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Stockport

2010 Results:
Conservative: 9913 (25.33%)
Labour: 16697 (42.67%)
Liberal Democrat: 9778 (24.99%)
BNP: 1201 (3.07%)
UKIP: 862 (2.2%)
Green: 677 (1.73%)
Majority: 6784 (17.34%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 17950 (51.6%)
Conservative: 8482 (24.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 7315 (21%)
Other: 1022 (2.9%)
Majority: 9469 (27.2%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 8906 (24.9%)
Labour: 18069 (50.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 7832 (21.9%)
UKIP: 964 (2.7%)
Majority: 9163 (25.6%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 9162 (25.9%)
Labour: 20731 (58.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 5490 (15.5%)
Majority: 11569 (32.7%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 10426 (22.3%)
Labour: 29338 (62.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 4951 (10.6%)
Referendum: 1280 (2.7%)
Other: 674 (1.4%)
Majority: 18912 (40.5%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Ann Coffey(Labour) born 1946, Inverness. Educated at Bodmin Grammer, Bushey Grammar and South Bank Polytechnic. Former social worker. Stockport councillor 1984-1994. Labour group leader 1988-1992. Contested Cheadle 1987. First elected as MP for Stockport 1992. Opposition whip 1995-1996, health spokesman 1996-1997. PPS to Tony Blair 1997-1998, PPS to Alistair Darling since 1998 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitStephen Holland (Conservative) Chartered Tax advisor. Newcastle under Lyme councillor.
portraitAnn Coffey(Labour) born 1946, Inverness. Educated at Bodmin Grammer, Bushey Grammar and South Bank Polytechnic. Former social worker. Stockport councillor 1984-1994. Labour group leader 1988-1992. Contested Cheadle 1987. First elected as MP for Stockport 1992. Opposition whip 1995-1996, health spokesman 1996-1997. PPS to Tony Blair 1997-1998, PPS to Alistair Darling since 1998 (more information at They work for you)
portraitStuart Bodsworth (Liberal Democrat) born 1969, Birmingham. Former diplomat and immigration officer. Stockport councillor since 2003. Contested Oldham West and Royton 2005.
portraitPeter Barber (Green) Biology tutor.
portraitMike Kelly (UKIP)
portraitDuncan Warner (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 84666
Male: 48.6%
Female: 51.4%
Under 18: 23.6%
Over 60: 18.6%
Born outside UK: 5.9%
White: 94.6%
Black: 0.5%
Asian: 2.7%
Mixed: 1.3%
Other: 0.9%
Christian: 71.9%
Muslim: 2.5%
Full time students: 2.9%
Graduates 16-74: 20.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 29.3%
Owner-Occupied: 67.6%
Social Housing: 21.4% (Council: 16.1%, Housing Ass.: 5.3%)
Privately Rented: 8.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 10%

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