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Rochford and Southend East

2010 Results:
Conservative: 19509 (46.86%)
Labour: 8459 (20.32%)
Liberal Democrat: 8084 (19.42%)
BNP: 1856 (4.46%)
UKIP: 2405 (5.78%)
Green: 707 (1.7%)
Independent: 611 (1.47%)
Majority: 11050 (26.54%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 16908 (46.2%)
Labour: 11054 (30.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5603 (15.3%)
Other: 3023 (8.3%)
Majority: 5854 (16%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 17874 (45.3%)
Labour: 12380 (31.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 5967 (15.1%)
Green: 1328 (3.4%)
UKIP: 1913 (4.8%)
Majority: 5494 (13.9%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 20058 (53.6%)
Labour: 13024 (34.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 2780 (7.4%)
Green: 990 (2.6%)
Other: 600 (1.6%)
Majority: 7034 (18.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 22683 (48.7%)
Labour: 18458 (39.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 4387 (9.4%)
Other: 1070 (2.3%)
Majority: 4225 (9.1%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: James Duddridge(Conservative) Born 1971, Bristol. Educated at Huddersfield New College and Essex University. Former national sales manager for Barclays bank. Contested Rother Valley 2001. First elected as MP for Rochford and Southend East 2005. Opposition whip since 2008 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJames Duddridge(Conservative) Born 1971, Bristol. Educated at Huddersfield New College and Essex University. Former national sales manager for Barclays bank. Contested Rother Valley 2001. First elected as MP for Rochford and Southend East 2005. Opposition whip since 2008 (more information at They work for you)
portraitKevin Bonavia (Labour) Born Malta. Educated at Birmingham University. Solicitor, specialising in commercial fraud litigation. Former chair of the young Fabians.
portraitGraham Longley (Liberal Democrat) Born Southend. Educated at Fairfax High School. Teacher. Southend councillor since 1983. Contested Rochford and Southend East 2005.
portraitAndrew Vaughan (Green)
portraitJames Moyies (UKIP) Businessman, Chairman of UKIP Eastern Region. Former Chair of Scottish, Northern England and Northern Ireland student consortium.
portraitGeoff Strobridge (BNP)
portraitAnthony Chytry (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 90212
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Under 18: 23.5%
Over 60: 22.4%
Born outside UK: 5.9%
White: 95.6%
Black: 0.7%
Asian: 1.7%
Mixed: 1.1%
Other: 0.8%
Christian: 67.9%
Hindu: 0.6%
Jewish: 1.5%
Muslim: 1.2%
Full time students: 2.1%
Graduates 16-74: 11.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 32%
Owner-Occupied: 66.8%
Social Housing: 16.7% (Council: 10.6%, Housing Ass.: 6.1%)
Privately Rented: 14.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.4%

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