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Suffolk South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 24550 (47.75%)
Labour: 7368 (14.33%)
Liberal Democrat: 15861 (30.85%)
UKIP: 3637 (7.07%)
Majority: 8689 (16.9%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 20569 (42.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 13903 (28.4%)
Labour: 11972 (24.5%)
Other: 2461 (5%)
Majority: 6666 (13.6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 20471 (42%)
Labour: 11917 (24.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 13865 (28.5%)
UKIP: 2454 (5%)
Majority: 6606 (13.6%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 18748 (41.4%)
Labour: 13667 (30.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 11296 (24.9%)
UKIP: 1582 (3.5%)
Majority: 5081 (11.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 19402 (37.3%)
Labour: 15227 (29.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 14395 (27.7%)
Referendum: 2740 (5.3%)
Other: 211 (0.4%)
Majority: 4175 (8%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Tim Yeo(Conservative) born 1945, London. Educated at Charterhouse and Cambridge University. Former businessman and Chief Executive of Scope. First elected as MP for South Suffolk in 1983. PPS to Douglas Hurd 1988-1992, Minister for the Environment 1992-1994 after it was revealed he had fathered a child in an extra-marital affair. Environment spokesman 1997-2001, shadow secretary of state for trade and industry 2001-2003, shadow education and health secretary 2003-2004, shadow environment and transport secretary 2004-2005. Stepped down from the shadow cabinet in 2005 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitTim Yeo(Conservative) born 1945, London. Educated at Charterhouse and Cambridge University. Former businessman and Chief Executive of Scope. First elected as MP for South Suffolk in 1983. PPS to Douglas Hurd 1988-1992, Minister for the Environment 1992-1994 after it was revealed he had fathered a child in an extra-marital affair. Environment spokesman 1997-2001, shadow secretary of state for trade and industry 2001-2003, shadow education and health secretary 2003-2004, shadow environment and transport secretary 2004-2005. Stepped down from the shadow cabinet in 2005 (more information at They work for you)
portraitEmma Bishton (Labour) Educated at Durham University. Works for NHS North East Essex. Former music therapist.
portraitNigel Bennett (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Leicester University. Teacher. Babergh District councillor since 2003.
portraitDavid Campbell-Bannerman (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 87281
Male: 48.8%
Female: 51.2%
Under 18: 22%
Over 60: 24.2%
Born outside UK: 3.9%
White: 98.7%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.6%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 75.6%
Full time students: 1.7%
Graduates 16-74: 18.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 27.7%
Owner-Occupied: 76%
Social Housing: 13.1% (Council: 10.2%, Housing Ass.: 2.9%)
Privately Rented: 6.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5%

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.