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Surrey Heath

2010 Results:
Conservative: 31326 (57.64%)
Labour: 5552 (10.22%)
Liberal Democrat: 14037 (25.83%)
UKIP: 3432 (6.31%)
Majority: 17289 (31.81%)

2005 Results:
Conservative: 24642 (51.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 13797 (28.8%)
Labour: 7989 (16.7%)
Other: 1430 (3%)
Majority: 10845 (22.7%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 22401 (49.7%)
Labour: 9640 (21.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 11582 (25.7%)
UKIP: 1479 (3.3%)
Majority: 10819 (24%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 28231 (51.6%)
Labour: 11511 (21%)
Liberal Democrat: 11944 (21.8%)
Referendum: 2385 (4.4%)
Other: 653 (1.2%)
Majority: 16287 (29.8%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Michael Gove(Conservative) born 1967, Edinburgh and adopted at the age of 4. Educated at Robert Gordon`s College and Oxford University. Prior to his election he was a prominent journalist and commentator on the Times and the BBC and the biographer of Michael Portillo. Former chairman of Policy Exchange. First elected as MP for Surrey Heath in 2005. Gove is seen as one of the key modernisers within the Conservative party, socially Liberal but hawkish in internatonial affairs and almost a certainty for a senior role in a future Cameron cabinet. He was rapidly promoted to the shadow cabinet, becoming shadow secretary of state for children and schools in 2007, two years after his entrance to the Commons (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMichael Gove(Conservative) born 1967, Edinburgh and adopted at the age of 4. Educated at Robert Gordon`s College and Oxford University. Prior to his election he was a prominent journalist and commentator on the Times and the BBC and the biographer of Michael Portillo. Former chairman of Policy Exchange. First elected as MP for Surrey Heath in 2005. Gove is seen as one of the key modernisers within the Conservative party, socially Liberal but hawkish in internatonial affairs and almost a certainty for a senior role in a future Cameron cabinet. He was rapidly promoted to the shadow cabinet, becoming shadow secretary of state for children and schools in 2007, two years after his entrance to the Commons (more information at They work for you)
portraitMatt Willey (Labour) Born 1977, Worthing. Educated at Worthing High School and Southampton University. Former civil servant, now working in corporate communications.
portraitAlan Hilliar (Liberal Democrat) Former Guildford councillor. Contested Bracknell 1997, Woking 2001, Chichester 2005.
portraitMark Stroud (UKIP) Born 1960, Hammersmith. Educated at Thames Valley University. Works in social and private housing. Contested South East region in 2009 European elections.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 100199
Male: 49.5%
Female: 50.5%
Under 18: 22.7%
Over 60: 18.5%
Born outside UK: 9.4%
White: 95.8%
Black: 0.5%
Asian: 1.8%
Mixed: 1%
Other: 1%
Christian: 76.3%
Hindu: 0.6%
Muslim: 1%
Full time students: 2.2%
Graduates 16-74: 25.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 19.3%
Owner-Occupied: 80.7%
Social Housing: 9.7% (Council: 2.2%, Housing Ass.: 7.5%)
Privately Rented: 6.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 3%

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.