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Saffron Walden

2010 Results:
Conservative: 30155 (55.46%)
Labour: 5288 (9.73%)
Liberal Democrat: 14913 (27.43%)
BNP: 1050 (1.93%)
UKIP: 2228 (4.1%)
Green: 735 (1.35%)
Majority: 15242 (28.03%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 25593 (50.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 14715 (29%)
Labour: 8139 (16.1%)
Other: 2258 (4.5%)
Majority: 10878 (21.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 27263 (51.4%)
Labour: 8755 (16.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 14255 (26.9%)
UKIP: 860 (1.6%)
Other: 1887 (3.6%)
Majority: 13008 (24.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 24485 (48.9%)
Labour: 11305 (22.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 12481 (24.9%)
UKIP: 1769 (3.5%)
Majority: 12004 (24%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 25871 (45.3%)
Labour: 12275 (21.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 15298 (26.8%)
Referendum: 2308 (4%)
Other: 1298 (2.3%)
Majority: 10573 (18.5%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Alan Haselhurst(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAlan Haselhurst(Conservative) (more information at They work for you)
portraitBarbara Light (Labour)
portraitPeter Wilcock (Liberal Democrat) born 1953. Educated at Oxford University. Retired retail manager, now working as a researcher. Uttlesford councillor since 1995. Leader of the Lib Dem group on Uttesford council since 2007.
portraitReza Hossain (Green)
portraitRoger Lord (UKIP) Educated at Clacton County High School. Arable farmer. Contested Eastern Region 1999, 2004 European elections. Contested Essex North 1997, Colchester 2001, Braintree 2005.
portraitChrissie Mitchell (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 89843
Male: 49.6%
Female: 50.4%
Under 18: 22.6%
Over 60: 20.9%
Born outside UK: 5.6%
White: 98%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.6%
Mixed: 0.7%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 76.8%
Full time students: 2.8%
Graduates 16-74: 22.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 22.7%
Owner-Occupied: 75%
Social Housing: 13.4% (Council: 10.6%, Housing Ass.: 2.8%)
Privately Rented: 7.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.5%

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