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Portsmouth North

2010 Results:
Conservative: 19533 (44.27%)
Labour: 12244 (27.75%)
Liberal Democrat: 8874 (20.11%)
UKIP: 1812 (4.11%)
Green: 461 (1.04%)
English Democrat: 1040 (2.36%)
TUSC: 154 (0.35%)
Majority: 7289 (16.52%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 15542 (38.3%)
Labour: 15474 (38.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 8134 (20.1%)
Other: 1408 (3.5%)
Majority: 68 (0.2%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 14273 (37.8%)
Labour: 15412 (40.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 6684 (17.7%)
UKIP: 1348 (3.6%)
Majority: 1139 (3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 13542 (36.7%)
Labour: 18676 (50.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 3795 (10.3%)
UKIP: 559 (1.5%)
Other: 294 (0.8%)
Majority: 5134 (13.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 17016 (37.6%)
Labour: 21339 (47.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 4788 (10.6%)
Referendum: 1757 (3.9%)
Other: 370 (0.8%)
Majority: 4323 (9.5%)

Boundary changes:

Profile: Note that Rallings & Thrasher`s notional figures have Portsmouth North as a Labour seat, so the mainstream media will treat this as a Labour held seat at the next election.

portraitCurrent MP: Penny Mordaunt (Conservative) Born 1973. Educated at Oaklands RC Comprehensive and Reading University. Runs a media company. Contested Portsmouth North 2005.

2010 election candidates:
portraitPenny Mordaunt (Conservative) Born 1973. Educated at Oaklands RC Comprehensive and Reading University. Runs a media company. Contested Portsmouth North 2005.
portraitSarah McCarthy-Fry (Labour) Born 1955, Portsmouth. Educated at Portsmouth High School. Prior to her election worked as a chartered accountant. Portsmouth councillor 1994-2002. MP for Portsmouth North since 2005. PPS to John Healey 2006-2007, to Geoff Hoon 2007-2008. Parliamentary Under secretary for Children, Schools and Family 2008-2009. Briefly moved to the Department for Communities in June 2009 before becoming Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury a week later following Kitty Usher`s resignation (more information at They work for you)
portraitDarren Sanders (Liberal Democrat) born 1971. Educated at Cambridge University. Lambeth councillor since 2002. Contested Portsmouth North 2001, Streatham 2005.
portraitIain Maclennan (Green) Born 1958, Portsmouth. Educated at Christ`s Hospital and Manchester University. Public health consultant, NHS Hampshire, and former GP and Royal Navy medical officer.
portraitMike Fitzgerald (UKIP) Born 1968. Educated at Oaklands RC Comprehensive, Welbeck College (Army), Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Hull University and the College of Law. International Business Manager for Global IT company.
portraitDavid Knight (English Democrat) Contested South East region in 2009 European elections.
portraitMick Tosh (TUSC) Former RMT executive member.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 94532
Male: 48.9%
Female: 51.1%
Under 18: 24.7%
Over 60: 19.7%
Born outside UK: 4.9%
White: 96.9%
Black: 0.3%
Asian: 1.2%
Mixed: 0.7%
Other: 0.9%
Christian: 72.3%
Muslim: 1%
Full time students: 3.2%
Graduates 16-74: 13.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 30.6%
Owner-Occupied: 73.8%
Social Housing: 16% (Council: 11.6%, Housing Ass.: 4.4%)
Privately Rented: 6.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 20.4%

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