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Rayleigh and Wickford

2010 Results:
Conservative: 30257 (57.81%)
Labour: 7577 (14.48%)
Liberal Democrat: 7919 (15.13%)
BNP: 2160 (4.13%)
UKIP: 2211 (4.22%)
English Democrat: 2219 (4.24%)
Majority: 22338 (42.68%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 26025 (51.9%)
Labour: 14181 (28.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 7436 (14.8%)
Other: 2497 (5%)
Majority: 11844 (23.6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 25609 (55.4%)
Labour: 10883 (23.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 7406 (16%)
UKIP: 2295 (5%)
Majority: 14726 (31.9%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 21434 (50.1%)
Labour: 13144 (30.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 6614 (15.5%)
UKIP: 1581 (3.7%)
Majority: 8290 (19.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 25516 (49.7%)
Labour: 14832 (28.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 10137 (19.8%)
Other: 829 (1.6%)
Majority: 10684 (20.8%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Mark Francois(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMark Francois(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitMike Le-Surf (Labour)
portraitSusan Gaszczak (Liberal Democrat)
portraitTino Callaghan (UKIP)
portraitAntony Evennett (BNP)
portraitJohn Hayter (English Democrat)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 91474
Male: 48.7%
Female: 51.3%
Under 18: 21.8%
Over 60: 22.5%
Born outside UK: 3.3%
White: 98%
Black: 0.3%
Asian: 0.7%
Mixed: 0.6%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 76.5%
Full time students: 1.7%
Graduates 16-74: 12.4%
No Qualifications 16-74: 27.7%
Owner-Occupied: 87.8%
Social Housing: 7% (Council: 5%, Housing Ass.: 2%)
Privately Rented: 3.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 2.9%

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