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Southampton Test

2010 Results:
Conservative: 14588 (33.01%)
Labour: 17001 (38.48%)
Liberal Democrat: 9865 (22.33%)
UKIP: 1726 (3.91%)
Green: 881 (1.99%)
Independent: 126 (0.29%)
Majority: 2413 (5.47%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 17850 (44.1%)
Conservative: 10302 (25.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 9726 (24%)
Other: 2639 (6.5%)
Majority: 7548 (18.6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 10827 (25.9%)
Labour: 17845 (42.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 10368 (24.8%)
Green: 1482 (3.5%)
UKIP: 1261 (3%)
Majority: 7018 (16.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 10617 (25.5%)
Labour: 21824 (52.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 7522 (18.1%)
UKIP: 792 (1.9%)
Other: 820 (2%)
Majority: 11207 (27%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 14712 (28.1%)
Labour: 28396 (54.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 7171 (13.7%)
Referendum: 1397 (2.7%)
Other: 765 (1.5%)
Majority: 13684 (26.1%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Alan Whitehead(Labour) born 1950, Isleworth. Educated at Isleworth Grammar school and Southampton University. Southampton councillor 1980-1992. Leader of Southampton counil from 1984-1992. Former Professor at Southampton Institute. Contested Southampton Test 1983, 1987, 1992. MP for Southampton Test since 1997. PPS to Baroness Blackstone 1999-2001. Under-secretary of State for local government 2001-2002 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJeremy Moulton (Conservative) Souhampton councillor since 2002.
portraitAlan Whitehead(Labour) born 1950, Isleworth. Educated at Isleworth Grammar school and Southampton University. Southampton councillor 1980-1992. Leader of Southampton counil from 1984-1992. Former Professor at Southampton Institute. Contested Southampton Test 1983, 1987, 1992. MP for Southampton Test since 1997. PPS to Baroness Blackstone 1999-2001. Under-secretary of State for local government 2001-2002 (more information at They work for you)
portraitDavid Callaghan (Liberal Democrat) born Lyndhurst. Educated at Testwood secondary school and London University. Former news editor on the Guardian website, now a freelance journalist. Sutton councillor since 2006.
portraitChris Bluemel (Green) Educated at Cantell Secondary and York University. Music teacher.
portraitPearline Hingston (UKIP) Born Jamacia. Educated at Leeds University. Teacher and lecturer.
portraitCharles Sanderson (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 98008
Male: 50.4%
Female: 49.6%
Under 18: 20.2%
Over 60: 17.4%
Born outside UK: 10.2%
White: 90.3%
Black: 1.1%
Asian: 5.7%
Mixed: 1.5%
Other: 1.3%
Christian: 61.9%
Hindu: 0.9%
Muslim: 2.8%
Sikh: 2%
Full time students: 13.9%
Graduates 16-74: 21.8%
No Qualifications 16-74: 25.9%
Owner-Occupied: 54.8%
Social Housing: 23.4% (Council: 18.2%, Housing Ass.: 5.2%)
Privately Rented: 18.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 12.4%

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