428 (30.8%)
Referendum: 1932 (4.1%)
Other: 624 (1.3%)
Majority: 5298 (11.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Robert Syms(Conservative) born 1956, Chippenham. Educated at Colstons School, Bristol. Company director. Former leader of North Wiltshire District council (1984-1987) and Wiltshire county councillor (1985-1993). Contested Walsall North 1992. First elected as MP for Poole 1997. Environment spokesman 1999-2001, vice-chairman of the Conservative party 2001-2005, opposition whip 2003-2005, shadow local government minister 2003-2007 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitRobert Syms(Conservative) born 1956, Chippenham. Educated at Colstons School, Bristol. Company director. Former leader of North Wiltshire District council (1984-1987) and Wiltshire county councillor (1985-1993). Contested Walsall North 1992. First elected as MP for Poole 1997. Environment spokesman 1999-2001, vice-chairman of the Conservative party 2001-2005, opposition whip 2003-2005, shadow local government minister 2003-2007 (more information at They work for you)
portraitJason Sanderson (Labour) Former Poole councillor.
portraitPhilip Eades (Liberal Democrat)
portraitNick Wellstead (UKIP)
portraitDavid Holmes (BNP)
portraitIan Northover (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 86026
Male: 47.4%
Female: 52.6%
Under 18: 19.3%
Over 60: 27.9%
Born outside UK: 5.5%
White: 98.2%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.6%
Mixed: 0.7%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 73.9%
Full time students: 2%
Graduates 16-74: 17.1%
No Qualifications 16-74: 27.6%
Owner-Occupied: 77.5%
Social Housing: 10.9% (Council: 8.1%, Housing Ass.: 2.8%)
Privately Rented: 9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.2%

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