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Southampton Itchen

2010 Results:
Conservative: 16134 (36.33%)
Labour: 16326 (36.76%)
Liberal Democrat: 9256 (20.84%)
UKIP: 1928 (4.34%)
Green: 600 (1.35%)
TUSC: 168 (0.38%)
Majority: 192 (0.43%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 19581 (48.3%)
Conservative: 11097 (27.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 8354 (20.6%)
Other: 1488 (3.7%)
Majority: 8484 (20.9%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 11569 (26.8%)
Labour: 20871 (48.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 9162 (21.2%)
UKIP: 1623 (3.8%)
Majority: 9302 (21.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 11330 (27.4%)
Labour: 22553 (54.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 6195 (15%)
UKIP: 829 (2%)
Other: 466 (1.1%)
Majority: 11223 (27.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 15289 (28.4%)
Labour: 29498 (54.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 6289 (11.7%)
Referendum: 1660 (3.1%)
Other: 1122 (2.1%)
Majority: 14209 (26.4%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: John Denham(Labour) born 1953, Devon. Educated at Woodroffe Comprehensive and Southampton University. Formerly worked for Friends of the Earth, the British Council and War on Want. Hampshire county councillor 1981-1989. Southampton councillor 1989-1993. Contested Southampton Itchen 1983, 1987. First elected as MP for Southampton Itchen 1992. Under-secretary for social security 1997-1998, Minister of State for Social Security 1998-1999, Minister of State for Health 1999-2001 and at the Home Office 2001-2003, when he resigned over his opposition to the war in Iraq. Appointed to the cabinet as Secretary of State for Universities and Skills in Gordon Brown`s first cabinet in 2007. Secretary of State for Communities and local government 2009-2010 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitRoyston Smith (Conservative) Southampton councillor since 2000 and deputy leader of the council.
portraitJohn Denham(Labour) born 1953, Devon. Educated at Woodroffe Comprehensive and Southampton University. Formerly worked for Friends of the Earth, the British Council and War on Want. Hampshire county councillor 1981-1989. Southampton councillor 1989-1993. Contested Southampton Itchen 1983, 1987. First elected as MP for Southampton Itchen 1992. Under-secretary for social security 1997-1998, Minister of State for Social Security 1998-1999, Minister of State for Health 1999-2001 and at the Home Office 2001-2003, when he resigned over his opposition to the war in Iraq. Appointed to the cabinet as Secretary of State for Universities and Skills in Gordon Brown`s first cabinet in 2007. Secretary of State for Communities and local government since 2009 (more information at They work for you)
portraitDavid Goodall (Liberal Democrat) born Southampton. Educated at Cowes High School and Portsmouth polytechnic. Network Security Technology consultant. Eastleigh borough councillor since 2002. Contested Southampton Itchen 2005.
portraitJohn Spottiswoode (Green) Educated at Bristol University. Programme manager. Former Suffolk county councillor.
portraitAlan Kebbell (UKIP)
portraitTim Cutter (TUSC)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 92904
Male: 49.5%
Female: 50.5%
Under 18: 22%
Over 60: 19.5%
Born outside UK: 6.2%
White: 95.2%
Black: 0.9%
Asian: 1.6%
Mixed: 1.5%
Other: 0.8%
Christian: 69.6%
Muslim: 0.9%
Full time students: 8.8%
Graduates 16-74: 13.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 28.9%
Owner-Occupied: 60.4%
Social Housing: 25.4% (Council: 21.1%, Housing Ass.: 4.3%)
Privately Rented: 11.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 10.7%

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