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Portsmouth South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 13721 (33.25%)
Labour: 5640 (13.67%)
Liberal Democrat: 18921 (45.85%)
BNP: 873 (2.12%)
UKIP: 876 (2.12%)
Green: 716 (1.74%)
English Democrat: 400 (0.97%)
Others: 117 (0.28%)
Majority: 5200 (12.6%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 15597 (41.6%)
Conservative: 12416 (33.1%)
Labour: 8652 (23.1%)
Other: 868 (2.3%)
Majority: 3181 (8.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 13685 (33.9%)
Labour: 8714 (21.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 17047 (42.2%)
UKIP: 928 (2.3%)
Majority: 3362 (8.3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 11396 (29.1%)
Labour: 9361 (23.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 17490 (44.6%)
UKIP: 321 (0.8%)
Other: 647 (1.6%)
Majority: 6094 (15.5%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 16094 (31.1%)
Labour: 13086 (25.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 20421 (39.5%)
Referendum: 1629 (3.2%)
Other: 465 (0.9%)
Majority: 4327 (8.4%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Mike Hancock(Liberal Democrat) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitFlick Drummond (Conservative) Former Winchester councillor. Contested Southampton Itchen 2005.
portraitJohn Ferrett (Labour)
portraitMike Hancock(Liberal Democrat) (more information at They work for you)
portraitTim Dawes (Green) runs a bookshop and local government consultancy business.
portraitChristopher Martin (UKIP)
portraitGeoff Crompton (BNP)
portraitIan DuCane (English Democrat)
portraitLes Cummings (Justice and Anti-Corruption)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 92169
Male: 49.7%
Female: 50.3%
Under 18: 18.8%
Over 60: 19.3%
Born outside UK: 10.3%
White: 92.5%
Black: 0.7%
Asian: 3.7%
Mixed: 1.3%
Other: 1.8%
Christian: 63.7%
Hindu: 0.6%
Muslim: 3.4%
Full time students: 13.8%
Graduates 16-74: 21.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 25.2%
Owner-Occupied: 56.4%
Social Housing: 20.8% (Council: 14.9%, Housing Ass.: 5.9%)
Privately Rented: 18.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 19.2%

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251 Responses to “Portsmouth South”

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  1. Was just about to mention David Martin being Chris Martin’s uncle but you beat me to it TheResults. Probably his electoral defeats have made him glumly rock.

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