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St Albans

2010 Results:
Conservative: 21533 (40.76%)
Labour: 9288 (17.58%)
Liberal Democrat: 19228 (36.39%)
UKIP: 2028 (3.84%)
Green: 758 (1.43%)
Majority: 2305 (4.37%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 16957 (37.3%)
Labour: 15596 (34.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 11567 (25.4%)
Other: 1357 (3%)
Majority: 1362 (3%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 16953 (37.3%)
Labour: 15592 (34.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 11561 (25.4%)
UKIP: 707 (1.6%)
Other: 649 (1.4%)
Majority: 1361 (3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 15423 (35.2%)
Labour: 19889 (45.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 7847 (17.9%)
UKIP: 602 (1.4%)
Majority: 4466 (10.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 16879 (33.2%)
Labour: 21338 (42%)
Liberal Democrat: 10692 (21%)
Referendum: 1619 (3.2%)
Other: 277 (0.5%)
Majority: 4459 (8.8%)

Boundary changes: almost unchanged. St Albans loses less than 50 voters to Hitchin & Harpenden, gaining around 100 in return, and gains 20 voters from Watford.

Profile: Affluent commuter town to the North of London, about a fifth of the population commute daily into London. Outside the historic centre of St Albans, it is largely leafy suburbia. As well as the city of St Albans itself the constituency includes the countryside to the South and the villages along the M25, including Chiswell Green, Bricket Wood and London Colney. Represented by Peter Lilley until 1997, when he followed the town of Harpenden into the new Hitchin and Harpenden constituency. Held by Labour until 2005 when it was won by Anne Main.

portraitCurrent MP: Anne Main(Conservative) born 1957, Cardiff. Educated at Swansea Universiy. English and drama teacher. First elected as MP for St Albans in 2005. (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAnne Main(Conservative) born 1957, Cardiff. Educated at Swansea Universiy. English and drama teacher. First elected as MP for St Albans in 2005. (more information at They work for you)
portraitRoma Mills (Labour) born 1951, Brighton. Educated at St Bernards Convent High School and Bristol University. Works as an advocate in the voluntary sector. St Albans district councillor since 1998 and Hertfordshire County councillor 1997-2005. Labour leader on St Albans District council.
portraitSandy Walkington (Liberal Democrat) Head of research for the Liberal party in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Former director of public affairs for British Telecom and Transport for London. Director of Liberal Democrat General Election Communications in 2005. Former St Albans district councillor. Liberal candidate for St Albans in 1983 and 1987.
portraitJack Easton (Green)
portraitJohn Stocker (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 87792
Male: 49.4%
Female: 50.6%
Under 18: 22.3%
Over 60: 19.3%
Born outside UK: 11.8%
White: 91.4%
Black: 1.3%
Asian: 4.3%
Mixed: 1.8%
Other: 1.1%
Christian: 69.2%
Hindu: 0.9%
Jewish: 1.1%
Muslim: 3.5%
Full time students: 3%
Graduates 16-74: 35.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 18.7%
Owner-Occupied: 75.2%
Social Housing: 13.7% (Council: 10.6%, Housing Ass.: 3.1%)
Privately Rented: 8.5%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 3.6%

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