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Swansea East

2010 Results:
Conservative: 4823 (14.76%)
Labour: 16819 (51.47%)
Liberal Democrat: 5981 (18.3%)
Plaid Cymru: 2181 (6.67%)
BNP: 1715 (5.25%)
UKIP: 839 (2.57%)
Green: 318 (0.97%)
Majority: 10838 (33.17%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 17457 (56.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 6208 (20.1%)
Conservative: 3103 (10.1%)
Plaid Cymru: 2129 (6.9%)
Other: 1937 (6.3%)
Majority: 11249 (36.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 3026 (10.1%)
Labour: 19612 (65.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 3064 (10.2%)
Plaid Cymru: 3464 (11.5%)
UKIP: 443 (1.5%)
Green: 463 (1.5%)
Majority: 16148 (53.7%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 3582 (9.3%)
Labour: 29151 (75.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 3440 (8.9%)
Plaid Cymru: 1308 (3.4%)
Referendum: 904 (2.3%)
Other: 289 (0.7%)
Majority: 25569 (66.1%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Sian James(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitChristian Holliday (Conservative) Educated at Swansea college and Swansea University. Planning consultant.
portraitSian James(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitRob Speht (Liberal Democrat) born 1972, Pontefract. Educated at Swansea University. Former project manager and director of a renewable energy company. Swansea councillor. Contested Swansea East in 2001 Welsh assembly by-election and at general elections in 2001, 2005.
portraitDic Jones (Plaid Cymru) Telecoms engineer.
portraitTony Young (Green)
portraitDavid Rogers (UKIP)
portraitClive Bennett (Support our Troops Bring them Home)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 83000
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Under 18: 23.3%
Over 60: 22.3%
Born outside UK: 3.1%
White: 98%
Asian: 1%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 70.1%
Muslim: 0.8%
Full time students: 3.7%
Graduates 16-74: 15.1%
No Qualifications 16-74: 34.9%
Owner-Occupied: 67.5%
Social Housing: 23.5% (Council: 18.1%, Housing Ass.: 5.5%)
Privately Rented: 5.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 3.8%

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