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Stoke on Trent Central

2010 Results:
Conservative: 6833 (21.04%)
Labour: 12605 (38.82%)
Liberal Democrat: 7039 (21.68%)
BNP: 2502 (7.71%)
UKIP: 1402 (4.32%)
TUSC: 133 (0.41%)
Independent: 1653 (5.09%)
Others: 303 (0.93%)
Majority: 5566 (17.14%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 14003 (52.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 4872 (18.2%)
Conservative: 4695 (17.5%)
Other: 3189 (11.9%)
Majority: 9132 (34.1%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 4823 (17.3%)
Labour: 14760 (52.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 4986 (17.9%)
BNP: 2178 (7.8%)
UKIP: 914 (3.3%)
Other: 246 (0.9%)
Majority: 9774 (35%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 5325 (18.8%)
Labour: 17170 (60.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 4148 (14.7%)
Other: 1657 (5.9%)
Majority: 11845 (41.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 6738 (16.7%)
Labour: 26662 (66.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 4809 (11.9%)
Referendum: 1071 (2.7%)
Other: 965 (2.4%)
Majority: 19924 (49.5%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Tristram Hunt (Labour) Born 1974, son of Lord Hunt of Chesterton. Educated at University College School and Cambridge University. Historian, journalist and broadcaster.

2010 election candidates:
portraitNorsheen Bhatti (Conservative) Born 1976, Birmingham. Trainee solicitor and belly dancer. Contested Brent East 2001, Battersea 2005 for the Liberal Democrats. Originally selected to contest Chelsea and Fulham for the Liberal Democrats, she defected to the Conservatives in 2009.
portraitTristram Hunt (Labour) Born 1974, son of Lord Hunt of Chesterton. Educated at University College School and Cambridge University. Historian, journalist and broadcaster.
portraitJohn Redfern (Liberal Democrat) born 1959. Educated at Warwick University. Retail supervisor. Staffordshire moorlands councillor 1991-2007. Contested Stoke Central 2005.
portraitCarol Lovatt (UKIP)
portraitSimon Darby (BNP) born 1965. Dudley councillor 2003-2004. Contested Dudley North in 1997 for the National Democrats, 2001 and 2005 for the BNP.
portraitMatthew Wright (TUSC) Youth officer of Stoke Unison.
portraitPaul Breeze (Independent) Born 1952. Former Deputy Mayor of Stoke.
portraitBrian Ward (City Independent) Stoke on Trent councillor
portraitAlby Walker (Independent) Self employed joiner. Stoke on Trent councillor, originally elected for the BNP. Contested West Midlands 2009 European election for the BNP.
portraitGary Elsby (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 80996
Male: 48.7%
Female: 51.3%
Under 18: 20.6%
Over 60: 20.9%
Born outside UK: 4.7%
White: 93.7%
Black: 0.6%
Asian: 4%
Mixed: 1.1%
Other: 0.6%
Christian: 72.2%
Muslim: 3.4%
Full time students: 10.1%
Graduates 16-74: 11.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 40.4%
Owner-Occupied: 59.7%
Social Housing: 26.9% (Council: 18.5%, Housing Ass.: 8.4%)
Privately Rented: 9.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 11.3%

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