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Rossendale and Darwen

2010 Results:
Conservative: 19691 (41.78%)
Labour: 15198 (32.25%)
Liberal Democrat: 8541 (18.12%)
UKIP: 1617 (3.43%)
English Democrat: 663 (1.41%)
Independent: 113 (0.24%)
Others: 1305 (2.77%)
Majority: 4493 (9.53%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 18970 (43.1%)
Conservative: 15218 (34.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 6588 (15%)
Other: 3269 (7.4%)
Majority: 3752 (8.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 15397 (34.6%)
Labour: 19073 (42.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 6670 (15%)
BNP: 1736 (3.9%)
Green: 821 (1.8%)
UKIP: 740 (1.7%)
Majority: 3676 (8.3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 15028 (36.3%)
Labour: 20251 (49%)
Liberal Democrat: 6079 (14.7%)
Majority: 5223 (12.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 16521 (32.3%)
Labour: 27470 (53.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 5435 (10.6%)
Referendum: 1108 (2.2%)
Other: 674 (1.3%)
Majority: 10949 (21.4%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Jake Berry (Conservative) Educated at University of Sheffield. Property and construction lawyer.

2010 election candidates:
portraitJake Berry (Conservative) Educated at University of Sheffield. Property and construction lawyer.
portraitJanet Anderson(Labour) Born 1949, Newcastle. Educated at Trowbridge Girls High and Central London Polytechnic. Contested Rossendale and Darwen 1987. MP for Rossendale and Darwen since 1992. Opposition whip 1994-1996, shadow minister for women 1996-1997, government whip 1997-1998, minister for tourism, film and broadcasting 1998-2001 (more information at They work for you)
portraitBob Sheffield (Liberal Democrat) Retired RAF officer, now self-employed marine engineer.
portraitDavid Duthie (UKIP)
portraitMichael Johnson (English Democrat) Born 1960. Publican. Blackburn and Darwen councillor since 2006, originally elected for the England First Party. Formed the For Darwen Party 2007.
portraitTony Melia (Impact)
portraitKevin Bryan (National Front)
portraitMike Sivieri (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 92094
Male: 48.9%
Female: 51.1%
Under 18: 24.8%
Over 60: 18.6%
Born outside UK: 3.3%
White: 97.2%
Asian: 2%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 77.5%
Muslim: 1.9%
Full time students: 2.4%
Graduates 16-74: 16.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 30.9%
Owner-Occupied: 74.7%
Social Housing: 15.1% (Council: 11.3%, Housing Ass.: 3.9%)
Privately Rented: 7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 10.8%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. It will be replaced by a new guide in 2013, once the fate of the boundary review is finally settled.