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Rugby

2010 Results:
Conservative: 20901 (44.03%)
Labour: 14901 (31.39%)
Liberal Democrat: 9434 (19.87%)
BNP: 1375 (2.9%)
UKIP: 406 (0.86%)
Green: 451 (0.95%)
Majority: 6000 (12.64%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 18243 (40.4%)
Labour: 18069 (40%)
Liberal Democrat: 7625 (16.9%)
Other: 1274 (2.8%)
Majority: 174 (0.4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 23447 (41.2%)
Labour: 21891 (38.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 10143 (17.8%)
UKIP: 911 (1.6%)
Other: 557 (1%)
Majority: 1556 (2.7%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 21344 (39.7%)
Labour: 24221 (45%)
Liberal Democrat: 7444 (13.8%)
UKIP: 787 (1.5%)
Majority: 2877 (5.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 25861 (42.3%)
Labour: 26356 (43.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 8737 (14.3%)
Other: 251 (0.4%)
Majority: 495 (0.8%)

Boundary changes:

Profile: Note that Rallings & Thrasher`s notional figures have Rugby as a Labour seat, so the mainstream media will treat this as a Labour held seat at the next election.

portraitCurrent MP: Mark Pawsey (Conservative) Educated at Lawrence Sherriff School and Reading University. Founder of a catering supplies business. Rugby councillor 2002-2007. Contested Nuneaton 2005.

2010 election candidates:
portraitMark Pawsey (Conservative) Educated at Lawrence Sherriff School and Reading University. Founder of a catering supplies business. Rugby councillor 2002-2007. Contested Nuneaton 2005.
portraitAndy King (Labour) born 1948, Bellshill. Educated at Missionary Institute and Hatfield Polytechnic. Former social services manager. Former Rugby councillor. Former Warwickshire county councillor. MP for Rugby and Kenilworth 1997-2005.
portraitJerry Roodhouse (Liberal Democrat) born 1953. Rugby councillor since 1989. Warwickshire county councillor since 1990. Leader of Liberal Democrat group on Warwickshire county council. Contestged West Midlands region 1999 European elections. Contested Warwickshire North 2005, Newcastle under Lyme 2001, Rugby & Kenilworth 1997, 1992.
portraitRoy Sandison (Green) Formerly worked for a mental health charity.
portraitBarry Milford (UKIP) Freelance writer
portraitMark Badrick (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 84832
Male: 49.6%
Female: 50.4%
Under 18: 22.6%
Over 60: 21.7%
Born outside UK: 6.4%
White: 94%
Black: 1%
Asian: 3.5%
Mixed: 1.2%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 75.1%
Hindu: 2.1%
Muslim: 0.6%
Sikh: 0.6%
Full time students: 2.2%
Graduates 16-74: 18.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 26.8%
Owner-Occupied: 76.4%
Social Housing: 14.6% (Council: 10.4%, Housing Ass.: 4.2%)
Privately Rented: 5.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.8%

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