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Sutton Coldfield

2010 Results:
Conservative: 27303 (53.97%)
Labour: 10298 (20.36%)
Liberal Democrat: 9117 (18.02%)
BNP: 1749 (3.46%)
UKIP: 1587 (3.14%)
Green: 535 (1.06%)
Majority: 17005 (33.61%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 24308 (52.5%)
Labour: 12025 (26%)
Liberal Democrat: 7710 (16.6%)
Other: 2275 (4.9%)
Majority: 12283 (26.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 24308 (52.5%)
Labour: 12025 (26%)
Liberal Democrat: 7710 (16.6%)
UKIP: 2275 (4.9%)
Majority: 12283 (26.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 21909 (50.4%)
Labour: 11805 (27.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 8268 (19%)
UKIP: 1186 (2.7%)
Other: 284 (0.7%)
Majority: 10104 (23.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 27373 (52.2%)
Labour: 12488 (23.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 10139 (19.3%)
Referendum: 2401 (4.6%)
Majority: 14885 (28.4%)

Boundary changes: as usual only minor changes – the boundaries of Sutton Coldfield has been pretty much unchanged since 1974. A few hundred voters in Erdington move into Birmingham Erdington, as does an unpopulated area of Tyburn. Sutton Coldfield gains 28 voters in Sutton Vesey ward from Birmingham Erdington.

Profile: A solidly middle class and Conservative seat in the North of Birmingham. Prestigious, leafly and affluent, it covers the most desirable residential areas in Birmingham. Sutton Coldfield was a separate municipal borough until 1974 and has retained its grammar schools. Contains Sutton Park, at 2,500 acres the largest urban park in Britain.

portraitCurrent MP: Andrew Mitchell(Conservative) born 1956. Educated at Rugby and Cambridge University. Merchant banker. Contested Sunderland South 1983. MP for Gedling 1987-1997. Served as a whip under the Major government. First elected for Sutton Coldfield in 2001. A key lieutenant of David Davis in his leadership bid, Mitchell was appointed shadow secretary of state for international development after the election (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAndrew Mitchell(Conservative) born 1956. Educated at Rugby and Cambridge University. Merchant banker. Contested Sunderland South 1983. MP for Gedling 1987-1997. Served as a whip under the Major government. First elected for Sutton Coldfield in 2001. A key lieutenant of David Davis in his leadership bid, Mitchell was appointed shadow secretary of state for international development after the election (more information at They work for you)
portraitRob Pocock (Labour) Contested Sutton Coldfield 2001, 2005.
portraitRichard Brighton (Liberal Democrat) Doctor. Contested Birmingham Selly Oak 2005.
portraitJoe Rooney (Green) Educated at Birmingham University. Studying for a masters degree.
portraitEdward Siddall-Jones (UKIP)
portraitRobert Grierson (BNP) Educated at Cambridge University. Barrister.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 89152
Male: 48.2%
Female: 51.8%
Under 18: 21.6%
Over 60: 24.3%
Born outside UK: 5.7%
White: 94.3%
Black: 1.2%
Asian: 2.9%
Mixed: 1.1%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 78.4%
Hindu: 0.8%
Muslim: 1%
Sikh: 1%
Full time students: 2.8%
Graduates 16-74: 25.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 22.5%
Owner-Occupied: 84.3%
Social Housing: 9.1% (Council: 5.6%, Housing Ass.: 3.5%)
Privately Rented: 4.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.8%

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