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Pudsey

2010 Results:
Conservative: 18874 (38.45%)
Labour: 17215 (35.07%)
Liberal Democrat: 10224 (20.83%)
BNP: 1549 (3.16%)
UKIP: 1221 (2.49%)
Majority: 1659 (3.38%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 19687 (45.2%)
Conservative: 14936 (34.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 7783 (17.9%)
Other: 1195 (2.7%)
Majority: 4751 (10.9%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 15391 (33.1%)
Labour: 21261 (45.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 8551 (18.4%)
UKIP: 1241 (2.7%)
Majority: 5870 (12.6%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 16091 (35.6%)
Labour: 21717 (48.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 6423 (14.2%)
UKIP: 944 (2.1%)
Majority: 5626 (12.5%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 19163 (36.3%)
Labour: 25370 (48.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 7375 (14%)
Referendum: 823 (1.6%)
Majority: 6207 (11.8%)

Boundary changes: loses Yeadon, gains a small part of Rawdon and a sliver of Horsforth.

Profile: A long spindly seat between Leeds and Bradford, stretching from Hawksworth Moor in the North to include the town of Guiseley (the site of Harry Ramsden`s first restaurant and still home to the largest fish and chip restaurant in the world), the Leeds suburb of Horsforth, the rural village of Calverley and the town of Pudsey itself to the South. The constituency is mostly an affluent residential area for Leeds and Bradford commuters. It had been solidly Conservative up until 1997, when it was won by Labour`s Paul Truswell.

portraitCurrent MP: Stuart Andrew (Conservative) Leeds councillor.

2010 election candidates:
portraitStuart Andrew (Conservative) Leeds councillor.
portraitJamie Hanley (Labour) Born 1973, Leeds. Educated at Hull University. Solicitor, specialising in personal injury.
portraitJamie Matthews (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Cardiff university. Leeds councillor since 2008.
portraitDavid Dews (UKIP) Born 1948, Huddersfield. Educated at Belle Vue Boys Grammar and London University. Chartered civil engineer.
portraitIan Gibson (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 87286
Male: 48.1%
Female: 51.9%
Under 18: 21.3%
Over 60: 21.5%
Born outside UK: 3.9%
White: 96.1%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 2.5%
Mixed: 0.7%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 74.3%
Muslim: 0.8%
Sikh: 1.3%
Full time students: 3.6%
Graduates 16-74: 21.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 25.9%
Owner-Occupied: 78.1%
Social Housing: 14.6% (Council: 13.3%, Housing Ass.: 1.3%)
Privately Rented: 4.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 18.6%

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