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Sleaford and North Hykeham

2010 Results:
Conservative: 30719 (51.6%)
Labour: 10051 (16.88%)
Liberal Democrat: 10814 (18.17%)
BNP: 1977 (3.32%)
UKIP: 2163 (3.63%)
Others: 3806 (6.39%)
Majority: 19905 (33.43%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 26829 (50.8%)
Labour: 13869 (26.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 9498 (18%)
Other: 2649 (5%)
Majority: 12960 (24.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 26855 (50.3%)
Labour: 14150 (26.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 9710 (18.2%)
UKIP: 2682 (5%)
Majority: 12705 (23.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 24190 (49.7%)
Labour: 15568 (32%)
Liberal Democrat: 7894 (16.2%)
UKIP: 1067 (2.2%)
Majority: 8622 (17.7%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 23358 (43.9%)
Labour: 18235 (34.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 8063 (15.2%)
Referendum: 2942 (5.5%)
Other: 578 (1.1%)
Majority: 5123 (9.6%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Stephen Phillips (Conservative) Educated at Oxford University. Barrister.

2010 election candidates:
portraitStephen Phillips (Conservative) Educated at Oxford University. Barrister.
portraitJames Normington (Labour) Born 1980. Educated at Royds Comprehensive and St Andrews University. Barrister, specialising in Housing Law.
portraitDavid Harding-Price (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Lincoln Grammar School and Manchester Metropolitan University. Mental health nurse. Contested Newark 2001, Sleaford and North Hykeham 2005.
portraitRoger Doughty (UKIP)
portraitMike Clayton (BNP)
portraitMarianne Overton (Lincolnshire Independent) District councillor. Lincolnshire county councillor. Non-executive Director of NHS Lincolnshire and Director of Biosearch.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 99850
Male: 48.9%
Female: 51.1%
Under 18: 21.6%
Over 60: 24.2%
Born outside UK: 4.2%
White: 98.8%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.4%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 82.3%
Full time students: 2.1%
Graduates 16-74: 16.4%
No Qualifications 16-74: 28.2%
Owner-Occupied: 76.7%
Social Housing: 12.1% (Council: 10.4%, Housing Ass.: 1.7%)
Privately Rented: 6.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.1%

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