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St Helens South and Whiston

2010 Results:
Conservative: 8209 (17.81%)
Labour: 24364 (52.87%)
Liberal Democrat: 10242 (22.23%)
BNP: 2040 (4.43%)
UKIP: 1226 (2.66%)
Majority: 14122 (30.64%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 22908 (55.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 11928 (28.9%)
Conservative: 5083 (12.3%)
Other: 1373 (3.3%)
Majority: 10980 (26.6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 4602 (13%)
Labour: 19345 (54.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 10036 (28.3%)
UKIP: 847 (2.4%)
Other: 643 (1.8%)
Majority: 9309 (26.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 4675 (13.8%)
Labour: 16799 (49.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 7814 (23.1%)
UKIP: 336 (1%)
Other: 4180 (12.4%)
Majority: 8985 (26.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 6628 (15%)
Labour: 30367 (68.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 5919 (13.4%)
Referendum: 1165 (2.6%)
Other: 179 (0.4%)
Majority: 23739 (53.6%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Shaun Woodward(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitVal Allen (Conservative)
portraitShaun Woodward(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitBrian Spencer (Liberal Democrat)
portraitJohn Sumner (UKIP)
portraitJames Winstanley (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 100548
Male: 48.2%
Female: 51.8%
Under 18: 23.7%
Over 60: 20.9%
Born outside UK: 2.1%
White: 98.5%
Asian: 0.5%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 86.3%
Full time students: 2.9%
Graduates 16-74: 13.8%
No Qualifications 16-74: 36.3%
Owner-Occupied: 69%
Social Housing: 23.8% (Council: 18.5%, Housing Ass.: 5.3%)
Privately Rented: 4.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 14.1%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. It will be replaced by a new guide in 2013, once the fate of the boundary review is finally settled.