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Skipton and Ripon

2010 Results:
Conservative: 27685 (50.59%)
Labour: 5498 (10.05%)
Liberal Democrat: 17735 (32.41%)
BNP: 1403 (2.56%)
UKIP: 1909 (3.49%)
Independent: 315 (0.58%)
Others: 179 (0.33%)
Majority: 9950 (18.18%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 24821 (49.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 13341 (26.8%)
Labour: 9279 (18.6%)
Other: 2381 (4.8%)
Majority: 11480 (23%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 25100 (49.7%)
Labour: 9393 (18.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 13480 (26.7%)
UKIP: 2274 (4.5%)
Other: 274 (0.5%)
Majority: 11620 (23%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 25736 (52.4%)
Labour: 8543 (17.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 12806 (26.1%)
UKIP: 2041 (4.2%)
Majority: 12930 (26.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 25294 (46.5%)
Labour: 12171 (22.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 13674 (25.2%)
Referendum: 3212 (5.9%)
Majority: 11620 (21.4%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Julian Smith (Conservative) Managing director of a recruitment firm.

2010 election candidates:
portraitJulian Smith (Conservative) Managing director of a recruitment firm.
portraitClaire Hazelgrove (Labour) Born 1988, Northamptonshire. Educated at York University.
portraitHelen Flynn (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Wakefield Girls High School and Cambridge University. Formerly worked in book publishing and running a mail order business.
portraitRodney Mills (UKIP)
portraitBernard Allen (BNP)
portraitDylan Gilligan (Youth).
portraitRobert Leakey (Virtual Currency Cognitive Appraisal)
portraitRoger Bell (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 95226
Male: 48.5%
Female: 51.5%
Under 18: 21.6%
Over 60: 24.5%
Born outside UK: 4.6%
White: 98.7%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.4%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 79.3%
Full time students: 2.8%
Graduates 16-74: 22.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 24.6%
Owner-Occupied: 74.3%
Social Housing: 9.6% (Council: 6.8%, Housing Ass.: 2.9%)
Privately Rented: 10.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 10.4%

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