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Stirling

2010 Results:
Conservative: 11204 (23.94%)
Labour: 19558 (41.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 6797 (14.53%)
SNP: 8091 (17.29%)
UKIP: 395 (0.84%)
Green: 746 (1.59%)
Majority: 8354 (17.86%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 15729 (36%)
Conservative: 10962 (25.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 9052 (20.7%)
SNP: 5503 (12.6%)
Other: 2445 (5.6%)
Majority: 4767 (10.9%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 election.

2001 Result
Conservative: 8901 (24.8%)
Labour: 15175 (42.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 4208 (11.7%)
SNP: 5877 (16.4%)
Green: 757 (2.1%)
Other: 1012 (2.8%)
Majority: 6274 (17.5%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 13971 (32.5%)
Labour: 20382 (47.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 2675 (6.2%)
SNP: 5752 (13.4%)
Other: 178 (0.4%)
Majority: 6411 (14.9%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Anne McGuire (Labour) Born 1949, Glasgow. Educated at Our Lady and St Francis Secondary and Glasgow University. Prior to her elected was Deputy Director of SCVO. Strathclyde councillor 1980-1982. First elected as MP for Stirling in 1997. Chair of the Scottish Labour party 1992-1993. PPS to Donald Dewar 1997-1998, government whip 1998-2002, Under secretary of state for Scotland 2002-2003, for Constitutional Affairs 2003-2005, for Work and Pensions 2005-2008 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitBob Dalrymple (Conservative) born 1975, Dumfries. Educated at Edinburgh university. Whisky marketeer. Contested Stirling and Mid Scotland & Fife region in 2007 Scottish Parliament elections.
portraitAnne McGuire (Labour) Born 1949, Glasgow. Educated at Our Lady and St Francis Secondary and Glasgow University. Prior to her elected was Deputy Director of SCVO. Strathclyde councillor 1980-1982. First elected as MP for Stirling in 1997. Chair of the Scottish Labour party 1992-1993. PPS to Donald Dewar 1997-1998, government whip 1998-2002, Under secretary of state for Scotland 2002-2003, for Constitutional Affairs 2003-2005, for Work and Pensions 2005-2008 (more information at They work for you)
portraitGraham Reed (Liberal Democrat) Consultant and scientific glassblower. Stirling councillor
portraitAlison Lindsay (SNP) Lecturer and qualified nurse. Clackmannan councillor. Contested West Scotland 1999 Scottish Parliament election, Airdrie and Shotts 2001. Was sbloeras SNP candidate for Argyll and Bute in 2005, but stepped down for personal reasons.
portraitMark Ruskell (Green)
portraitPaul Henke (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 86212
Male: 47.8%
Female: 52.2%
Under 18: 23.1%
Over 60: 20.9%
Born outside UK: 4.3%
White: 98.5%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.5%
Mixed: 0.3%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 65.7%
Graduates 16-74: 26.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 26.7%
Owner-Occupied: 66.6%
Social Housing: 22.6% (Council: 20%, Housing Ass.: 2.6%)
Privately Rented: 7.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 3.4%

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