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Romsey and Southampton North

2010 Results:
Conservative: 24345 (49.75%)
Labour: 3116 (6.37%)
Liberal Democrat: 20189 (41.25%)
UKIP: 1289 (2.63%)
Majority: 4156 (8.5%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 18720 (43.3%)
Conservative: 18258 (42.2%)
Labour: 5144 (11.9%)
Other: 1107 (2.6%)
Majority: 462 (1.1%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 22340 (44.4%)
Labour: 4430 (8.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 22465 (44.7%)
UKIP: 1076 (2.1%)
Majority: 125 (0.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 20386 (42.1%)
Labour: 3986 (8.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 22756 (47%)
UKIP: 730 (1.5%)
Other: 601 (1.2%)
Majority: 2370 (4.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 23834 (46%)
Labour: 9623 (18.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 15249 (29.4%)
Referendum: 1291 (2.5%)
Other: 1824 (3.5%)
Majority: 8585 (16.6%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Caroline Nokes (Conservative) Educated at La Sagesse Convent and the University of Sussex. Test Valley councillor. Contested Southampton Itchen 2001, Romsey 2005.

2010 election candidates:
portraitCaroline Nokes (Conservative) Educated at La Sagesse Convent and the University of Sussex. Test Valley councillor. Contested Southampton Itchen 2001, Romsey 2005.
portraitAktar Beg (Labour)
portraitSandra Gidley(Liberal Democrat) born 1957, Wales. Educated at Eggars Grammar School and in schools in the Netherlands and Germany, and at the University of Bath. Pharmacist. Former Test Valley councillor. First elected as MP for Romsey in 2000 by-election. Womens issues spokesman 2001-2005, for older people 2003-2006, for health since 2006 (more information at They work for you)
portraitJohn Meropoulos (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 84743
Male: 49.6%
Female: 50.4%
Under 18: 21.1%
Over 60: 20.3%
Born outside UK: 8%
White: 95.3%
Black: 0.5%
Asian: 2.1%
Mixed: 0.9%
Other: 1.3%
Christian: 74.1%
Hindu: 0.6%
Muslim: 1%
Sikh: 0.6%
Full time students: 11%
Graduates 16-74: 25.8%
No Qualifications 16-74: 20.6%
Owner-Occupied: 72.3%
Social Housing: 13.6% (Council: 7.2%, Housing Ass.: 6.4%)
Privately Rented: 9.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6.3%

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